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Computer Science and Molecular Biology

Master (2 years) of Computer Science and Molecular Biology, 120 ECTS
Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Roskilde University (RUC)
Campus Roskilde
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 8400 EUR


This Master´s programme is a combination of two equal subjects (each 60 ECTS points), Computer Science and Molecular Biology.

In this combination, you obtain both the molecular biology knowledge, skills and competencies to critically analyse the results generated with existing bioinformatics tools as well as the computer science knowledge and skills to contribute to development of the bioinformatics programs.

At computer science, you receive a theoretical and methodological understanding of computer science’s core material. You learn how to combine theory, method and the practical application. At the same time, you learn basic programming, information structuring and design.

Molecular biology is the biology discipline that deals with cellular macromolecules, their characteristics and interactions. In the courses of Molecular Biology, you will obtain a solid knowledge of all the central theories in Biochemistry, Genetics, Cell Biology and Physiology and you will develop your experimental skills.

About the Degree

The Master´s programme of Computer Science consists of two modules:
  • Module 1: The focus is on computer-based technologies and the module covers subjects such as machine construction, operating systems, distributed systems, databases, human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, web technology, etc.
  • Module 2: During this module, you will specialise within a limited computer scientic field and write a project or a thesis.
In the Master´s programme of Molecular Biology, you can choose between two main profiles: 
  • The Molecular Cell Biology profile provides a deeper insight into cell biology, molecular biology and cell physiology.
  • The Bioinformatics profile gives you the opportunity to go in depth with bioinformatics in combination with cell biology.
Both profiles contain 30 ECTS project work in addition to the 30 ECTS from courses.


The general requirements for admission to the Master’s programme are:
  • A Bachelor's degree equivalent to a Danish Bachelor´s degree within the field of study of the Master’s programme.
    Students who wish to apply for a combination Master’s programme must have an educational background which is relevant to both subjects of the combination. If this is not the case the student, if generally qualified, will be required to do prerequisite studies at Bachelor level within the subjects for which the student is not fully qualified.
  • Fluency in both spoken and written English. IELTS: 6.5 or TOEFL paper-based: 550 or TOEFL computer-based: 225 or TOEFL internet-based: 80.
    Applicants whose native language is English or applicants whose first university degree was completed at an English speaking university need not enclose a proficiency test. Documentation regarding this must be enclosed.

How and where to apply

At RUC you can enrol as a guest student or as an exchange student. Read more about your possibillities using the following links:


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.

RUC charges an application fee for applicants from countries outside EU/EEA and Switzerland, who do not hold a Danish entry examination or a bachelor´s degree issued by a Danish university.

If you are granted one of the following types of residence permit, you are not required to pay the application fee:
  • A permanent residence permit in Denmark ("Permanent opholdstilladelse")
  • A temporary residence permit with the possibility of a permanent residence in Denmark ("Opholdstilladelse med mulighed for varigt ophold")
  • A residence permit in Denmark according to the EU/EEA regulations (Opholdstilladelse jf. EF/EØS bekendtgørelsen")

For Further Information

How to contact RUC

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

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