Programme Structure 

The MSc Programme in Biology gives you the freedom to choose one of the programme's five specialisations. You can also study Biology with a minor subject.

No matter which specialization you choose, you’ll meet three types of courses:

  • Compulsory courses – these are mandatory and cover the basic elements of the specialization during your first year of study.
  • Restricted elective courses – you choose these from a selection of courses.
  • Elective courses that you are free to choose. These comprise 15 ECTS.

Courses, written assignments and exams are in English. During the programme you can do a Project in Practice in collaboration with a company or an organization. You can also study abroad.

Your MSc programme concludes with a thesis project. Examples of thesis subjects include inquiries into:

  • Genes and mechanisms of programmed cell death
  • The effect of water pollution upon water fleas
  • Spread of antibiotic resistance in bacteria
  • Effects of global warming on ecosystems

The Master Thesis is 60 ECTS in all 5 specialisations.