Master of Science in Biology - Marine Science

University of Southern Denmark

Program Description

Master of Science in Biology - Marine Science

University of Southern Denmark

Join our programme in Biology - Marine science to learn in depth about life in the sea, how marine organisms interact with one another and with their environment, and how human activities influence marine ecosystems, including the management of marine resources.

Courses are taught by internationally recognized researchers who cover almost all aspects of the marine system: from microbes to whales, and from physiology to system ecology and global biogeochemistry.

Our courses are mainly experimental and several include fieldwork, taking advantage of the easy access to a wide range of coastal environments provided by our location. The programme has a particular focus on near-shore ecosystems but also includes global issues such as the impact of anthropogenic CO2 emissions on marine ecosystems.

The degree will be awarded in Biology, and the profile in Marine science will be described on the degree certificate as a Research profile.

Future and career


With a degree in Biology - Marine science from the University of Southern Denmark, you will gain a broad scientific education which will enable you to interpret and understand a number of interdisciplinary subjects. This will make you an interesting prospect to a variety of employers, from public institutions to private businesses - in Denmark as well as abroad.
Prøvetagning fra skib
As a biologist, job opportunities in subjects like environmental consulting, environmental processing, energy guidance or proceedings relating to land contamination are great. You can also become part of the development happening in relation to the environmental considerations which are necessary in order to provide a sustainable development of our future environment. To these development projects, biologists are crucial. Another career path you can choose is to work in administration in environmental-technical departments and consulting companies.

Entry requirements


Students with bachelor's degrees from countries in the European Union or Switzerland

  • Students with a bachelor's degree in natural sciences or other degree based on at least three years of higher education after the high school level with good grades
  • Qualifications in Biology corresponding to a bachelor's degree in Biology from a well-respected institution

Only students with the prerequisite qualifications can be accepted; it is not possible for students without a command of the Danish language to take supplementary courses to bring them up to the required level for graduate study.


Students with bachelor's degrees from countries outside Switzerland or the European Union

  • Students with a bachelor's degree (or other degree based on at least three years of higher education after the high school level) with good grades
  • Qualifications in Biology corresponding to a bachelor's degree in Biology from a well-respected institution
  • Satisfactory results from the Graduate Record Examination in Biology
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 18, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
13,280 EUR
Information
Deadline
Start date Sept. 2017
Place
Denmark Odense
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Duration 2 years
Price 13,280 EUR
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