Introduction to the programme

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

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

Now more than ever, natural biological processes hold the keys to potential solutions – whether it be to develop environmentally sound productions processes, find new and more effective medicines, or reuse plastic waste more efficiently. At Bioprocess Science, we apply bioprocesses in the service of mankind, to better the lives of humans. 

At the bachelor subject Bioprocess Science, you will learn to understand bioprocesses and apply them to solve real-world problems. We work in the expanding interdisciplinary field between molecular, environmental, and medical biology combined with chemistry. 

You will learn the key theories and principles of e.g. industrial processes, biological products, and drug development, and you will train in screening and selecting organisms that are optimal for biological production of specified products for medical, industrial, aquacultural or agricultural application.          

Much of our work takes place in the lab, and we will regard you as a member of our scientific team from day one, inviting you to join our research and develop your own fields of interest. We will teach you the methods that go into using 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. 

You will also learn 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 strengthen your knowledge on bioprocesses and make you a highly valuable asset for future employers.

All teaching and project writing is conducted in English. 

Your everyday study life  

We are a relatively small subject with about one-third of the students coming from abroad. This makes for an inspiring, international and tightly knit study environment, where you will get to know both your co-students, supervisors, and research staff well. Not least when we meet in the lab, where you will conduct experimental work alongside the researchers, technicians, and visitors at the laboratories.

At the beginning of each semester, project groups are formed and will 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 organise 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 – and sometimes allow others to taste the beer, that we brew as part of our lab exercises.  

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