Molecular Bioscience, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #251 (WUR) ,
This Molecular Bioscience programme is offered by the University of Southern Denmark. In the Master programme in Biochemistry and molecular biology you will be taught about cell reactions, proteins and their functions and the genes of organisms.


This Molecular Bioscience programme is offered by the University of Southern Denmark. These are central areas in the research of both cancer, diabetes and infectious diseases.

To be admitted to the Master programme in Biochemistry and molecular biology, you must hold a relevant Bachelor's degree.

The Master programme in Biochemistry and molecular biology at SDU 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.

Career opportunities

The demand for biochemists and molecular biologists has increased significantly in recent years.

Typical employers of biochemists and molecular biologists 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.

Programme Structure

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

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:

  • Molecular Bioscience from University of Southern Denmark
  • Biomedicine from University of Southern Denmark
  • Molecular Medicine from Aarhus University
  • Molecular Biology from Aarhus University
  • Molecular Biomedicine from University of Copenhagen
  • Biology-Biotechnology from University of Copenhagen
  • Biochemistry from University of Copenhagen

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.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    13280 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13280 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Odense

  • 5400 - 7800 DKK/month
    Living Costs

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:

BHJ Scholarship

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 Scholarship for Foreign Nationals (the Cultural Agreements)

Danish Government Scholarships for Foreign Nationals - The scholarship helps cover living expenses.

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