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Mathematics and Environmental Biology

Master (2 years) of Mathematics and Environmental 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) 7575 EUR

Mathematicians familiar with environmental biology

Mathematics has become increasingly indispensable in the biological disciplines, and there is a growing need for mathematicians with detailed knowledge of environmental biology in order to develop statistical models to avoid the pitfalls of biological modelling.

On the master degree programme in Mathematics and Environmental Biology, you will work with geometry, probability calculus and statistics, as well as the fundamental structures of mathematics. You will learn about organisms, populations and ecological communities, food and nutrient cycle processes in ecosystems and the dynamics of biological resources. You will gain an insight into the relevance of environmental factors for organisms, and the dynamics of biological resources and human impact on the environment. You finish the programme by writing an interdisciplinary master thesis.

Career Opportunities 

The programme offers you a wide range of job opportunities in:
  • The environmental sector
  • The biotech industry
  • The education sector
  • Consultancies, e.g. in modelling or environmental monitoring
The master programme also qualifies graduates to admission to start on a PhD programme.

Facts about the programme

Degree: Master of Science (MSc) in Mathematics and Environmental Biology
Language of tuition: 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
Start date
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