MSc in Environmental Biology at Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark

Roskilde University (RUC) 2 Years
Denmark Full Time
Master (2 years) of Environmental Biology and Computer Science Onsite

The programme provides you with a wide range of job opportunities in the public and private sectors within:

  • environmental consulting
  • biological production systems (including aquaculture) – analysis and regulation
  • environmental management and assessment
  • biological and ecological resource analysis and planning

The master programme also qualifies graduates for admission to a PhD programme.

Facts about the programme

Degree: Master of Science (MSc) in Environmental Biology and Computer Science
Language of tuition: English

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Course Details:

The Master’s program Environmental Biology + Computer Science will qualify you to work with computational models and tools for applications within biological and ecological systems.

You will acquire knowledge of biological populations and ecological communities. You will gain an understanding of nutrient and element cycling processes in ecosystems and the interactions between living organisms and their physical, chemical, and biological environment.

You will also learn how we can best utilize nature that surrounds us and its resources in a sustainable manner. You will learn about fundamental computational models and tools, as well as techniques and theories to analyze, design, and construct software systems: software engineering methods and principles, computer and system architecture, algorithms and data representation, and design principles for man-machine interfaces.

The program will provide you with skills in the fields of population, community and ecosystems ecology, numerical simulation, and data analysis. You will learn how to program advanced software solutions and to make numerical simulations of biological and ecological systems. You will be qualified to extract and interpret general patterns from large and variable biological and ecological data sets.

Enrollment Requirements:

A bachelor’s degree equivalent to a Danish bachelor’s degree.

Find general comparisons between the Danish education system and the education system for specific countries on the Ministry of Higher Education and Science’s website.

Specific admission requirements related to the relevant master’s program.

You must have completed a bachelor’s degree relevant to the specific master’s program. The Admissions Office will assess if the academic content of your educational background gives you the necessary qualifications required for admission to a specific master’s program. This is based on an individual, academic assessment.

If you lack essential qualifications that amount to no more than 30 ECTS points in order to fulfill the specific admission requirements, you may be offered admission on the condition that you complete prerequisite studies first.

NOTE: prerequisite studies are only available to the following types of applicants:

  • EU/EEA citizens
  • applicants with a permanent residence permit in Denmark
  • applicants with a temporary residence permit with a view to permanent residence in Denmark

You will be assessed based on:

  • A degree equivalent to a Danish bachelor’s degree
  • Study elements equivalent to Danish bachelor’s level taken before completing your bachelor’s degree – e.g. additional courses where you obtain ECTS/credits taken concurrently with your bachelor’s degree or study elements passed at another bachelor’s degree that you have not completed. However, we will only include a maximum of 30 ECTS from these studies.

You will not be assessed based on:

  • Work experience
  • Motivated application
  • Courses you have taken after completion of your bachelor’s degree
  • Courses equivalent to studies at Danish master’s level

English language requirement

Applicants for the master’s program taught in English or in Danish must fulfill the English language requirements. We accept the following documents:

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5 or
  • TOEFL: internet-based: 83 or
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced, formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency, formerly known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE).

The IELTS or TOEFL test cannot be more than 2 years old.

Please be advised that Roskilde University does not accept MyBest Scores.

Due to the current public health concerns in connection with coronavirus, Roskilde University accepts the Special Home Edition of the internet-based TOEFL test for the current application round.

Exemption:
Applicants with official documentation of a complete high school qualification and/or a complete bachelor’s degree taught in English from the following countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, or the USA.

Danish language requirement

Applicants for the master’s programs taught in Danish must also fulfill the Danish language requirement. It can be documented as follows:

  • A course in Danish at Danish A-level
  • The Danish proficiency test “Studieprøven”. Courses for this test are offered at Studieskolen.

Teaching Language:

English

Costs/Tuition Fees:

9,000 EURO

Level/Field(s) of Study:

Master's

Language Requirements:

Applicants for the master’s program taught in English or in Danish must fulfill the English language requirements. We accept the following documents:

  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5 or
  • TOEFL: internet-based: 83 or
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced, formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency, formerly known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE).

The IELTS or TOEFL test cannot be more than 2 years old.

Please be advised that Roskilde University does not accept MyBest Scores.

Due to the current public health concerns in connection with coronavirus, Roskilde University accepts the Special Home Edition of the internet-based TOEFL test for the current application round.

Exemption:
Applicants with official documentation of a complete high school qualification and/or a complete bachelor’s degree taught in English from the following countries: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, or the USA.

About the University/Institution:

The university was founded in 1972 and was initially intended as an alternative to the traditional Danish universities which had been the scene of several student uprisings in the late 1960s. The students considered the traditional universities undemocratic and controlled by the professors and wanted more influence as well as more flexible teaching methods.

In the 1970s the university was known for its very liberal education as opposed to the usual lectures provided by the more traditional universities of Copenhagen and Aarhus. The focus was shifted from traditional lectures to group orientated methods and projects rather than traditional exams.

Back in 1972, these educational ideas were both unorthodox and controversial, but the traditional universities in Denmark have now adopted much of the original RU concept themselves, not least the concept of group project work, which is today a recognized academic method. RU can also be said to have brought to Denmark the Anglo-Saxon concepts of interdisciplinarity and less well-defined boundaries between academic fields.

 

 

Application Deadline:

Application date: Sep 01
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