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Computer Science and Molecular Biology

Master (2 years) of Computer Science and Molecular Biology, 120 ECTS
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

Bio-informatics: Computer science with a focus on molecular biology

The master programme Computer Science + Molecular Biology will equip you with knowledge, skills and competencies in software engineering and molecular biology.

You will learn techniques and theories to analyse, design and construct software systems, including software engineering methods and principles, computer and system architecture, algorithms and data representation as well as design principles for human-machine interfaces.

You will acquire knowledge of theories and methods for analysis, design and implementation of IT applications: systems development methods and principles, IT architecture, innovative IT applications as a product, service or process and interaction between IT solutions and uses. You will learn about cell biology and physiology, molecular genetics, biochemistry, genetic and protein engineering and bio-informatics.

The programme will provide you with the skills to organise, manage and plan a system development project, including the software component, especially where the development and application of molecular biological models and methodologies are key, e.g. in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry or in IT companies operating within the field of biotechnology.

Career Opportunities 

The programme will provide you with a wide range of job opportunities in the IT industry, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry or in IT companies operating within the field of biotechnology as:
  • IT developer
  • Programmer or IT architect
  • Project manager
The master degree qualifies graduates to start on a PhD programme.

Facts about the programme

Degree: Master of Science (MSc) in Computer Science and Molecular 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 (non-EU/EEA citizens)

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

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

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


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