Programme Structure

During the first year at the Molecular Biomedicine programme you follow compulsory courses in molecular pathology, bioinformatics and statistics. In addition, you must participate in elective and restricted elective courses totalling 30 ECTS.

The restricted elective and elective courses can cover such topics as bacterial pathogenesis or laboratory animal science, but you may also choose from a large number of courses offered throughout the University of Copenhagen (by many faculties).

On all compulsory and restricted elective courses – and on many of the elective courses – teaching is in English. Likewise, all exams are in English.

Do a Project in Practice or study abroad

As part of the programme, you can choose to do a project in practice in collaboration with a company or an institution.

If you wish to study abroad you can attend international summer schools or courses. However, you must apply for a pre-approval of such study activities.

Master's thesis

It is possible to do Master's thesis projects at a large number of molecular biology laboratories at the University of Copenhagen, at several research institutions and in the biomedical industry.

First, you select a thesis supervisor, based on your own particular specific field of interest. In this process, you can seek the assistance of a master's advisor. When you have found a thesis supervisor, the two of you will formulate an independent research project that is part of the larger context in the supervisor's field of research. The goal of your project will be to obtain new molecular biomedical insight in the particular field of study.

You then join the supervisor's research group and laboratory, and remain associated with this group for the rest of your time in the master programme. During that time, you are expected to work in the laboratory whenever you are not busy with coursework. The project work concludes with a written scientific report on the experimental work carried out (in English), and you present your findings at an oral exam that takes the form of a scientific defense, with two examiners responsible for questioning your results and conclusions.

The structure of the programme is as follows:

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
Year 1 Molecular Pathology Statistics for Molecular Biomedicine Bioinformatics of High Throughput Analyses
Year 2 Thesis

The academic year at University of Copenhagen is divided into four blocks. One block is nine weeks and equals 15 ECTS.

     Compulsory course
     Restricted elective course
     Elective course

Restricted elective courses

Choose your restricted elective courses from the list below. Click on each course for a detailed description.