Master (2 years) of Molecular Biology, 120 ECTSMathematics, natural- and computer science
|Institution||Aarhus University (AU)|
|Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH)||6750 EUR|
|Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH)||0 EUR|
The MSc in Molecular Biology programme is both practical and
research-oriented, reflecting the interests of business and industry, research
institutions, and the public sector. This flexible programme accommodates the
interests of the individual student, because it allows you to specialise in a
particular subject area while acquiring a general mastery of molecular biology.
SpecialisationStudents can choose to specialise within a choice of fields, including one of the five branches of molecular biology in which Aarhus University is particularly strong: molecular medicine, structural biology, systems biology, plant biology, and quantitative genetics.
The study programme can be tailored to fit the individual student’s qualifications and interests. In the first year, you will follow an individually planned course programme. In the second year, you will write a thesis. There are excellent opportunities for collaboration with a group of researchers in connection with your thesis project work, and this gives you the chance to participate in the group’s research projects, academic discussions and articles.
World-Class ResearchTeaching in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics is greatly influenced by the research conducted here, as the lecturers are all active researchers. Students gain insight into ongoing research projects across the entire spectrum of molecular biology – from bacteria and yeast to humans. The understanding of biochemistry and molecular biology is based upon the entire spectrum, from atoms to organisms.
Student LifeStudents in the programme are based at the Department of Molecular Biology, which is located in Die Rote Zone, the department’s large facility in Science Park Aarhus, which students have furnished themselves and where they meet in connection with academic and social activities (and which has its own Friday bar). A number of student organisations in the department also organise academic activities.
CareersAs a molecular biologist, you will primarily be working with finding solutions to the many health and food challenges faced by our society due to ageing populations and more stringent standards for food development and quality. These areas are growing rapidly – a trend that is expected to continue. The employment prospects for future molecular biologists therefore look very promising.
AdmissionTo find out more about admission to the MSc in Molecular Biology please visit
the programme’s website.
In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level.
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Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.
TuitionPlease read more about tuition fee here → http://kandidat.au.dk/en/admission/tuitionfees/
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