Profile and Career

In the Biotechnology MSc programme you will learn how to identify and solve problems in relation to biological production.

Competence description

With an MSc degree in Biotechnology, you will, among other things, be able to:

  • use living organisms such as plants and animals to produce non-allergenic foods or biomedicine as an alternative to chemically produced medicine.
  • make organisms more resistant to the future environment and climate.
  • switch on and off genes which increase the utilisation value of plants or animals for food, energy etc.
  • develop biomedicine, bioactive components and solutions which benefit health.
  • map biological processes in living cells through changing the organism’s genes.
  • discover and develop new enzymes for use in, for instance, the food industry.

Career opportunities

Your knowledge, communication skills and your experimental competences ensure that you have good career opportunities within many areas in Denmark as well as abroad:

  • You can work within research and development in public and private companies such as Novo Nordisk, Chr. Hansen and Novozymes.
  • You can work in companies producing foods, enzymes, drugs, textiles, new energy resources or environmentally beneficial processes.
  • You can also work with management, risk analysis, teaching and communication in either public or private companies.
  • Furthermore there are good opportunities for continuing your research at the University of Copenhagen as the biotechnological research is at a high, internationally recognised level, particularly in the molecular field involving foods, plants and animals.