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Biology

Master (2 years) of Science in Biology, 120 ECTS
Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6750 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website http://kandidat.au.dk/en/biology/

Description 

The Master’s programme in Biology will strengthen your analytical skills and challenge and develop both your critical and creative way of thinking. Enhancing the fundamental biological knowledge gained in your bachelor’s degree, you will experience many combinations of theory, observation and experimental research during the Master’s programme, which consists of laboratory work, field excursions, lectures and seminars.

Individual Study Plan

On commencing the programme, you compose your own individual study plan in collaboration with a lecturer. The considerable freedom of choice offered is an excellent opportunity for in-depth study in one of the many disciplines within biology – genetics, evolution and ecology, ecophysiology, aquatic biology, microbiology, or ecosystem function and management.

Depending on which specialisation you choose, you will get the opportunity to work on field stations in Denmark, the Arctic regions and on Aarhus University’s research vessel, Aurora.

Student Life

During your time as a student in the Master’s programme in Biology you will have close contact with the lecturers, who are conducting research and working with the latest knowledge within their academic field. This gives you the opportunity to work with research groups and in an international research environment.

The Department of Bioscience has a great student environment with both academic and social activities. The department has its own student- driven newsletter as well as a student committee that keeps students informed about departmental activities. Several student organisations in the department organise academic activities, excursions, celebrations and social events.

Careers  

Aarhus University trains biology graduates for the regional, national and international job markets. Graduates in bioscience will find work across a wide range of fields and institutions: mostly within research, administration and consultancy, but also in teaching and communication in private and public sectors. Biologists work across many fields in biology, ranging from biotechnology, nature and the environment to biological production within agriculture and the fishing industry. Many work as consultants or environmental officers in the field of environmental administration and management. Some biology graduates have found work in the media and publishing world, or as nature consultants.  

Admission  

To find out more about admission to the MSc in 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 the University of Aarhus

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact the University of Aarhus directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education → http://ufm.dk/en/education-and-institutions/recognition-and-transparency/recognition-guide

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.

Tuition

Please read more about tuition fee here → http://kandidat.au.dk/en/admission/tuitionfees/

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at: http://ufm.dk/en

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



EU/EEA/Swiss

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

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