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Master (2 years) of Science in Biology-Biotechnology, 120 ECTS
Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
Campus North Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7300 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Where biology teaches us to understand nature, biotechnology gives us the chance to use it.

As an MSc student of Biology-Biotechnology, you will be working with biotechnological problems related to health and diseases in humans, animals and plants across traditional boundaries.Throughout the programme, there is a strong focus on innovation and collaboration with relevant índustries.

The two-year programme consists of a wide selection of elective courses, which makes it possible for you to create a profile that matches your personal interests. 

Read more about the structure of the programme

Career Opportunities  

With an MSc degree in Biology-Biotechnology, 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.
  • There are also good opportunities for continuing your research at the Faculty of Science as the faculty’s biotechnological research is at a high, internationally recognised level, particularly in the molecular field involving foods, plants and animals.


Students holding a BSc in Biology - Biotechnology from The Faculty of Science are directly qualified for admission to the MSc programme in Biology - Biotechnology.Students holding other BSc degrees in Natural Sciences are admitted on the basis of individual evaluation of the academic content of their BSc. Read more.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Read about the language requirements of University of Copenhagen.

To find out how and when to apply, please see this page. Application takes place through an online application portal.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact University of Copenhagen directly at

A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education →

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students from outside the EU, EEA, or Switzerland. 

Further Information

Read more about the MSc programme in Biology-Biotechnology and student life at the Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen.

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

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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


Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

North Campus


North Campus

With the Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet) as the next door neighbour, the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences are very well placed in the North Campus. North Campus is an ideal setting for interdisciplinary reseach fields. Massive investments in research infrastructure, including the construction of the Niels Bohr Building and the Maersk Building,  are currently being made to develop the area around the North Campus into Copenhagen Science City. North Campus is very centrally located and transport links are excellent. Many students and teacher  also use their bike, and biking in Copenhagen is easy and convenient.
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