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This MSc full degree programme in Omics is offered in English only.
The Masters degree in Omics is a unique educational programme. The study of Omics concerns research in the post-genomic area of bioscience where data from public available databases are crucial in the designing of experiments and the interpretation of the attained data.
The Omics approach is based on a holistic view of research combining hypothesis based research with data and technology based research. Omics is an objective investigation which seeks to describe the full situation in the chosen biological system and is therefore in contrast with the traditional reductionistical view which is applied in biochemistry, molecular biology etc. Omics encompass several different approaches such as proteomics, transcriptomics, interatomics, and metabolomics. For instance, proteomics concerns the study of (potentially) all expressed proteins in a given biological system.
The Masters degree in Omicsis provided in close collaboration with SDU, AU, DTU, KU and also includes CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences) and GUCAS (Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Science) in collaboration across the country boarders of China and Denmark, the Sino Danish Centre for Education and Research (SDC). Additional information about SDC and about being a student in China during an SDC-collaboration can be obtained through
The Omics approach can be applied in a broad spectrum of companies:
* The biotechnology industry
* Companies within the area of medicine production (pharmaceutical companies)
* Production and processing of food and ingredients
* Universities and research institutions
Typically, Graduates with a Masters degree in Omics will be able to find employment within the areas in the above-mentioned fields as Ph.D. students/research assistants, in core-facility departments as project managers, and within the food industry in the developmental and quality control departments, or as Ph.D. students and later on as assistant professors, associate professors, and professors.
Typical work tasks could encompass analysis of sequence data, mass spectrometry analysis, large scale DNA/RNA-sequencing, analytical biochemistry, quality control, product development, and furthermore research and developmental work related to Omics.
The Masters degree in Omics is outstanding. The course combination provides a unique combination of qualifications and thereby renders the graduate useful in all companies concerned with sequencing and the subsequent analysis of the obtained data. No existing programme provides a similar level of coherence and transversal qualifications in the area of Omics.
Active Danish and Chinese scientists will in unison conduct the lessons, and thereby Danish and Chinese scientists will be associated with the course programme.
The Masters degree programme has significant interdisciplinary content with a substantial contribution from Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, analytical biochemistry and computer science/IT.
A range of Bachelor degrees will supply the necessary knowledge within some, but not all, of the elements of the Omics programme.
The programme will therefore start with an individual Omics brush-up (4 ECTS) to ensure that you possess the needed knowledge. This module will be planned along with a lecturer to enhance the qualifications within selected areas.
The course Personalised Track (8 ECTS) also emphasizes a continuing individual guidance which seeks to ensure cohesiveness and expand knowledge and competences in relation to the courses of the programme.
If your desire and abilities suffice, you can choose to apply for a research degree. This can be either as a 3-year programme following the master's programme or as a 4-year programme beginning a year after the bachelor programme. The research programme leads to a PhD in science.
International students have the following scholarships options:
Please also check the information at the two official Danish educational websites:
Please notice that we unfortunately do not offer scholarships for undergraduate students.
Options for full-degree graduate students:
Danish Government Scholarship Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher EducationThe Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education has launched a scholarship programme for students from non-EU/EEA countries studying a full degree at graduate level. Scholarships and tuition fee waivers are available for highly talented students who have been admitted to a range of programmes.
The Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education has launched a scholarship programme for students from non-EU/EEA countries studying a full degree at graduate level. Scholarships and tuition fee waivers are available for highly talented students who have been admitted to a range of programmes.
The board of the University of Southern Denmark decides from year to year which study programmes will benefit from the scholarships and the University will recommend the most qualified applicants in these programmes for a scholarship. Therefore it is not possible to apply for this scholarship. If you are a non-EU student and applying for a programme which offers this scholarship you will automatically be considered for it.
Only available for students applying for a master programme at our Sønderborg Campus
Six one-year scholarships are issued pr. year: three for studies within the technical field i.e. Mechatronics and Innovation & Business respectively, and three are for studies within the field of business administration i.e. Business Relationship Management.
A scholarship of DKK 40.000 may be granted if and when the requirements are met. It is paid in two instalments of DKK 20.000 per semester. The scholarship grant depends on acceptance and enrolment as a full-time student in one of the above mentioned programmes.
For more information please visit BHJ Foundation Page
20 scholarships for MSc in Engineering
Options for Exchange and Guest Students:
Danish Government Scholarship for Foreign Nationals (the Cultural Agreements) Danish Government Scholarships for Foreign Nationals
The scholarship helps cover living expenses.
Iki Wakabayashi Foundation (A scholarship which can be applied by all SDU students who are leaving for a period of exchange or internship in Japan - or similar for a Japanese student being enrolled at SDU)
The quality and relevance of the programme are accredited by the Danish Accreditation Institution (report in Danish omly).