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Environmental Biology and International Development

Master (2 years) of Environmental Biology + International Development , 120 ECTS
Agriculture and environment Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Interdisciplinary Studies

Institution Roskilde University (RUC)
Campus Roskilde
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6675 EUR

Would you like to work with environment and resource development in an international context?

In the Master's programme Environmental Biology & International Development Studies, you will work with the interaction between living organisms and ecological systems and methods that can be used in connection with work on developmental issues in a global context.

You will acquire knowledge of biological populations and ecological communities. You will gain an understanding of nutrient and element cycling processes in ecosystems and the interactions between living organisms and their physical, chemical and biological environment.

You will also learn about how we can best ulilise nature that surrounds us and its resources in a sustainable manner. You will gain insights into development models and strategies in their historical, institutional and wider social, cultural and political-economic context. You will acquire insights into man-made effects on individuals, populations and ecosystems and conditions for biological production in connection with development projects.

The programme qualifies you to work with the environment and/or resource development in an international context. You will acquire the necessary skills to translate knowledge for analysis in environmental biological and ecological systems, with particular focus on environmental and biological aspects of development projects abroad, including biological resources.

Career Opportunities 

The programme provides you with a wide range of job opportunities in the public and private sectors within:
  • research, dissemination, analysis, consulting and administration of environmental biological and ecological systems - with particular focus on environmental and biological aspects of development projects abroad, including biological resources
The master programme also qualifies graduates to admission to start on a PhD programme

Facts of the programme

Master degree: Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Biology and International Development Studies.
Language of tuition: The programme is international and the language of study is English. 


Get an overview of the admission requirements that you must fulfil in order to be considered for admission as a master's student:
At RUC, you can also enrol as a guest student or as an exchange student:


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

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

Application date
Sep 01
Start date
Feb 01

Application date
Mar 01
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