The Curriculum for

Study Board of Science
Programme titles:
  • Kandidat i biomedicinsk informatik
ECTS value: 120
Cities: Odense
Semesters: Autumnx
Effective date: 01-09-2023
Applicable for students enrolled as of: 01-09-2021

Version: Archive

§ 1 - Description of the Programme

§ 1.1 - Programme

Programme titles

(Master of Science (MSc))

Ministerial orders

Bekendtgørelse om ændring af bekendtgørelse om ankenævn for afgørelser om merit i universitetsuddannelser (meritankenævnsbekendtgørelsen) (BEK nr 880 af 26/08/2019)

Bekendtgørelse om talentinitiativer på de videregående uddannelser på Uddannelses- og Forskningsministeriets område (talentbekendtgørelsen) (BEK nr 597 af 08/03/2015)

Bekendtgørelse om eksamener og prøver ved universitetsuddannelser (BEK nr 2271 af 01/12/2021)

Bekendtgørelse om universitetsuddannelser tilrettelagt på heltid (BEK nr 2285 af 01/12/2021)

Bekendtgørelse om karakterskala ved uddannelser på Uddannelses- og Forskningsministeriets område (BEK nr 1125 af 04/07/2022)

Bekendtgørelse om adgang til universitetsuddannelser tilrettelagt på heltid (BEK nr 69 af 26/01/2023)

ECTS value

120

Academic Study Board

Study Board of Science

Language

English

Cities

Odense

Semesters

Autumn

Level

Master

§ 1.2 - Aim of Programme, including any professional profile and specialisations

Cf. Uddannelsesbekendtgørelsen §§ 1-4
 
The Bachelor and Master’s programmes are independent research-based educational courses with a set amount of ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System) aiming to make the student qualified to independently perform professional functions based on knowledge and practical proficiencies in several subject areas. A subject area consists of a single subject or a group of related subjects within the natural sciences. 
 
The aim of the Master’s programme is to:

1. expand the student’s academic knowledge and proficiencies and increase the theoretical and methodical qualifications and skills with a higher level of independence compared to the Bachelor programme.
2. give the student an academic immersion through the application of advanced elements within the disciplines and methods of the subject areas, including training in scientific work and methods which will develop the student’s skills in performing specialised professional functions along with participating in work related to scientific development and,
3. qualify the student for further education, including the ph.d. programme.

Additional provisions of the Study Board:
The MSc programme in Computational Biomedicine combines biochemistry, molecular cell biology and a range of basic courses on bioinformatics, statistics and programming which integrate the basic science disciplines with more application-oriented biomedical and computer science disciplines. Computational Biomedicine require knowledge of other scientific disciplines – especially basic organic chemistry, biochemistry and molecular biology – but also statistics, algorithms and programming in order to fully understand the subject field and its experimental and computer-based methods.

The main purpose of the Master’s degree programme in Computational Biomedicine is to educate graduates who have:

  • advanced proficiency in the bioinformatics and biostatistics disciplines related to biology, biomedicine and clinical disciplines.
  • in-depth knowledge of research and development work in the interface between biochemistry/molecular biology, biomedicine and informatics, both nationally and internationally
  • the necessary prerequisites for undertaking further research-based studies, including a PhD course


Learning outcome

The learning outcome for the programmes of the Faculty of Science is described in accordance with the Danish “Qualifications Framework for Higher Education” through three general categories:
  • Knowledge: This category is related to the specific programme or the specific course and covers the level of comprehension and reflection within a subject area in relation to the terms, theories, methods and scientific problems of the area. 
  • Skills: This category is aimed explicitly at the performance of practical skills, professional ethics and responsibility.  
  • Competences: This category entails the graduate’s personal and independent application of knowledge and skills. These competences are universal, not limited to the individual programme or course. Instead, they include skills such as analysis and abstract thinking, an attitude for learning, the ability to participate in academic and interdisciplinary collaboration, communicative skills and the graduate’s ability to acquire new knowledge and structure his/her own learning.

§ 1.3 - Didactic and pedagogical basis

The didactic and pedagogical foundation of the programme is based on SDU’s leading principles about activating teaching and active learning. This is implemented in practical science by the application of the three-phase-model for teaching, the three phases being introduction, training and studying. 

  • In the introductory phase the joint reference frame for theory, models and terms is established through the teacher’s use of varied teaching methods. 
  • The training phase is utilised by the students to obtain their own experiences and to immerse themselves in the material through active work and dialogue with the teacher.
  • The study phase is a learning environment unaffiliated with the teacher and where the student independently acquires academic, personal and social skills in relation to an understanding of and immersion in the subject of science.
 
Content, standard and learning activities for the individual subjects within the first year of the Bachelor programme are planned in accordance with the requirements of the programme. The teachers responsible for courses which directly build on knowledge from the qualifying youth education will always be informed of the admission requirements and have access to information about the academic content of the central qualifying subjects from the youth education.
 
The form of examination for the specific courses is selected in consideration of several factors. There must be a clear coherence between the purpose, content, learning activities and examination of the specific course, so that the exam result of the specific course reflects how well the student fulfils the learning objectives of the course. Throughout the entire programme, a variation of forms of examinations is strived for across the different courses, so that the students are tested in the overall different types of knowledge, skills and competences which are represented in the Degree Qualifications Profile of the programme. This is to make sure that the student’s overall exam results reflect how well the student fulfils the learning objectives of the programme in its entirety.

§ 1.4 - Profiles

MSc major in Computational Biomedicine - registration 1 September 2021, 2022 and 2023

§ 2 - Enrollment

§ 2.1 - Legal claim of admission

Cf. Adgangsbekendtgørelsen §26
Admission to a Master’s programme requires that the applicant has completed a qualifying Bachelor's programme (Legal claim of admission). The university may decide that the legal claim of admission also includes a Master's programme (Akademisk overbygningsuddannelse). The right to admission presupposes that the applicant is admitted to the programme no later than three years after completing the Bachelor's programme, and that the bachelor's programme and the education applied for are completed at the same university. 

Legal claim of admission
There are no bachelor's programmes that provide legal claim of admission for the master's programme in Computational biomedicine

§ 2.2 - Direct access to programme

Additional provisions of the Study Board: 

From admission on 1 September 2023, only the following programs offer access:
Following bachelor programmes grant direct admission to the Master’s programme in Computational Biomedicine at the University of Southern Denmark: 

Bachelor's degree from University of Southern Denmark 
  • Bachelor's degree in biology 
  • Bachelor's degree in biochemistry and molecular biology 
  • Bachelor's degree in biomedicine
  • Bachelor's degree in pharmacy
  • Bachelor's degree in nanobioscience

Bachelor's degree from University of Copenhagen 
  • Bachelor's degree in biology 
  • Bachelor's degree in biology and biotechnology
  • Bachelor's degree in biochemistry
  • Bachelor's degree in pharmacy
  • Bachelor's degree in molecular biomedicine

Bachelor's degree from Roskilde University
  • Bachelor's degree in biology 

Bachelor's degree from Aalborg University,
  • Bachelor's degree in biology 
  • Bachelor's degree in nanotechnology 

Bachelor's degree from Aarhus University
  • Bachelor's degree in biology 
  • Bachelor's degree in biotechnology
  • Bachelor's degree in molecular biology
  • Bachelor's degree in molecular biomedicine

Bachelor's degree from Technical University of Denmark
  • Bachelor's degree in biotechnology

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The following programmes have previously granted access (before admission 2023)
In accordance with Adgangsbekendtgørelsen § 28, the following Bachelor programmes grant direct admission to the Master’s programme in Computational Biomedicine at the University of Southern Denmark: 

  • Bachelor's degree in applied mathematics from the University of Southern Denmark
  • Bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Southern Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Aalborg University, Aarhus University or Roskilde University
  • Bachelor's degree in biology and biotechnology from the University of Copenhagen
  • Bachelor's degree in biochemistry from the University of Copenhagen
  • Bachelor's degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Southern Denmark
  • Bachelor's degree in biomedicine from the University of Southern Denmark
  • Bachelor's degree in biotechnology from the Technical University of Denmark or Aarhus University
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Southern Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Aalborg University, Aarhus University or Roskilde University
  • Bachelor's degree in pharmacy from the University of Southern Denmark or the University of Copenhagen
  • Bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Southern Denmark, Aalborg University, Aarhus University or Roskilde University
  • Bachelor's degree in physics and nanotechnology from the Technical University of Denmark
  • Bachelor's degree in physical sciences from the University of Copenhagen
  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Southern Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Aalborg University, Aarhus University or Roskilde University
  • Bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Southern Denmark, University of Copenhagen, Aalborg University, Aarhus University or Roskilde University
  • Bachelor's degree in molecular biology from Aarhus University
  • Bachelor's degree in molecular biomedicine from the University of Copenhagen
  • Bachelor's degree in molecular medicine from Aarhus University
  • Bachelor's degree in nanobioscience from the University of Southern Denmark
  • Bachelor's degree in nanotechnology from Aalborg University
  • Bachelor's degree in technical biomedicine from the Technical University of Denmark
  • Bachelor's degree in Technical Science (Software Engineering) from the University of Southern Denmark
  • Bachelor's degree in technical science (chemistry and biotechnology) from the University of Southern Denmark
  • Bachelor's degree in technical science (chemistry) from the University of Southern Denmark
  • Bachelor's degree in technical science (physics and technology) from the University of Southern Denmark
  • Graduate engineering education in information and communication technology from the University of Southern Denmark
The list is not exhaustive.

§ 2.3 - Alternative entry requirements

The bachelor's degree must contain a minimum of 60 ECTS within biochemistry/genetics/molecular biology. A background in computer science science/mathematics/statistics/physics will no longer qualify for admission (Admission 2023)

Valid for students admitted before September 2023

Other Bachelor programmes containing courses with a minimum of 60 ECTS within biochemistry/genetics/molecular biology or computer science/mathematics/statistics/physics  may grant admission if approved by the Study Board

Other bachelor's programmes can be admissible if they have been individually assessed and approved by the study board, and if the courses contain at least 120 ECTS within the subject areas biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology or computer science / mathematics / statistics / physics.

§ 2.4 - Tuition

Additional provisions of the Study Board:

The Study Board refers to the general webpages at sdu.dk regarding fees for continuing/further education (in Danish) 

§ 2.5 - Entry requirements

Cf. Adgangsbekendtgørelsen §28
Admission to a Master’s programme requires that the applicant has completed a qualifying Bachelor programme, including a professional Bachelor programme, or another relevant Danish or foreign education at the same level.  

Cf. Uddannelsesbekendtgørelsen §15
The university can register students who are admitted to and enrolled on a Bachelor programme at a university for courses and exams worth up to 30 ECTS credits from an academic graduate or Master’s programme, if the university deems that the student has the relevant academic prerequisites to complete and pass the Bachelor programme and simultaneously complete courses on an academic graduate or Master’s programme

Language requirements
The programme is offered in: English 

The applicant are required to submit proof of proficiency in English unless the Bachelor's degree is from SDU. See the English language requirements.

§ 3 - Structure and Progression

§ 3.1 - The structure of the programme

Cf. Uddannelsesbekendtgørelsen § 10
The Bachelor and Master’s degree programmes consist of a specified number of modules. A module is a single subject element or a group of subject elements with the purpose of providing the student with a set of academic qualifications and skills within a specified timeframe indicated by ECTS credits. The modules end with one or more tests during a specified examination period which is indicated and outlined in the programme regulations. 

Additional provisions of the Study Board 
The Master’s degree programmes at the Faculty of Science at SDU are planned in accordance with one of the following structures: 
a) A Master’s degree programme consisting of a major subject worth 120 ECTS within the area of natural science, including an experimental Master’s thesis worth 60 ECTS. 

b) A Master’s degree programme consisting of a major subject worth 120 ECTS within the area of natural science, including a theoretical or experimental Master’s thesis worth 30 ECTS.

c) A Master’s degree programme which is an extension of the Bachelor degree programme and planned with the end purpose of teaching at upper secondary schools, structured with a major subject worth 75 ECTS, including an experimental or theoretical Master’s thesis worth 30 ECTS combined with a minor subject worth 45 ECTS from another subject area of the natural sciences. The major and minor subjects must be taught at upper secondary schools and the lessons of the programme are planned to fulfil the academic minimum requirements cf. Retningslinjer for universitetsuddannelser rettet mod undervisning i gymnasiale uddannelser.

d) A Master’s degree programme which is an extension of the Bachelor degree programme and planned with the end purpose of teaching at upper secondary schools, structured with a major subject worth 75 ECTS, including an experimental or theoretical Master’s thesis worth 30 ECTS combined with a minor subject worth 75 ECTS from another subject area of the natural sciences in which 30 ECTS are added as an extension of the study period. The major and minor subjects must be taught at upper secondary schools and the lessons of the programme must be planned to fulfil the academic minimum requirements cf. Retningslinjer for universitetsuddannelser rettet mod undervisning i gymnasiale uddannelser.

e) A minor subject worth 75 ECTS within the area of natural science which is combined with a major subject outside of the area of natural science. The major and minor subjects must be taught at upper secondary schools.

f) A Master’s degree programme which is an extension of the Bachelor degree programme (major and minor subjects) and is planned with a focus on interdisciplinarity, structured with a major subject worth 75 ECTS, including an experimental or theoretical Master’s thesis worth 30 or 40 ECTS, combined with an elective worth 45 ECTS from another area of the natural sciences.

The programmes consist of a specified number of semesters.

The MSc degree programme in Computational Biomedicine is a research-based programme of study with considerable emphasis on bioinformatics and statistical/algorithmic aspects within biochemistry and molecular biology. The common thread throughout the Master’s degree programme is the application of computer-based data analysis and modelling to explore and understand biological systems and biomedical/clinical challenges.

Course descriptions – in general
The course descriptions are part of the programme regulations and describe the specific courses. Course descriptions may be updated twice a year if approved by the Study Board. 

The approved course descriptions can be seen in the syllabus on the Faculty of Science’s website.

The approved syllabus and the valid module descriptions contain information regarding:

  • The Danish and English title of the course
  • The level of the course (Bachelor, Master’s or PhD courses)
  • The responsible department and lecturer 
  • The amount of ECTS credits the course is worth 
  • Admission requirements
  • Expected qualifications
  • Purpose
  • Learning objectives
  • Content
  • which language is used
  • Form of examination
  • Teaching methods
  • The dates and times of the lectures
  • When the course has last been updated

The number of the course description indicates the level:
  • 2XX: PhD courses
  • 5XX: Bachelor courses
  • 8XX: Master’s courses

If fewer than five students sign up for a course, the teaching methods of the course may divert from the one indicated in the approved course description. If fewer than five students sign up for an elective course, the course may be cancelled. 

To ensure the progression and quality of the programme, the course descriptions contain a description of how the specific course relates to the programme’s additional courses and how it contributes to the Degree Qualifications Profile of the overall programme. 

Transition rules
Students of regular or part-time study programmes may experience that courses or exams which are part of their programme no longer are offered. Similarly, some programme regulations may expire and be replaced. The student will be informed of which consequences the cancelled courses/exams or expired programme regulations may have on their further studies. In connection with cancelled courses/exams or expired programme regulations, certain transition rules will apply. 

The transition rules establish the following:
  • When the last lesson will be held
  • When the last exams will be conducted
  • Which course the students should attend instead of the cancelled one
  • Which exam(s) the students should take instead of the cancelled one(s)
  • Potential rules regarding credit transfers from expired programme regulations to the newest one
  • Potential rules regarding service registration for exams
  • Whether there is a risk of expulsion if the transition rules are not followed

§ 4 - Course descriptions

§ 4.1 - Course descriptions

Profile course descriptions 

MSc major in Computational Biomedicine - registration 1 September 2021, 2022 and 2023

Course descritions in the curriculum 

BMB833: Epidemiologiske metoder i biomedicin

SPCB801: Speciale i Biomedicinsk informatik

BMB831: Biostatistik i R II

DM847: Introduktion til bioinformatik

BMB830: Biostatistik i R I

DM868: Data mining and machine learning for computational biomedicine

BMB834: Proteinstruktur, -dynamik og -modellering

§ 5 - Examination provisions

§ 5.1 - Programme passing requirements

The Master’s degree programme will be completed when the student has obtained:

a) A grade of 02 or higher on all exams graded according to the 7-point grading scale  
b) A “pass” grade on all exams which are given “pass”/”fail” grades 
c) An “approved” grade on all exams which are given “approved”/”not approved” grades and 
d) Approval of all exams which are approved through attendance of classes

§ 5.2 - Start of study exam

Cf. Eksamensbekendtgørelsen § 28
The university may decide that students must participate in and pass a start of study exam in order to continue the programme. The purpose of the start of study exam is to clarify whether a student has actually participated in the start of the programme. The exam is internal and will be evaluated with “Approved” or “Not approved”.

The start of study exam will be conducted no later than 2 months after the start of the programme and the result must be given to students no later than 2 weeks after the exam. If a student does not pass the exam, they may do a re-exam which is conducted no later than 3 months after the start of the programme. Students have 2 exam attempts to pass the start of study exam. 

Additional provisions of the Study Board:
If a study start test is included in the programme this is stated in the recommended course of study. Further information about the study start test is given in the course description.

The study start test is held in connection with the start of studies in resp. September and February. Students have two exam attempts to pass the study start test. The second exam attempt is completed no later than three months after the start of the study programme.

If it can be documented that the student is or will be able to actively begin the education, it is the Study Board's practice to grant dispensation from the study start test in case of documented serious illness or similar documented illness in immediate family, or comparable documented personal circumstances who prevented participation in the offered exam attemps in the study start test.

The study board emphasizes that it is the purpose of the examination to clarify whether the student has actually begun the education. The assessment of whether it is possible to dispense with the study start examination does not only depend on the fact that an unusual circumstance can be documented that has prevented participation in the examination.

§ 5.3 - Spelling and writing skills

Cf. Eksamensbekendtgørelsen § 11
In the evaluation of Bachelor projects, Master’s theses and other longer written assignments, there will be a focus on the student’s spelling and writing skills. In the programme regulations, rules determine how much the student’s spelling and writing skills affect the overall evaluation of the exam project.

The university may provide students who have documentation of a relevant functional impairment with a dispensation. 

Additional provisions of the Study Board:
The evaluation of longer written assignments is mainly concerned with academic content. The student’s spelling and writing skills will have minimal impact on the evaluation unless it deviates considerably from normal academic writing. This rule may be overlooked if the student provides documentation of a relevant functional impairment.

In the evaluation of the Master’s thesis, the grade will be based on a combined assessment of report, abstract and oral examination. 

§ 5.4 - Evaluation of examinations and tests

Cf. Karakterbekendtgørelsen §23
The evaluation of a student’s performance must be in accordance with the academic objectives of the relevant subject or subject element (absolute grading). Grades may not be given in order to achieve a specific distribution of grades (relative grading).

The evaluation will be based on an overall assessment of how well the student achieves the objectives of the subject or subject element which are provided in the programme regulations of the programme.  

The educational institution provides programme regulations which determine the learning objectives and criteria used in the assessment of individual courses, specific subjects or educational elements which are concluded with a final exam.

Cf. Eksamensbekendtgørelsen §2
The purpose of an examination or test is to assess the extent to which the individual student fulfills the learning objectives set for the subject element.
The university determines learning objectives and criteria for assessing the goal fulfillment for the individual subject elements in the programme regulations, including course descriptions.

Cf. Karakterbekendtgørelsen §9
To pass a graded exam, the student must have obtained 02 or above. 

Cf. Eksamensbekendtgørelsen § 10-11 
The university provides programme regulations which determine wthether the examination is internal or external. 
Internal exams or tests are assessed by one or more of the university's lecturers (examiners). External exams or tests are assessed by one or more of the university's lecturers (examiners) and at least one external examiner appointed by the 
Danish Agency for Higher Education and Science

External exams or tests must cover the essential areas of the programme, including Bachelor's project, Master's thesis and Master's project. The external exams or tests must constitute at least 1/3 of the programme’s total ECTS credits (European Credit Transfer System). This does not apply to credit transfers.

Grades are given according to the 7-point grading scale, as a “pass” or “fail” grade or as an “approved” or “not approved” grade, cf. karakterbekendtgørelsen.

The university determines the form of assessment for the specific subject element in the programme regulations or in the course description. The “pass/fail” grade must not be used in more exams than what covers 1/3 of the programme’s overall ECTS credits. This does not apply to credit transfers, however.

Bachelor project, Master’s thesis  and Master project are graded according to the 7-point grading scale

Additional provisions of the Study Board:
The learning objectives of a specific course establishes that the student will receive a 12 for an excellent performance which demonstrates a full achievement of the objectives of the course or course element with no or few flaws. The learning objectives can be found in the specific course descriptions.  
 

§ 5.5 - Exam language

Cf. Eksamensbekendtgørelsen § 21

The exam or test will be done in the language the lectures of a specific course have been conducted in, unless the purpose of the activity concerns, fully or partially, the language skills of a particular language. 

It is possible to conduct the exam in Swedish or Norwegian instead of Danish, unless language skills in Danish are part of the academic learning goals.

§ 5.6 - Forms of assessment

The student’s qualifications are assessed at examinations. The assessment may be based on:
    a) a final oral exam
    b) a final written exam
    c) practical tests
    d) one or more written or oral exams conducted during lectures
    e) one or more assignments or reports or course work handed in for assessment in connection with lectures
    f) study periods given a pass/fail grade at internal exams (portfolio) 
    g) participation in lectures, exercises, seminars or similar activities or a combination of two or more of items a – g

The choice of examination form for the specific course is made in accordance with several factors. In order for the final grade of the course to reflect to what degree the student has met the learning objectives, there must be a clear cohesion between the course’s objectives, content, learning activities and the examination of the course.

Over the course of the entire programme, the aspiration will be to have a variation of examination forms in order to test the student in the different types of knowledge, skills and competences which are represented in the Degree Qualifications Profile of the programme. This is done so that the overall exam result of the student reflects how well the student achieved the learning objectives of the programme. 

§ 5.7 - Ordinary exams

Ordinary exams will typically be conducted at the end of a course in the fall and spring semesters respectively. The exams of the fall semester courses are typically held in January and the exams of the spring semester courses are typically held in June. The accurate dates of the examinations can be found in the exam plan. The dates of ordinary exams which are conducted as part of the course’s lectures will be announced on itslearning. 

Withdrawal from exams is not possible after registering for a course. If the student does not participate in the exam, they use an exam attempt. If the student is prevented from participating because of an illness, they need to submit a doctor’s note to the Student Services (via SPOC). If the doctor’s note is accepted, the absence will not count as a used exam attempt. For more information, see SDU’s general exam rules on the university website.

§ 5.8 - Reexams

Cf. Eksamensbekendtgørelsen § 12

The university may deviate from the stipulated examination or test form in a re-examination.This does not apply, however, for Bachelor projects or Master’s theses. It may be established in the programme regulations that the reexam has another form and/or evaluation than the ordinary exam. including the criteria for when the alternative examination or test form will be used.


Additional provisions of the Study Board:
A reexam is conducted for students who failed, were absent or were ill at the preceding ordinary exam. Therefore, the reexam still requires that the student has participated in the course’s lectures and readings. 

The dates of reexams which are conducted as part of the course’s lectures will be announced on itslearning. 
 
For all courses which the Study Board for Science is responsible for, with the exception of the Bachelor project and the Master’s thesis, the exam and censorship at a reexam may be different from the ordinary exam. It will appear from the course description if there is another form of examination for re-examinations and which criteria cause the alternative examination form.

Withdrawal from exams is not possible after registering for a course. If the student does not participate in the exam, they use an exam attempt. If the student is prevented from participating because of an illness, they need to submit a doctor’s note to the Student Services (via SPOC). If the doctor’s note is accepted, the absence will not count as a used exam attempt. For more information, see SDU’s general exam rules on the university website.

If the faculty announces that a course is cancelled, it will also be announced when the student at the latest must use their third exam attempt.

§ 5.9 - Exam attempts

Cf. Eksamensbekendtgørelsen 4
A passed exam or test cannot be retaken.Students have 3 attempts to pass an exam or test. A Student has used an exam attempt if the student does not meet the stipulated examination requirements. The university may provide additional attempts under exceptional circumstances. When assessing whether there are any exceptional circumstances, the university must not include the student’s academic aptitude. 

Cf. Eksamensbekendtgørelsen 12,3. 
A student who is having their participation in a course assessed for the second time, may request to take an exam instead. However, the university may establish in the programme regulations that this does not apply to the start of study exam. Course participation which includes practical exercises cannot be replaced by an exam.

Study start test
Cf. Eksamensbekendtgørelsen § 28
The university may decide that students must participate in and pass a start of study exam in order to continue the programme. The purpose of the start of study exam is to clarify whether a student has actually participated in the start of the programme. The exam is internal and will be evaluated with “Approved” or “Not approved”.
The start of study exam will be conducted no later than 2 months after the start of the programme and the result must be given to students no later than 2 weeks after the exam. If a student does not pass the exam, they may do a re-exam which is conducted no later than 3 months after the start of the programme. Students have 2 exam attempts to pass the start of study exam.

Additional provisions of the Study Board:
Students can apply for additional exam attempts through the Study Board for Science under exceptional circumstances. For more information, see the Study Board’s guide on dispensation. Students have two exam attempts to pass the Start of study exam

§ 5.10 - Requirements for exams

Cf. Eksamensbekendtgørelsen § 7
The university may in the programme regulations establish that the student is required to participate in lectures or submit written assignments, etc, as part of the lectures in order to be able to attend the exam of the relevant course

Additional provisions of the Study Board:

If a course has prerequisite exams, these must be passed before the ordinary exam related to the prerequisite exam. If a student does not pass the prerequisite exam before the course’s ordinary exam, the student will not be able to participate in the exam but has used an exam attempt. Prerequisite exams which have been passed before the ordinary exam do not need to be repeated in case the student needs to use another exam attempt.  

§ 5.11 - Digital exams and aids

Cf. Eksamensbekendtgørelsen § 12
The university may in the programme regulations establish rules regarding the use of computers during exams.

Additional provisions of the Study Board:
Written exams will be conducted on the student’s own computer unless the course description says otherwise. For written exams, the SDU’s rules regarding use of computer during written exams apply. 

A list of allowed aids can be found in the specific course descriptions. 

§ 5.12 - Special examination conditions

Cf. Eksamensbekendtgørelsen § 6
The university may provide special exam conditions for students with a physical or mental disability and for students whose native language is not Danish, if the university deems that this is necessary in order to place these students on an equal footing with other students participating in the exam. This provision must not alter the academic level of the exam. 

Additional provisions of the Study Board:
If a student wishes to be provided with special exam conditions, they must send an application to the Study Board for Science before the beginning of the relevant exam period. The Study Board has the option to provide students with special exam conditions for the entire course of their studies. 

The application must be received by the Study Board no later than 30 March for applications concerning the summer examination term and no later than 30 October for examinations concerning the winter examination term. Applications submitted after these deadlines risk being rejected on the grounds that it is not practicable to secure the applied exam conditions.

Due to specific examination forms, it will not be possible to grant students additional time for certain exams.

If a student wishes to be provided with special exam conditions, it is their own responsibility to contact the study secretary which conducts the relevant exam no later than 10 weekdays before the examination date and let them know. If the student fails to do so, they will not be provided with special exam conditions. 

§ 5.13 - Irregularities at exams

The university sees irregularities at exams as a serious violation of the disciplinary rules. For more information, see the rules on disciplinary precautions for students at SDU.

§ 5.14 - Group exams

Cf. Eksamensbekendtgørelsen § 13-15
The university decides whether an exam should be individual or a group exam.

For group exams, the university further establishes the maximum number of students allowed in a group and whether students may choose to take the exam as an individual exam.

At the final examination, the student has the right to prepare the assignment individually and to submit an oral defense individually.

If the written assignment in the final examination has been prepared in a group, the individual student has the right to submit an individual oral defense.

In the case of written exams which have been produced by a group of students, individual evaluation and grading is only possible if the work of the individual student is somehow indicated. The university may establish requirements for individualisation in the programme regulations. 

In the case of written exams which have been produced by a group of students where individual evaluation and grading is not required, the assignment may be part of the evaluation of a subsequent oral exam. 

Additional provisions of the Study Board:
It is stated in the  course description of the specific course whether the exam is a group exam or not. In cases of individual study activities, Bachelor projects or Master’s theses, it will be established in collaboration with the supervisor if a group exam is possible. In cases of group exams, all students must be stated in the contract and the evaluation will be adapted to the form of a group exam.

§ 6 - Credit transfer

§ 6.1 - Transfer of credit

Cf. Adgangsbekendtgørelsen §37
Students must inform the university of and apply for credits for passed programme elements from all previous unfinished studies of the same level. The university establishes rules concerning disciplinary steps in case the applicant provides incorrect or insufficient information.   

Additional provisions of the Study Board:
As quickly as possible after having been accepted at a programme, the student must apply for starting credits at the Faculty of Science based on previously passed educational elements from the same or a different educational institution. The Study Board will make a specific credit assessment of the student’s previously passed subject elements. Credits are only given if the course element has academic relevance for the programme which the student has been accepted to.

§ 6.2 - Transfer of credit

Cf. Uddannelsesbekendtgørelsen § 55
Students who wish to complete certain programme elements at another university or educational institution in Denmark or abroad may apply for transfer of credits for planned programme elements at their home university. The student must provide the necessary documentation to their home university for whether the programme elements have been passed or not. If the documentation indicates that the programme elements for which the student has been given credits in advance have been passed, the home university will approve and grant credits for these.

Additional provisions of the Study Board:
Students must send an application for transfer credits to the Study Board for Science. It is the student’s own responsibility to apply early so that the student is sure to receive a decision before the deadline for applications at the host educational institution. Students can seek advice and counselling regarding the level and contents of the intended courses at the institute.

No transfer of credit can be given for courses where the student has taken one or more exam attempts.

§ 6.3 - Credit

Cf. Uddannelsesbekendtgørelsen §§ 53 and 54
This order states that a passed programme element is equivalent to a corresponding programme element at another university which provides the same programme. 

The university may approve that passed programme elements, as defined in this order, may replace programme elements in another programme of the same level (credits). 
The university may further approve that passed programme elements from another Danish or foreign programme of the same level may replace other programme elements.  

Additional provisions of the Study Board:
Students may send applications for credits to the Study Board for Science. It is the student’s responsibility to document the content and level of the course in the form of a course description and documentation of achieved results.

§ 6.4 - Extemptions

Cf. Uddannelsesbekendtgørelsen § 45
In cases with exceptional conditions, the university may make exemptions from the rules which are established by the university itself in the programme regulations.

Additional provisions of the Study Board
It is the Study board's practice to grant an exemption for a constituent course if the student can document that the student has passed courses at the same academic level, with at least the same extent and the same academic content as the course on the curriculum in question to be exempted.

It is the Study board's practice to grant an exemption from the stipulated requirements for an elective module if exceptional conditions can be documented that actually prevents the student from complying with these.

§ 7 - Provisions on the organisation of the programme

§ 7.1 - Enrolment and unenrolment from teaching and exams

Cf. Uddannelsesbekendtgørelsen § 11
The university must establish internal rules regarding the registration of students for courses or course elements at the Bachelor and Master’s degree programmes, including rules establishing whether registration is the responsibility of the university or the student. The university may establish requirements for registration in the form of ECTS credits. The registration requirements may apply to both new courses and failed courses from earlier semesters. The registration requirements may be no higher than 60 ECTS credits per academic year, except in cases of failed courses from earlier semesters. 

Cf. Eksamensbekendtgørelsen § 5
The university must lay down rules on registration for and deregistration of exams and tests, including rules on deregistration due to illness. The university may stipulate that students must register for examinations corresponding to a maximum of 60 ECTS points each academic year, in addition to examinations from previous academic years. Students may not participate in examinations and tests within the programme if the person in question has dropped out of the programme in all or parts of the relevant semester. The university's internally established rules must be publicly available on the university's website. The university may dispense, if the student is an elite athlete, entrepreneur or chairman of a voluntary organisation under the Danish Youth Council (DUF), or if there are unusual circumstances, including disability.

Additional provisions of the Study Board:
It is the aim of the university that students registered for courses worth 30 ECTS points per semester at their relevant level of study. Registering for courses worth more than 30 ECTS points per semester is allowed. 

Twice per year, students can register for the courses provided in the fall semester (20. – 30. May) and the spring semester (20. – 30. November) respectively. For more information on registration deadlines, visit the faculty’s website. Registration is done via SDU Student Self-Service (https://sso.sdu.dk/) within the indicated time limits. Registration for a course gives access to the course’s page on e-learn.sdu.dk. 

Registration for a course constitutes as registration for the first of the three exam attempts connected with the course. Deregistration from the course and its exams is not possible after the deadline for the registration period. If the student does not participate in the exam, they will have used one exam attempt. 

The university will register new students for the courses of their first semester of the Bachelor degree programme when the student has been accepted at SDU.

Registration for second or third exam attempts will be done within the indicated registration periods or by request to the Educational Law & Registration via SPOC. Registration for second or third exams is binding, and it is not possible deregister. 

Students who have failed the ordinary exam (first exam attempt) can register for the reexam (second exam attempt) in the same examination period or the appertaining re-examination period. Students who have failed their second exam attempt can register for their third attempt at the next ordinary examination period. 

Students will automatically be registered for exams which are offered for the last time. 

Students can apply to the Study Board for Science for dispensation to deregister from courses and exams during any given semester in cases of exceptional conditions. 

Students can apply to the Study Board for Science for dispensation to participate in a reexam although the student has not used an exam attempt at the preceding ordinary exam.

§ 7.2 - Permission to enrol in courses from a Master’s degree programme

Cf. Uddannelsesbekendtgørelsen §15

The university may register students who are enrolled in a Bachelor degree programme at the university for courses, subject elements and exams from a Master’s degree programme worth a maximum of 30 ECTS points, if the university deems that the student has the academic prerequisites to complete their Bachelor degree programme while at the same time completing and passing courses or subject elements from the Master’s degree programme. 

Students who complete courses or subject elements from a Master’s degree programme have the right to enrol in the relevant Master’s degree programme as a direct continuation of their Bachelor degree programme. 

Additional provisions of the Study Board:
Applications for permission to participate in courses from a Master’s degree programme before having completed a Bachelor degree programme must be sent to Counselling. The study board refers to the general guidelines.

§ 7.3 - Deadline for programme completion

Cf. Uddannelsesbekendtgørelsen § 6-8
 Bachelor and Master’s degree programmes must be organised as full time studies so that students are able to complete a Bachelor degree programme in 34 months, or 36 months if they begin their studies in the spring semester, and complete a Master’s degree programme in 24 months if they choose to start the Master’s degree programme in direct continuation of their Bachelor degree programme. If a student chooses not to start a Master’s degree programme in direct continuation of their Bachelor degree programme, the Master’s degree programme must be organised so that the student is able to complete it in 22 months if they being in the fall semester and 24 months if they begin in the spring semester. The university may in the programme regulations establish deadlines for the completion of the programme. 

Additional provisions of the Study Board:
 The Study Board refers to the SDU rules on time limits.

  • Bachelor degree programme must be completed within the standardised study period + 1 year
  • A 2-year Master’s degree programme must be completed within the standardised study period + ½ year
  • A 2½-year Master’s degree programme must be completed within the standardised study period + ½ yea
  • Master's degree for working professionals must be completed within the standardised study period + ½ year
  •  "AO" (Akademisk overbygningsuddannelse) - Master's degree  must be completed within the standardised study period + 1 year

§ 7.4 - Study activity

Cf. Uddannelsesbekendtgørelsen § 59+60
The university may establish rules which dictate that the student continuously or at the end of each year of study must pass exams estimated in ECTS credits (demands of study activity) in order to continue their studies. The demand can be established as exams worth collectively no more than 45 ECTS credits per year of study.
The university must ensure that students have 3 exam attempts. 

The university may further establish that demands of study activity may be overlooked if the student is an entrepreneur or chairperson of a volunteer organisation which is included in Dansk Ungdoms Fællesråd (DUF). The university lays down internal rules for which students are entrepreneurs, cf. the Executive Order on Education.

The university may provide dispensation from demands of study activity if the student is an elite athlete or in cases of exceptional circumstances, including disability.

Additional provisions of the Study Board:
Enrolment of a student will be terminated if the student has not passed a minimum of one exam within a consecutive time period of at least 1 year. Participation in the studiestartsprøve does not count as part of the demands of study activity regarding passing a minimum of one exam within a consecutive time period of at least 1 year.

Students who fail to earn 30 ECTS per semester are notified of offers of counselling and potential support measures. Before their enrolment is terminated, the student is notified of the date of the termination of their enrolment.

The provisions in this paragraph do not include enrolment via Open University.

§ 7.5 - Master\'s thesis

Purpose, scope and deadlines

Cf. Uddannelsesbekendtgørelsen § 30

Constituent subject elements for the programme's professional qualification and identity corresponding to at least 90 ECTS points. It must include a Master’s thesis worth 30 ECTS credits or up to 60 ECTS credits if the thesis is experimental.

The Master’s thesis must document the student’s proficiency in applying scientific theories and methods throughout their work and must have a specified academic subject. The Master's thesis must be placed on the final year of the master's programme. 

If the student fails to submit their thesis before the provided deadline. the university will approve a modified thesis statement on the same academic subject and set a new submission deadline of three months. If the student fails to submit their thesis before the new deadline, the student may get a third exam attempt in accordance with the same rules that applied for the second exam attempt. 

The rules apply correspondingly to theses if the student does not obtain at least the grade 02 in the assessment. In special circumstances, however, the university may decide that the student must write a new thesis with a new subject and with a submission deadline that corresponds to the standard.

Cf. Uddannelsesbekendtgørelsen § 61
The Master’s thesis must include an abstract in a foreign language. If the thesis has been written in a foreign language, except Norwegian and Swedish, the abstract may be written in Danish. The programme regulations stipulates how the abstract is included in the overall assessment and which languages ​​the summary can or must be written in.

Assessment of master's thesis
Cf. Eksamensbekendtgørelsen §11
A Master’s thesis is graded according to the 7-point grading scale

Cf. Eksamensbekendtgørelsen § 15
In cases of written assignments produced by a group of students, it is only possible to give individual grading if the contribution of the individual student is clearly marked. The university stipulates requirements for individualisation in the programme regulations. 


Additional provisions of the Study Board:
 In the Master’s degree programme of the Faculty of Science, theoretical Master’s theses are worth 30 ECTS while experimental theses are worth 30, 40 or 60 ECTS.
 
The Master’s thesis constitutes the part of the Master’s degree programme where the student independently document their ability to identify, analyse and critically process academic problems. In the experimental theses, the student must demonstrate the ability to plan and complete a practical project within a specified time limit. The thesis further demonstrates the student’s ability to provide a written report of their completed practical work. More information on the content and objectives of the Master’s thesis can be found in the relevant course descriptions.
 
The Master’s thesis includes the following elements:
− An experimental and/or theoretical project
− A thesis report which is submitted for evaluation and is included in the Master’s thesis examination
− A Master’s thesis examination which starts with a presentation. The exam form of the Master’s thesis examination may vary at the Faculty of Science. After the presentation, the student may be examined in their thesis report and their presentation. The student’s presentation is included in the overall evaluation. 
 
The Master’s thesis must be produced by no more than two students collectively and must be submitted as a written report. If the thesis is produced by two students, the thesis will be included in the evaluation of a subsequent individual oral exams. 
 
Registration for the Master’s thesis is done via SDU Self-Service (https://sso.sdu.dk/) before the specified registration deadline. After registration – no later than a week into the semester – the student must submit a Master’s thesis contract with an appertaining thesis statement via the online form system (https://blanket.sam.sdu.dk/form/97/submit). The submission deadline for the Master’s thesis can be found in the relevant course descriptions. 

If a student fails to submit their thesis before the provided deadline or if they fail the exam, a new altered thesis statement on the same subject must be made. The altered thesis statement must – no matter the prescribed period of the thesis – correspond to a workload of 3 extra months and must be submitted to the Head of Studies no later than 14 days after the original deadline or announcement of the exam results. After those 14 days, the new work period of an additional 3 months begins. The new deadline is thus 3 months and 14 days after the original deadline or announcement of exam results. 
 
If the Master’s thesis is written in Danish, the abstract must be written in English. If the thesis is written in English, the abstract must be written in Danish.

The Head of Studies at the Faculty of Science may, based on a well-documented application, approve an extension of the submission deadline in cases of exceptional conditions.  

§ 7.6 - The 4+4 PhD arrangement

Cf. Ph.d.-bekendtgørelsen § 5
The university may decide that the PhD programme begins in connection with the Master’s degree programme, but must ensure that the overall course of the programme is of the same extent and on the same level as established in the rules for the Master’s degree and PhD programmes respectively. The university must establish rules regarding this. Students who are enrolled in accordance with these terms must be able to complete their Master’s degree programme.

Cf. Uddannelsesbekendtgørelsen § 11
Students who are simultaneously enrolled in a Master’s degree programme and a PhD programme must once a year register for programme elements from the Master’s degree and PhD programmes so that their enrolment is in accordance with SDU’s rules on registration for courses and exams.

§ 7.7 - Leave

Cf. Uddannelsesbekendtgørelsen §§ 43-44
Students may be granted leave of absence from their studies in accordance with the rules established by the university. During the leave, students cannot participate in the courses of the relevant programme.The University may lay down rules that allow the student to participate in examinations, despite the fact that the student has or has had leave.

Bachelor students may be granted leave of absence after completing their first year of studies. Master’s students may be granted leave of absence after completing their first semester. Apply for leave of absence if the application is due to maternity/paternity leave, adoption or regarding compulsory military service.     

Additional provisions of the Study Board:

§ 7.8 - Limitation on the number of entries

Cf. Uddannelsesbekendtgørelsen § 11
The university must in the programme regulations establish rules regarding the registration for courses or subject elements and regarding the selection criteria for electives. The university will use academic criteria as selection criteria. If it is not possible to determine any academic criteria, the university may draw lots instead.The university may not use age as a selection criterium. 

Additional provisions of the Study Board:
Some electives provided by the Faculty of Science have a maximum student capacity. If more students are registered for a course than the maximum capacity allows, students who have registered in good time are prioritised. The principles concerning prioritisation are provided in the course description of the courses with maximum student capacities. 

PhD students will always have first priority for PhD courses.

§ 7.9 - Minor, elective subject and elective

Minor subjects
Cf. Uddannelsesbekendtgørelsen §§ 20 og 31
Bachelor degree programmes which grant access to Master’s degree programmes with minors must consist of a major subject and a minor subject with a clear emphasis on the major subject. Both the major and minor subjects must be subjects which are taught in upper secondary schools.  

Master's programmes, which build on bachelor programmes, and which are organized in order to the student acquiring professional competence to be able to teach in the upper secondary educations, are structured in such a way that the educations consist of the major and the minor subject. The major subject constitutes the main emphasis of the education, and the minor subject or subject elements in the bachelor's and master's education constitute at least 90 ECTS points.

Additional provisions of the Study Board:
For Bachelor degree programmes at the Faculty of Science, the minor subject is placed in the third year of study. For Master’s degree programmes at the Faculty of Science, the minor subject is placed in the second and third semester, however also in the first semester regarding the minor in physics.

For students with a major subject outside of the natural sciences, the minor subject may be placed differently. 

Registration for the Bachelor degree minor subjects must be done no later than 1 May during the second year of study via https://dans.stads.dk. 
The Study Board refers to the General guidelines for enrolment (Only in Danish) which you can find at SDU’s website. Registration for Master’s degree minor subjects is done in connection with the application for enrolment in the Master’s degree programme. 

Minor subject (tilvalg) 
Cf. Uddannelsesbekendtgørelsen § 21
The university may establish that Master’s degree programmes which consist of only a major subject must be combined with a minor subject in or outside of the academic field of the major subject. The minor subject may consist of a selection of elective courses organised by the university or by the student. The university may decide that the selection of elective courses organised by a student must be approved by the university. 

Additional provisions of the Study Board:
The Study Board for Science has organised one Bachelor degree elective subject in Biological Anthropology meant for students with a major subject outside of the natural sciences. It is not possible for students on scientific Bachelor and Master’s degree programmes to organise their own individual elective subject.

Registration for Master’s degree elective subjects is done in connection with the application for enrolment in the Master’s degree programme. 
 

Electives 
Cf. Uddannelsesbekendtgørelsen §§ 19, 26 og 30
 The university will in the relevant programme regulations provide electives worth a minimum of 10 ECTS credits.

Additional provisions of the Study Board:
The programmes at the Faculty of Science include electives worth a minimum of 10 ECTS credits. Electives are defined as courses which are offered by the Faculty of Science and which are not compulsory for the relevant programme. Electives may be defined further in the subject specific programme regulation, just as limitations might be given in the course descriptions.   

Courses which coincide with constituent courses or subject elements (including supporting subjects), or which coincide with already passed courses or subject elements, cannot be approved as electives or grant credits.

Courses on a Bachelor degree level which are within the field of the major subject cannot be approved as electives or grant credits to the Master’s degree programme.  

Students are required to register for electives of a relevant level of study worth a certain number of ECTS credits specified in the relevant programme regulations. Registration is done via SDU Self-Service (https://sso.sdu.dk/) within the specified time limit. Registration for courses grants access to the course’s page on e-learn.sdu.dk.

Students may change their electives after the deadline for registration, however, this must be done no later than three weeks after the beginning of the semester. Changing to another elective is only possible if the new elective is worth the same number of ECTS credits as the previous one, if there is an open spot for the student and if there has not been conducted any exams or tests yet in the course.  

Registration for electives is binding and an exam attempt will be used if the student does not participate in the exam. Students apply to the Study Board for deregistration from electives in a relevant semester. The elective will remain a part of the student’s course of study, however, and must be passed before graduation.

Changing electives is not possible if the student has used an exam attempt in one or several parts of the current elective. The Study Board will not process applications from students regarding this kind of change of electives. The Study Board refers to the SDU’s general information on this subject.   

After the deadline for changing electives, the student may apply to the Study Board for Science for a change of electives based on exceptional conditions, if the student has not yet used an exam attempt in one or several parts of the course.

If an elective is no longer offered, students will be notified that teachings will end and that exams likewise are only offered within a limited time period. This information regarding this issue will also be made evident in the course description.

§ 7.10 - Talent

Cf. Talentbekendtgørelsen §§ 1 and 2
Institutions of higher education which are within the area of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science may provide talent initiatives in the form of extra programme activities for talented students who are enrolled in a fulltime programme at the institution and in the form of courses from a Bachelor degree, Professional Bachelor degree or business academy programmes at the institution for talented students attending upper secondary school or other maritime training programmes. The specific institution must establish rules regarding talent initiatives in accordance with the conditions of the Talentbekendtgørelse.

The purpose of providing extra programme activities is to support and strengthen the performance of particularly talented students at the institutions of higher education so that a limited amount of the brightest and highly motivated students receive more challenging work than is required by the relevant programme regulations as well as acknowledgements for the extra work on their diploma. 

Additional provisions of the Study Board:
 Students at the Faculty of Science have the opportunity to participate in talent programmes and extracurricular activities across the faculties. The completion of such activities may recommend the student for an honours degree. The Study Board refers to SDU’s webpage on talent programmes.

§ 8 - Exemptions and complaints procedures

§ 8.1 - Dispensation from University regulations

Cf. Uddannelsesbekendtgørelsen § 45
In cases of exceptional conditions, the university may grant dispensation from rules in the programme regulations which have been established by the university only.
 

General regulations 
 

It is further specified that students who participate in laboratory work, for the safety of themselves and others, are not allowed to be under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
 
Students must comply with instructions and orders given by the university employees, including expulsion from the laboratory, cf. the Rules on disciplinary precautions for students at the SDU § 1 subsection 6.  
 
Violations of the regulations may lead to sanctions, in reference to the Rules on disciplinary precautions for students at the SDU § 5.

§ 8.2 - Complaints over exams

Cf. Eksamensbekendtgørelsen § 36
Complaints against an exam or any other evaluation included in the exam must be filed by students to the university. The complaint must be a written document containing the reasons for the complaint. The complaint must be filed no later than 2 weeks after the announcement of the evaluation. However, the deadline will be set no earlier than the provided announcement date of the evaluation. 
 
Additional provisions of the Study Board: 
Complaints must be sent to nat-klager@sdu.dk . We refer to the Faculty of Science’s webpage on complaints against exams. 

§ 8.3 - Complaints over University decisions

Cf. Uddannelsesbekendtgørelsen § 57
The decisions made by the university regarding rejection or partial rejection of application for credits for passed Danish programme elements and advanced credits given for Danish or foreign programme elements may be taken to the Credit Appeals Board in accordance with the rules established in the legislation on boards of appeal specialised in university programme credit. 

The decisions made by the university regarding rejection or partial rejection of application for credits for passed foreign programme elements may be referred to the Qualifications Board after the rules in the act concerning evaluation of foreign educational qualifications etc.   
 
Cf. Uddannelsesbekendtgørelsen § 64
If a student wishes to file a complaint concerning the legal basis of decisions made by the university in accordance with this provision, the complaint may be taken to Styrelsen for Videregående Uddannelser. The deadline for filing the complaint is 2 weeks from the date on which the student has received the decision made by the university. The complaint must be filed to the university and the university will then releases a statement. The student must be given the opportunity to address the university’s statement within a time limit no shorter than 1 week. The university will send the complaint attached with their statement and any notes made by the student to Styrelsen for Videregående Uddannelser.
 
Jf. Eksamensbekendtgørelsen § 46.
The university's final decisions can be brought for the Danish Agency for Education and Science when the complaint concerns legal issues. The appeal deadline is 2 weeks from the day the decision is announced.

The complaint is submitted to the university, which prepares an opinion, which the complainant must have the opportunity to comment on within a period of at least one week. The university then sends the entire case to the board for consideration.

§ 9 - The affiliation of the programme

§ 9.1 - Legal basis

  • Uddannelsesbekendtgørelsen: Ministerial order No. 2285 of 1 December 2021 regarding university programmes scheduled as full-time studies.
  • Eksamensbekendtgørelsen: Ministerial order No. 2271 of 1 December 2021 regarding exams and grading in university programmes
  • Karakterbekendtgørelsen: Ministerial order No. 1125 of 4th July 2022 regarding grading scale and other forms of evaluation in educational programmes within the area of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science
  • Universitetsadgangsbekendtgørelsen:  Ministerial order No. 69 of 26 January 2023 regarding admission to university degree programmes scheduled as full-time studies   
  • Talentbekendtgørelsen: Ministerial order No. 597 of 8 March 2015 regarding talent initiatives within the area of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science
  • Ph.d.-bekendtgørelsen: Ministerial order No. 1039 of 27 August 2013 regarding PhD programmes at universities and certain art programmes
  • Meritankenævnsbekendtgørelsen: Ministerial order No. 1517 of 16 December 2013 regarding boards of appeal and decisions concerning credits for university programmes

§ 9.2 - Academic Study Board

Study Board of Science

§ 9.3 - External examiners

Corps of examiners for biology

computerscience

§ 9.4 - Codes

Ingen STO-kode fundet

§ 9.5 - Effective date

01-09-2023

§ 9.6 - Applicable for students enrolled as of

01-09-2021

§ 9.7 - Date of Study Board Approval

21-05-2023

§ 9.8 - Date of Deans Approval

§ 9.9 - Transitions

Transitional arrangements describe how a course replaces another course when changes are made to the course of study. 
If a transitional arrangement has been made for a course, it will be stated in the list. 
See transitional arrangements for all courses at the Faculty of Science.

§ 10 - Terminology

§ 10.1 - Terminology

ECTS and workload

ECTS is an abbreviation of European Credit Transfer System. ECTS credits function as an estimation of the time frame and workload of a university programme.   
 
60 ECTS credits are equivalent to one year of full-time study. 1 ECTS credits is equivalent to a workload of 25-30 hours. ECTS credits can be transferred as credit both nationally and internationally.