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Career opportunities

The Biology programme 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.

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 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 a educators to the general public.

Teaching

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.

Research

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.

Read more about the PhD programme at the Faculty of Science.

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