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What does the programme lead to?

The Master's degree programme in Biology at SDU is versatile and can be pieced together in many different ways. Therefore, depending on your professional interests, you can follow several different career paths as a biologist, both in Denmark and abroad.

Science communication

Information officers at science museums, zoos, aquariums and nature centres 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 specialising 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 nature.

Other potential employment opportunities exist with zoos and aquariums, where biologists carry out endangered species recovery programmes and serve as a educators to the general public.


Depending on how you piece together the programme, 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 PhD in Biology qualifies you for a career as a researcher at universities.

A PhD student is usually paid through a scholarship from a university, a foundation or through a collaboration with a company.

Degree qualifications

What exactly makes you particularly attractive in the job market if you take a Master's degree in Biology? To a potential future employer, you are your competencies. Therefore, we here give you an overview of the competences that the programme gives you: