|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
|Annual tuition (EEA)||0 EUR|
|Annual tuition (non-EEA)||14,800 EUR|
The MSc programme in Biology provides you with the opportunity to specialise in one or more of the areas of biology that you find most interesting. Because all students begin with a basic knowledge of biology, the teaching is at a high level right from the start. The Department of Biology at Aarhus University is popular among students and researchers from abroad. It is an active and international research environment.
When you commence your MSc programme in Biology, you compose your own individual study plan in collaboration with a lecturer. The degree programme counts as 120 ECTS and consists of elective courses and a thesis. The considerable freedom of choice is an excellent opportunity for in-depth studies in one of the many disciplines within biology – such as genetics, evolution and ecology, ecophysiology, aquatic biology, microbiology, and ecosystem function and management.
The MSc thesis is often based on a major fieldwork and/or laboratory project. Under the supervision of a researcher, students are personally responsible for a project description as well as for preparing and completing their thesis. The practical element must be substantiated by theory and the project is placed in a wider context, so students will normally spend a full year working on their thesis. The thesis may be combined with fieldwork abroad, if this is deemed relevant for the project.
Teaching is carried out by researchers who are specialists in their subject and who keep up-to-date with the latest developments in their field.
For students on the programme, the door to your lecturer’s office is always open if you need clarification of the study material, and you are encouraged to ask questions at lectures and during exercises. The programme requires high-level academic skills and independent study, but in return, students gain considerable benefits in the form of academic challenge, practical competencies and scientific knowledge.
When you write your thesis, you become associated with a group of researchers where you participate in a journal club and attend guest lectures, in addition to taking part in academic discussions and dialogue.
Graduates from the Department of Biology find work in a wide range of dynamic fields, including research and development, administration, and consultancy, as well as teaching and communication. With a MSc in Biology from Aarhus University you will have excellent opportunities to continue your career with a PhD at a Danish or international university.