Profile and Career

Human Biology is a 2-year interdisciplinary elite MSc programme, offering advanced theoretical and experimental training. The programme focuses on integrated and mechanism oriented pathophysiology and pharmacology in order to give the students a comprehensive and intuitive understanding of the human organism in health and disease.

The degree is aimed at students with a bachelor's degree from within all fields of health or natural sciences.

"There's a good mix of in-house teaching and hands on practical instruction. You have access to frontline researchers who teach students about their particular area of expertise.

Brian De La Valle, Ottawa, Canada
MSc student 2009

The MSc in Human Biology focuses on the study of the biological processes affecting human beings. The broad study of human biology combined with substantial research and experimentation work gives students a unique set of biomedical and research skills. Graduates of the programme will be able to conduct independent research, as well as to evaluate and consult on complex problems relating to human health.

After passing the exam in animal science students will obtain a legal license to perform independent research within this field. Thus, during the course of the two year study programme students will acquire the necessary skills and qualifications to start independent research careers.

As an international research-oriented masters degree, we admit a substantial number of international students to the study programme. The programme is taught entirely in English.

Check out 5 reasons to study MSc in Human Biology.

Career opportunities

With a degree in Human Biology you are prepared for a wide range of careers within research, development and consulting and it is an excellent foundation for further PhD research. More than 50% of Human Biology candidates continue onto a PhD.

Graduates have found both public and private sector employment, in e.g. the biomedical industry, the environment sector, large biotechnology companies, food technology firms as well as research centers, hospitals and academic institutions.