Master of Science in Biology - research profile

University of Southern Denmark

Program Description

Master of Science in Biology - research profile

University of Southern Denmark

Get involved in top-tier research in Marine science, Bioacoustics and behaviour or Ecological physiology with world-class researchers and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

In the Master’s programme in Biology with a Research profile you get the opportunity to immerse yourself in current issues and complete your own research projects. The programme will provide you with a good basis for handling complex problems which are relevant in many different careers.

You can choose to focus on topics you find particularly interesting, for example:

  • Ecology in freshwater and marine ecosystems
  • The importance of biological evolution for the development of life on Earth
  • Physiological responses and adaptations to environmental stress
  • Ecotoxicology with special emphasis on xenobiotics and their effects on animals
  • Nervous systems and behaviour of animals communicating or reacting to environmental stimuli



Focus your education


The programme in Biology with a Research profile is combined with a field of interest, which allows you to specialise in a specific scientific area. All of these areas of study are independent research streams, and each represents a specialization under the programme in Biology with a Research profile.

Choose between:

  • Ecological physiology
  • Marine science

The programme will prepare you for a wide variety of jobs including research, consultancy, and management. You can also go on to apply for a research degree at The University of Southern Denmark or at another university, which leads to a PhD in science.

The degree awarded will be in the discipline of Biology, and the profile in the respective area of Bioacoustics and behaviour, Ecological physiology or Marine science will be described on the degree certificate as a Research profile.

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
  • The research profile in Geobiology is open for top class students with a bachelor's degree in chemistry, geology or biology

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
  • The research profile in Geobiology is open for top class students with a bachelor's degree in chemistry, geology or biology
  • Satisfactory results from the Graduate Record Examination in Biology
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated April 17, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2017
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2 years
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Denmark - Odense
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Price Free for EU/EEA students. Price for non-EU/EEA students, per year: EUR 13280