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Chemistry and Environmental Biology

Master (2 years) of Chemistry and Environmental Biology, 120 ECTS
Agriculture and environment Interdisciplinary Studies Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Roskilde University (RUC)
Campus Roskilde
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 9000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR

Would you like to work with environmental chemistry?

In the Master's programme Chemistry + Environmental Biology you will work with organic and inorganic chemistry, analytic and environmental chemistry, eco-toxicology, population and system ecology and biological resource management.

You will acquire knowledge of organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, chemical thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, quantum chemistry, spectroscopy, biological chemistry and physical chemical methods.

You will also learn about biological populations and ecological communities, the interaction between elements, chemical compounds and organisms, the role of and interaction between equilibrium, redox and other chemical reactions in biological processes and organisms. You will gain an insight into environmental factors and environmental chemistry's relevance to organisms, the dynamics of biological resources and human impact on the environment.

The programme will provide you with the skills to identify, formalise, analyse, evaluate and solve problems within chemistry and environmental biology independently or in cooperation with others. You will learn to understand, develop, implement and evaluate experimental studies, simulations, reasoning or evidence or proof, and to understand, develop, apply and evaluate qualitative and/or quantitative models within the subjects.

You finish the programme by writing an interdisciplinary master thesis and you have the possibility to write it as an experimental 60 ECTS master thesis during 3. and 4. semester.

Career Opportunities 

The programme offers you a wide range of job opportunities in, for example:

  • Public or private research and control laboratories
  • The environmental health and safety sectors
  • The chemical industry
  • The education sector
  • Consultancies with focus on environmental chemistry 
The master programme also qualifies graduates to admission to a PhD programme.

Facts about the programme

Degree: Master of Science (MSc) in Chemistry 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:
How and where to apply

At RUC, you can also enrol as a guest student or as an exchange student:
Admission for Exchange Students
Admission for Guest Students

Tuition fees

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. 

Further Information

Application Deadlines

September entry (EU/EEA citizens and tuition fee waivers)

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

September entry (non-EU/EEA citizens)

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01


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