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Immunology and Inflammation

Master (2 years) of Science in Immunology and Inflammation, 120 ECTS
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Institution University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Campus North Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 8400 EUR


The MSc in Immunology and Inflammation is a theoretical and experimental Master's programme within the natural and health sciences. It qualifies you to find solutions as well as design new therapy strategies to combat human diseases.

Immunology and inflammation are the fields within medicine and biology concerned with immunity, the immune system and the way the body reacts to injury or infection.
As an immunologist you have highly specialized knowledge of and competences within immunology, autoimmune and other inflammatory diseases, allergies, tumour immunology, and related topics such as immune-pathology, -toxicology, -pharmacology, -therapy, and translational medicine.

Moreover, the MSc in Immunology and Inflammation focus on methodologies and newly developed in vitro and in vivo models. This will complement you with practical skills for a better and faster integration in your future career within immunology.

Career Opportunities

With a degree in Immunology and Inflammation you have a wide range of career opportunities. You can work within the medical and pharmaceutical industries, at hospitals, within research or education. 

Admission Requirements

If you have completed a Bachelor’s degree within the last 5 years or if you are enrolled in the final semester of a Bachelor’s programme, you are eligible to apply for the Master’s programme in Immunology and Inflammation.  Regardless of which university you are enrolled at, you can - if you meet the admission and language requirements - apply on the basis of a relevant Bachelor’s degree.

Bachelor’s degrees that grant directly qualification: If you hold one of the following Bachelor's degrees from a Danish university, you are considered to meet all admission requirements and are directly qualified to apply to the MSc in Immunology and Inflammation:
  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biomedicine/Molecular Medicine
  • Veterinary Medicine
Other relevant Bachelor's Degrees

If you hold a Bachelor’s degree other than the above mentioned from a university in Denmark or abroad you may be admitted if it is the assessment of the admissions committee that your Bachelor programme is equivalent in scope and content to one of the Bachelor programmes listed above.

Academic, language and graduation year requirements
  • Academic requirements: You must document that you have passed courses on university/college level within the following areas:
    • A total of at least 30 ECTS credits within 3 of 4 areas: Cell biology, biochemistry, genetics and/or molecular biology.
  • Language requirements: You are required to document proficiency in English according to your background; see the language requirements.

  • Graduation year requirement: You must have earned your Bachelor’s degree within a maximum of 5 years prior to the start of the first semester of the Master’s programme. (In exceptional circumstances the admissions committee may waive the graduation year requirements).
Read more about the admission restrictions and selection criteria on the programme websites at the University of Copenhagen


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EEA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

Further Information

Read more about the MSc programme in Immunology and inflammation and student life at University of Copenhagen.

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

EU/EEA/Swiss Citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss Citizens

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

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North Campus

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