Why study Human Biology? – University of Copenhagen

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The MSc programme in Human Biology offers:

  • Training at the highest academic level

    MSc in Human Biology at UCPH is an ambitious programme of study that provides advanced theoretical and experimental training within the fields of molecular biology and the natural sciences with the aim of providing the student with the necessary skills and qualifications to start an independent research career.
  • Interdisciplinary study

    Our programme is structured so that students are exposed to several disciplines and can connect and integrate different areas of study and scientific approaches.
  • A fully international programme


    The degree programme is taught entirely in English. Our teaching staff are certified to teach in English by the University's Center for Internationalisation and Parallel Language and all books and teaching material are also provided in English.
  • Focus on research

    As a student on the programme, you will develop skills in research methodology and laboratory techniques and have the opportunity as part of your master's thesis work, to spend the 2nd year of your degree conducting independent research in hospitals, clinical departments, large pharmaceutical companies or leading biotech firms in Denmark and internationally. A degree in Human Biology from the University of Copenhagen is thus an excellent basis for further PhD biomedical research.
  • Small teams & flexibility

    The relatively small student intake gives you the opportunity to have an influence on course content and help shaping this so that topics of relevance to you are represented. Students also benefit from the opportunity to work in small focused teams.