24 months
14800 EUR/year
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The Molecular Biology programme from Aarhus University is both practical and research-oriented, reflecting the interests of business and industry, research institutions and the public sector. 

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This flexible Molecular Biology programme from Aarhus University accommodates the interests of the individual student, because it allows you to specialise in a particular subject area while acquiring a general mastery of in molecular biology.

Students can choose to specialise within a more general field, including one of the five branches of molecular biology in which Aarhus University is particularly strong: molecular medicine, structural biology, systems biology, plant biology, and quantitative genetics.

Job opportunities

As a molecular biologist, you primarily work with finding solutions to the many health and food challenges that our society is facing. These are due to the ageing population and more stringent standards for food development and quality. These areas are growing rapidly – a trend that is expected to continue. The employment prospects for future molecular biologists therefore look very promising.

Graduates of the MSc programme in molecular biology are in demand on both Danish and international job markets. They work across a wide range of fields and institutions, mostly within research or administration and consultancy, in both the private and public sectors. If you are interested in becoming a communicator, you can teach at laboratory technician and teacher-training colleges or in adult education. Molecular biologists also work in specialist molecular biology fields in the food industry, the health sector and the pharmaceutical industry.

Programme Structure

  • The Master’s degree in molecular biology counts as 120 ECTS credits and mainly consists of subjects within the molecular biology field of study. You specialise by participating in course activities and projects and by writing a thesis.

  • During your very first week, you structure your own individual study programme with the help of a teacher from the Department of Molecular Biology by choosing courses from a course catalogue.

  • Your programme is based on your academic qualifications and interests and the subjects you studied for your Bachelor’s degree. The plan must be approved by the Board of Studies before you can enrol for examinations.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

February (only applicants with a legal right of admission can apply)


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The following Bachelor's degrees qualify students for admission to the Master's degree programme in Molecular Biology:
  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology from Aarhus University.
  • The following other degrees can provide admission to the Master’s degree programme in Molecular Biology:
  • Another Bachelor of Science degree with subject components in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics equaling 80 ECTS, as well as basic subject components in Mathematics, Chemistry, Statistics and Probability Calculus.
  • Other qualifications can provide admission to the Master’s degree programme, provided the university assesses that their level, extent and content correspond to the degrees mentioned above.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14800 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Aarhus

6639 - 10051 DKK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Aarhus University offers a limited number of scholarships to very talented students outside of Europe. To learn more about the options, please visit: kandidat.au.dk/en/admission/scholarships-and-grants/

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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