Chemistry and Environmental Biology
Master (2 years) of Chemistry and Environmental Biology, 120 ECTSAgriculture and environment Mathematics, natural- and computer science
|Institution||Roskilde University (RUC)|
|Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH)||8400 EUR|
Would you like to work with environmental chemistry?In the Master's programme Chemistry + Environmental Biology you will work with organic and inorganic chemistry, analytic and environmental chemistry, eco-toxicology, population and system ecology and biological resource management.
You will acquire knowledge of organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, chemical thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, quantum chemistry, spectroscopy, biological chemistry and physical chemical methods.
You will also learn about biological populations and ecological communities, the interaction between elements, chemical compounds and organisms, the role of and interaction between equilibrium, redox and other chemical reactions in biological processes and organisms. You will gain an insight into environmental factors and environmental chemistry's relevance to organisms, the dynamics of biological resources and human impact on the environment.
The programme will provide you with the skills to identify, formalise, analyse, evaluate and solve problems within chemistry and environmental biology independently or in cooperation with others. You will learn to understand, develop, implement and evaluate experimental studies, simulations, reasoning or evidence or proof, and to understand, develop, apply and evaluate qualitative and/or quantitative models within the subjects.
You finish the programme by writing an interdisciplinary master thesis and you have the possibility to write it as an experimental 60 ECTS master thesis during 3. and 4. semester.
CareerThe programme offers you a wide range of job opportunities in, for example:
- Public or private research and control laboratories
- The environmental health and safety sectors
- The chemical industry
- The education sector
- Consultancies with focus on environmental chemistry
The master programme also qualifies graduates to admission to a PhD programme.
Facts about the programmeDegree: Master of Science (MSc) in Chemistry and Environmental Biology
Language of tuition: English
AdmissionThe 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:
TuitionThere 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 InformationHow to contact RUC
Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en
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