Intro til uddannelsen

Do you want to help control diseases through molecular analysis? Then join our Master’s programme in Molecular Health Science, qualifying you to work with molecular biology in the health and biotech sector.
Molecular Health Science - Hvad er det?

To battle diseases like covid-19, diabetes, cancer, or antimicrobial resistance, we need to understand the molecular mechanisms at play. In the Master’s programme in Molecular Health Science, we lay the groundwork for new treatments and vaccines by investigating the molecular mechanisms of diseases.  

Faglig  profil

This interdisciplinary programme combines elements from molecular biology, cell biology and medicine, qualifying you to conduct molecular analyses in the health and biotech sectors. We will give you a thorough understanding of the molecular mechanisms behind human health, as well as the development of drugs and the treatment of diseases. Key subjects include pathophysiology, immunology, pharmacology, drug development and testing, infectious disease, biotechnology, genetic engineering, cell biology, data-analysis, and bioinformatics.  

Experimental studies are a key element in this programme, so you will join us in the lab from day one and will spend a great deal of your time at hospitals and external labs, working closely with health professionals and analysts on real life projects. We have excellent facilities at campus and close research collaborations with hospitals in the Zealand and Greater Copenhagen Regions, as well as with Statens Serum Institut (SSI), just to name a few. In your project work, you may join these collaborations or start new networks with other external partners, thus shaping your own academic profile.

You will also meet external partners during courses, when we invite guest lecturers from the health and biotech sectors to bring you the latest knowledge in areas like quality considerations, bioproduction, standards and deviation management. All in all, you will receive thorough hands-on-training, qualifying you for any job that entails analysing, developing, and conducting experimental work to solve health and biotechnology related challenges. We equip you to seamlessly join a workplace after you graduate.

Din hverdag på studiet

You will be studying in a relatively small research environment and work side by side with PhD-students and experienced researchers. We have an informal tone and an open-door policy, so academic, practical, and technical support is always close by. We are part of the department of Science and Environment, which also holds Master’s programmes in Chemical Biology and Mathematical Bioscience, so you will have ample opportunities to mix it up both academically and socially. We often hold joint seminars, inviting external researchers or alumni, and you will also be invited to student run events like the Natcafé and boardgames nights.

Karriere og kompetencer

Our candidates are highly sought after in pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries and consultancies, in the healthcare and hospital sector, in public and private research or control laboratories and in public health agencies on local, regional, and state level. Tasks include diagnostic analyses, development, validation and quality control of pharmaceutical and biotechnological products, and regulation and marketing of medication and healthcare products. The programme qualifies you to enter a PhD-programme.

Examples of employments include:

  • QC Professional at Novo Nordisk, working with quality control of pharmaceuticals
  • Manufacturing Associate at FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies, working with contract development and manufacturing organization
  • Scientist at AGC Biologics, working with development and manufacturing services for protein-based biologics
  • Process Supporter at Novo Nordisk, working with production processes
  • Scientist at Bavarian Nordic, working with vaccine downstream process development
  • Production Supporter at SSI Diagnostica, working with diagnostic products
  • Academic Employee at Bispebjerg Hospital

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