Introduction to the programme

Study the biological and technical aspects of bioprocesses and how to mimic nature in the service for mankind.   

Bioprocess Science is a subject that you will study as a part of your bachelor programme at Roskilde University.  

The bachelor subject Bioprocess Science is an expanding interdisciplinary field that draws upon multiple areas of knowledge, but especially the molecular, environmental and medical biologic  subjects together with chemistry.

You will acquire a solid understanding of key theories and principles of bioprocess science including industrial processes, biological products, drug development together with screening and selecting organisms that are optimal for biological production of specified products for medical, industrial, aquaculture or agriculture application.           

The subject engages in research into, among other things, usage of different model organisms (zooplanktons, insects, microorganisms including genetically modified organisms etc.) in the production of biological products such as alternative protein, omega fatty acids, pharmaceuticals and enzymes. 

The subject will introduce different approaches in bioproduction such as tissue culture, fermentation, photosynthetic cultivation together with downstream processes such as extraction, purification and validation of biological products. This research-based approach will improve your knowledge on bioprocesses and how they are developed and utilized to better the life of humans.  

All teaching and project writing is conducted in English. 

Your everyday study life  

The study environment is very international, with one-third of the students who come from abroad. The study environment is characterized by direct contact with the experimental work carried out in the research laboratories along with the researchers, technicians and visitors at the laboratories. As a student at Bioprocess Science you will be considered as a researcher from day one. 

At the beginning of each semester project groups are formed. These groups then work together for the rest of the semester. The project and reading groups are an important part of the social study environment. These groups are not only together during the daytime - many of them organize cozy dinners and go on working weekends. On Fridays, it is a cherished tradition to meet with students from the other science disciplines for social gatherings.   

From bachelor to master

A bachelor's degree from Roskilde University will provide access to study a master's programme. Depending on which subject(s) you choose as a part of your bachelor's programme, your degree will provide access to one or more of Roskilde University's master's programmes.

Academic staff

Academic Staff at Bioproces Science