More about the programme

This Master programme in Biology is research-driven, and laboratory work is coupled with field studies.

The programme combines a broad foundation in natural sciences with state-of-the-art knowledge and advanced experimental methodology within biology.

From the evolution of life on Earth to climate change

Biology covers a large spectrum of subjects, from molecules to ecosystems and from early life forms on Earth to climate changes on land and in the sea. As a biology graduate from SDU, you will gain a broad education which can be used in many different contexts; in the private business sector, in research, in teaching or in public administration.

Work is primarily experimental, in laboratories on campus in Odense, at the Marine Biological Research Centre in Kerteminde, and the Svanninge Bjerge Research Station in southern Funen, as well as different locations around the country and the rest of the world.

You can piece your own research profile together within the research areas covered by the Department of Biology.

Research at the Department of Biology

The Department of Biology at the University of Southern Denmark focuses its research in experimental biology within four different areas. In these areas, the research is cutting edge and as a student, you get to be where that research is developed. However, teaching in the biological courses is broad and includes all  basic biological disciplines.

Read more about research at the Department of Biology

A vibrant  study environment

A graduate programme at SDU is much more than courses, classes and lectures.

A strong education programme is one that integrates academic and social experiences to maximise learning and personal development. Therefore, at SDU you will find not only a place to study, but a place to cultivate new friendships and pursue co-curricular activities

Accordingly, SDU in Odense gathers most departments under the same roof. On campus you will also find the university library, an academic bookshop, several canteens, the Friday bar, a gym, a branch of Starbucks and a plethora of academic and social student associations.

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