The Master's degree program in Biology at SDU consists of the following elements:
- Compulsory courses (10 ECTS)
- Constituent module (20 ECTS)
- Perspectival activity (30 ECTS)
- Thesis (60 ECTS)
The structure of the program allows you to opt for a general profile or specialize in one of the following subject areas:
- Scientific outreach
- Sound, behavior, and physiology
- Conservation biology and demography
- Ecology and environmental management
- Environmental toxicology and chemical regulation
The Master's degree program in Biology at SDU is versatile and can be pieced together in many different ways. Therefore, you can follow several different career paths as a biologist, depending on your professional interests, both in Denmark and abroad.
Information officers at science museums, zoos, aquariums, and nature centers often work with teaching special classes or leading tours and hikes, as well as designing exhibits. If you have excellent writing and communication skills, other potential career opportunities exist with media specializing in science.
Environmental conservation and nature management
Conservation and management biologists are often employed by public nature and environmental conservation authorities or private consulting firms, solving environmental problems and conserving the natural world. Other potential employment opportunities exist with zoos and aquariums, where biologists carry out endangered species recovery programs and serve as educators to the general public.
Depending on how you piece together the program, your degree may qualify you to teach in Danish secondary schools. Employment opportunities also exist at university colleges, where some biologists are employed as teachers.
A Ph.D. in Biology qualifies you for a career as a researcher at universities. A Ph.D. student is usually paid through a scholarship from a university, a foundation, or a collaboration with a company.