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

Institution University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Campus North Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7300 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


As an MSc student of Biology you will be part of a rapidly developing field in which modern biology is integrating molecular techniques in the solution of biological problems such as climate change, pollution, diseases and loss of biodiversity.

You will be able to choose between several academic profiles and thereby specialise in the biological subject(s) you are interested in. This could be Aquatic Biology, Microbiology, Ecology and Evolution, Cellular Biology and Physiology, Molecular Biology and Genetics or Marine Biology.

A graduate degree in Biology offers you a strong foundation for mastering important scientific techniques. You will leave the graduate programme equipped with skills applicable in nature as well as in the lab. 

Career Opportunities  

Biologists work in a variety of occupational settings. The MSc programme in Biology covers a broad set of skills, so immediate job prospects are good. Also, your education and training can easily be targeted to suit specific career aims. Often, biologists get jobs in:
  • biotech
  • pharmaceutical companies
  • government ministries
  • municipalities
  • universities
  • upper secondary schools
  • intellectual property consultancies
  • environmental organisations
  • the media
  • biotech start-ups

The MSc programme in Biology covers a broad set of skills, so immediate job prospects are good. Also, your education and training can easily be targeted to suit specific career aims.  


To be admitted to the MSc in Biology, you must have a bachelor's degree in a relevant subject. Read more about the admission requirements of the university

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 Copenhagen.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact at Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen directly.

To find out how and when to apply, please check this page. Application takes place through an online application portal.

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


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students from outside the EU, EEA, or Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

Further Information

Read more about the MSc programme in Biology and student life at the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen. 

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About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Non EU/EEA citizens

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

North Campus


North Campus

With the Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet) as the next door neighbour, the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences are very well placed in the North Campus. North Campus is an ideal setting for interdisciplinary reseach fields. Massive investments in research infrastructure, including the construction of the Niels Bohr Building and the Maersk Building,  are currently being made to develop the area around the North Campus into Copenhagen Science City. North Campus is very centrally located and transport links are excellent. Many students and teacher  also use their bike, and biking in Copenhagen is easy and convenient.
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