Master (2 years) of , 120 ECTS
Health care, social services, and care services Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Odense
Duration 2 Years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 3320 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The MSc programme in Biomedicine at the University of Southern Denmark teaches you how to understand illnesses at the cellular and molecular levels.
Where a physician's primary focus is patient care, the biomedic’s focus is to understand the disease at the molecular and cellular levels.

Biomedics can in medical research develop new methods of diagnosing diseases and new treatment methods based on the newest molecular biological knowledge, in collaboration with physicians. In recent years, we have achieved an enormous amount of insight into how healthy cells work. With that in mind, today we are beginning to understand diseases, disease mechanisms and pharmaceutical efficiency on a very detailed level.

Career Opportunities  

As a biomedic, you may find job openings in both the public healthcare system and in private companies. This could be in connection with the research and development projects in the medical industry, the biotech industry, foodstuffs technology, at hospitals, at universities and at research centres.

About the Degree

Biomedicine is an interdisciplinary subject run as a collaboration between the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Department of Medical Biology at the University of Southern Denmark and the Clinical Institute at the Odense University Hospital. 

The first year of the Master’s programme revolves around three core courses:
  • Human pathophysiology, where disease mechanisms are studied on a cellular, subcellular and molecular level.
  • Advanced pharmacology, which concerns the effect mechanisms of pharmaceuticals on a cellular level and organ level in order to treat diseases in the nervous system, the bone structure, infections and blastoma.
  • Neurobiology, which is handled by the Faculty of Health Science and deals with the central nervous system and its structure and function, as well as the most important central nervous diseases.


To be admitted to this programme, you must hold a Bachelor's degree (or other degree based on at least three years of higher education after the high school level). You must have qualifications in biochemistry and molecular biology corresponding to at least 60 ECTS, as well as fundamental knowledge of pharmacology, physiology and anatomy.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. 
Please see the specific language entry requirements here  

Apply directly at the University of Southern Denmark with all relevant documentation. 

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact the University of Southern Denmark directly.
A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland.

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

For Further Information

Students accepted to this course are eligible to apply for the International Brainstormers Project 

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Apr 01
Start date
Sep 01

Spring - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Aug 01
Start date
Feb 01

Spring - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Nov 01
Start date
Feb 01



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