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 open to Danish and
international university students. The programme is both practical and
research-oriented and reflects the interests of the business community,
research institutions and the public sector. It is flexible and can accommodate
the interests of the individual student, who can specialise in a particular
subject area while acquiring general competencies in molecular biology.
Teaching in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics is greatly influenced by the research conducted here, as the lecturers are active researchers. Teaching is of a high academic standard and the research at a high international level. Ongoing research projects include subjects and competencies at all levels, from bacteria and yeast to humans. The understanding of biochemistry and molecular biology is based upon the entire spectrum, from atoms to organisms.
Students can choose to specialise within a more general field – for example, 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 MSc in Molecular Biology programme counts as 120 ECTS credits. Students can tailor the study programme to fit their qualifications and interests. In the first year, students follow an individually planned course programme, while in the second they write a thesis. There are excellent opportunities for connecting up with a group of researchers in connection with work on the thesis project. This gives students a chance to participate in the group’s research projects, academic discussions and articles.
Career OpportunitiesMolecular biology graduates are well placed in both Danish and international job markets. They work across a wide range of fields and institutions, mostly within research or administration and consultancy, in both private and public sectors. If your wish is to become a communicator, you can teach at laboratory-technician and teacher-training colleges or in adult education. Molecular biologists also work in specialist molecular biology fields in the food industry, the health sector and the pharmaceutical industry.
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.
Read about the language requirements of Aarhus University
Apply directly at Aarhus University with all relevant documentation.
To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aarhus University directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education → http://en.fivu.dk/recognition
Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.
TuitionThere is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students outside EU, EAA, or from Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.
For Further InformationInformation from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at → http://en.ufm.dk/
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