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Environmental Biology and Computer Science

Master (2 years) of Environmental Biology and Computer Science, 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 biology and computer science?

The Master's programme Environmental Biology + Computer Science will qualify you to work with computational models and tools for applications within biological and ecological systems.

You will acquire knowledge of biological populations and ecological communities. You will gain an understanding of nutrient and element cycling processes in ecosystems and the interactions between living organisms and their physical, chemical and biological environment.

You will also learn how we can best utilise nature that surrounds us and its resources in a sustainable manner. You will learn about fundamental computational models and tools, as well as techniques and theories to analyse, design and construct software systems: software engineering methods and principles, computer and system architecture, algorithms and data representation and design principles for man-machine interfaces.

The programme will provide you with skills in the fields of population, community and ecosystems ecology, numerical simulation and data analysis. You will learn how to program advanced software solutions and to make numerical simulations of biological and ecological systems. You will be qualified to extract and interpret general patterns from large and variable biological and ecological data sets.

Career opportunities 

The programme provides you with a wide range of job opportunities in the public and private sectors within:
  • environmental consulting
  • biological production systems (including aquaculture) - analysis and regulation
  • environmental management and assessment
  • biological and ecological resource analysis and planning
The master programme also qualifies graduates for admission to a PhD programme.

Facts about the programme

Degree: Master of Science (MSc) in Environmentat Biology and Computer Science
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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