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Environmental Biology and Molecular Biology

Master (2 years) of Environmental Biology and Molecular Biology, 120 ECTS
Agriculture and environment 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), Environmental Biology and Molecular Biology.

With this combination, you aquire the skills and compentencies both for field studies and for using the newest molecular techniques in biology. This combination is very attractive both for students that aim at a career in environmental monitoring and for students that want to pursue a career in research.  

Environmental Biology has its focus on how nature works and the interaction between living organisms and their physical, chemical and biological surroundings.

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 Environmental Biology includes courses and project work, currently four courses and one or two projects.

The teaching language is English.

Please contact the Study Guidance regarding the current courses on offer.

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.

International students, non Danish speaking, can apply to study Environmental Biology in English on an exchange or guest student programme only (please note: No credit transfer to full degree programs). 


The general requirements for admission to the Master’s programme are:
  • A Bachelor's degree equivalent to a Danish bachelor 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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