Biology is the study of the living nature and its organisation from molecules to organisms and ecosystems. It is difficult to imagine a more exciting area of research than life itself, and biological subjects relate to and touch us all daily through the environmental debate and new breakthroughs in biomedical research.
Teachings in Biology at University of Southern Denmark are about the cooperation between living organisms (animals, plants, fungi and bacteria) and their surroundings (the ecosystem). We emphasise experimental biology rather than the traditional, descriptive zoology and botany. A large part of the courses are taught in the laboratory and you will learn to handle complex test setups.
There are many possibilties for field work. We have brand new facilities at our marine biology field station in Kerteminde where there are unique opportunities to study the biology of whales. Even though the main focus of the teachings are on ‘whole organisms’, we use the latest biotechnological methods to examine the cells of organs and molecular functions.