In the Master programme in Molecular bioscience you will be taught about cell reactions, proteins and their functions and the genes of organisms. These are central areas in the research of both cancer, diabetes and infectious diseases.
The Master programme in Molecular bioscience at the University of Southern Denmark is characterised by a large number of electives. This allows you to specialise by taking elective courses in Denmark or abroad or by conducting a research project in close cooperation with a business.
The technological and scientific advances move the boundaries for what is academically possible. Human DNA – the 3 billion building blocks of life – are now known and will come to revolutionise molecular bioscience. The next challenge will be to map out the function of genes.
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology has accepted this challenge and is among the frontrunners worldwide in the new research area of proteom analysis which is used to map proteins in humans and other organisms.
The first year of the Master programme in Molecular bioscience consists of an experimental core course in advanced protein chemistry and biological mass spectrometry, which can be supplemented with an experimental course in molecular microbiology and/or an experimental course in cloning and characterisation of human proteins.
The programme is known for a large degree of electives. This gives you the opportunity to specialise according to your interests in all fields within the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
This Molecular Bioscience programme is offered by the University of Southern Denmark. The last year of the programme is dedicated to the Master's thesis. During this period, you will be assigned to one of the department's research directors.
A graduate programme at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is much more than courses, classes and lectures.
A strong education programme is one that integrates academic and social experiences to maximise learning and personal development. Therefore, at the University of Southern Denmark, you find not only a place to study, but a place to cultivate new friendships and pursue co-curricular activities
Accordingly, the University of Southern Denmark in Odense gathers most departments under the same roof. On campus you will also find the university library, an academic bookshop, several canteens, the Friday bar, a gym, a branch of Starbucks and a plethora of academic and social student associations.
The demand for molecular bioscientists has increased significantly in recent years.
Typical employers of molecular bioscientists include pharmaceutical companies, the health-care sector, universities and other research institutions.
The quality and relevance of the programme are approved by the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
The Master programme in Molecular bioscience has a scope of 120 ECTS, equivalent to two years' full-time work.
The programme is based on the internationally recognised expertise of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the areas of proteomics and biological mass spectrometry.
The first semester consists of mandatory and constituent courses, whereas the second semester is devoted to electives. You can do elective courses at the University of Southern Denmark or abroad or conduct an individual laboratory project in cooperation with a business.
The second year of the programme is devoted to the Master's thesis, a 60 ECTS research project. This may be conducted at one of the laboratories of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, within the areas of proteomics/mass spectrometry, molecular biomedicine or molecular microbiology. The project can also conducted at another laboratory, e.g. at the Odense University Hospital.
Graduates are awarded the title Master of Science (MSc) in Molecular bioscience.
If you wish to pursue a career in academic research, you can apply for the PhD programme.
To be considered for a 3-year PhD fellowship, you must hold Master's degree.
To be considered for a 4-year PhD fellowship, you must hold Bachelor's degree and have passed Master's degree exams corresponding to 60 ECTS.
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
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To apply for the Master's programme in Molecular Bioscience, you need a relevant Bachelor's degree. You can apply if you hold one of the following degrees:
You can also apply if you hold a similar degree containing a minimum of 60 ECTS within the field of molecular bioscience. The Study Board will assess your degree once you have applied.
You can apply for Molecular Bioscience with a minor in Chemistry if you hold a bachelor's degree in Molecular Bioscience with a minor in Chemistry. You can also apply if you hold a similar degree containing a minimum of 60 ECTS within the field of molecular bioscience and 40 ECTS within Chemistry. The Study Board will assess your degree once you have applied.
If your degree does not fulfill the entry requirements, the study board will decide whether you can follow one or more supplementary courses.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Options for full-degree graduate students:
Only available for students applying for a master programme at our Sønderborg Campus
Six one-year scholarships are issued pr. year: three for studies within the technical field i.e. Mechatronics and Innovation & Business respectively, and three are for studies within the field of business administration i.e. Business Relationship Management.
A scholarship of DKK 40.000 may be granted if and when the requirements are met. It is paid in two instalments of DKK 20.000 per semester. The scholarship grant depends on acceptance and enrolment as a full-time student in one of the above mentioned programmes.
Options for Exchange and Guest Students:
Danish Government Scholarships for Foreign Nationals - The scholarship helps cover living expenses.
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