Introduction to the programme

Discover new knowledge across scientific disciplines and contribute to finding future solutions in areas such as the environment, health, medicine, and technology.
International Bachelor in Natural Sciences - what is it about?

How is the world around us structured, and how does it behave? How can we use scientific knowledge and methods to find solutions for the benefit of the environment, health, disease, medicine, and technology? These are some of the questions you can explore at International Bachelor in Natural Sciences.

The demand for employees and researchers with a natural science education will only increase in the future as the world needs to find new solutions to environmental-, health- and climate challenges. There will also be a need for curious individuals who can use experiments and fundamental theories to figure out how things are interconnected.

As a student you can focus on addressing societal problems such as reducing plastic pollution, restoring biodiversity or combating antibiotic resistance. You can also immerse yourself in scientific issues driven by curiosity and contribute to developing better fundamental understandings of the world around us, both through theories and experiments. You have access to our supercomputer and our new laboratories, which are used by both researchers and students. 

You will be introduced to fundamental theories, techniques, and methods from various scientific disciplines, learning to work across scientific boundaries in collaboration with other students. You will be trained to think like a researcher, and in practice, you will work closely with researchers. 

During your studies, you can choose the academic specialisations that interest you the most. Approximately half of your study will involve project work, giving you the opportunity to pursue your interests by selecting topics and issues to work on.

Daily life while studying

You will become part of a local scientific community, quickly getting to know your fellow students and becoming acquainted with the researchers. 

In this local scientific environment, you will engage with your fellow students through laboratory exercises, computational exercises in small groups, attend joint lectures, academic seminars, and spend time in the students' own lounge areas after classes.

If you are interested, there are plenty of opportunities to participate in the social study environment, attending events, parties, and evenings at the NAT-Café, joining quiz-and-pizza events, participating in the Annual Spring Gala, board game nights, tournaments, or becoming a member of the RUC Brewery brewing group.

In your daily life, you can also enjoy the extensive campus of Roskilde University with thousands of fellow students, a library, student house, cafeteria, training room, FabLab, parties, and Friday bars, etc.

From bachelor to master

International Bachelor in Natural Sciences provides access to various master's programmes, both in Denmark and abroad, depending on the subjects you choose along the way. Graduates from International Bachelor in Natural Sciences typically continue to master's programs such as:

Preapproved programmes

See which of Roskilde University’s master's programmes your bachelor degree + your subjects will give you direct access to:

Career and qualifications

International Bachelor in Natural Sciences teaches you a cross-disciplinary understanding of scientific theories and tools. You also have the opportunity to acquire a range of subject-specific competencies in demand in the job market, such as:

  • Coding and simulation (Python and Latex)
  • Statistics and data processing
  • Experimental design, fieldwork, and laboratory techniques
  • Mathematical modelling, scenario development, and projection
  • Project management and innovation
  • Experimental work in chemical, physical, and biological laboratories

Depending on the subjects you choose during your bachelor's and subsequent master's, a natural science profile opens up a wide range of career opportunities. Start your own business, become a researcher or educator, or find employment such as:

  • Medicinal Biologist: Contribute to the development of diagnostic tools or medicines in pharmaceutical companies.
  • Ecotoxicologist: Work in companies, government agencies, or universities, using your knowledge of ecology, water, soil, and environmental contaminants to reduce toxins in the environment.
  • Data Analyst: Discover new unknown connections in large datasets through your skills in mathematics, statistics, and programming.
  • Physicist: Work on the properties, aging, and durability of materials such as plastics or paint.
  • Environmental Consultant: Advise various stakeholders, develop strategies, and communicate about complex environmental challenges.
  • Software Developer: Design software solutions in data analysis, high-performance computing (GPUs), neural networks, and AI.
  • QC Professional: Work on quality control of pharmaceuticals in biotech or pharmaceutical companies.
  • Mathematician: Work on mathematical modeling of diseases and improved medication.
  • Become a PhD student in your specific field, qualifying you for additional job opportunities.


You will have the opportunity to spend a term at one of the universities with which RUC’s natural sciences area has a student exchange agreement, or you can organise such a stay at another university yourself.