Programme Structure

First Year

During the first year, students are offered a number of short courses which provide basic introduction in the key areas of study as well as a number of comprehensive and advanced courses in the core curriculum. The classes include scientific theory, problem-solving exercises, laboratory work and patient demonstrations. There are lectures for the group as a whole, as well as project work and laboratory exercises in small teams.

Second Year 

Students embark upon their master's thesis, which can be carried out at the University or combined with a research placement at pre-clinical or clinical laboratories and private or public institutions of the student's own choice. The one-year master's project gives the student substantial experience in individual, experimental work.

Programme structure

Check out the MSc in Human Biology curriculum for the exact details about structure, courses, exams, workload in ECTS-points etc. (external link to

Course information

University of Copenhagen course catalog for the MSc in Human Biology.

Study Abroad

It is also possible to study abroad during your degree. You can choose to study abroad one or two semesters or for a shorter period of time; e.g. take a summer school course.