Admission Requirements - MSc in Agricultural Development – University of Copenhagen

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Admission Requirements

If you have completed a Bachelor’s degree or are enrolled in the final semester of a Bachelor’s programme you are eligible to apply for the Master’s programme in Agricultural Development.

Regardless of what university you are enrolled at, you can - if you meet the language requirements - apply on the basis of a Bachelor’s degree that grants direct access or another relevant Bachelor’s degree.

Bachelor’s degrees that grant direct access

If you hold one of the degrees from the University of Copenhagen, other Danish or international universities listed below, you are considered to meet all admission requirements and have direct access to apply for the Master’s programme in Agricultural Development. Learn about when and how to apply.

  • BSc in Agriculture
  • BSc in Agricultural Economics
  • BSc in Agrobiology
  • BSc in Animal Science
  • BSc in Biochemistry
  • BSc in Biology
  • BSc in Biology-Biotechnology
  • BSc in Food and Nutrition
  • BSc in Geography and Geoinformatics
  • BSc in Landscape Architecture
  • BSc in Natural Resources
  • Professional BSc in Forestry and Landscape Engineering

Other Bachelor’s degrees

If you have a Bachelor’s degree other than those listed above, you must submit additional documentation along with your application so the University can evaluate whether or not you meet the admission requirements. Learn about when and how to apply.

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Global Nutrition and Health from Metropolitan University College or VIA University College in Denmark may also be admitted if their programme includes the following:

  • Elective course, Internship and BA thesis with an orientation towards natural science and development perspectives.

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies, Environmental Science, Rural Development, Anthropology and other BSc degrees from the University of Copenhagen or other Danish or international universities may also be admitted if their programme includes the following:

  • 60 ECTS credits natural science or resource economics course modules and in addition: Bachelor project or project work with Agricultural Development orientation.

The Faculty may also admit applicants who, after an individual academic assessment, are deemed to possess educational qualifications equivalent to those required above.

Language requirements

If you have a Nordic Bachelor’s degree, you must as a minimum be able to document English language qualifications comparable to a Danish upper secondary school English B level.

If you have a non-Nordic Bachelor’s degree you must be able to document your English language skills. Find information about language requirements here.

Prioritisation criteria

If the number of qualified applicants to the programme exceeds the number of places available, applicants will be prioritised as follows:

  1. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources from the University of Copenhagen.
  2. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Animal Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Biology-Biotechnology, Food and Nutrition, Geography and Geoinformatics, Landscape Architecture or a Professional Bachelor's degree in Forestry and Landscape Engineering from the University of Copenhagen.
  3. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics, Animal Science, Agrobiology, Biochemistry, Biology, Biology-Biotechnology, Food and Nutrition, Geography and Geoinformatics, Landscape Architecture or a Professional Bachelor's degree in Forestry and Landscape Engineering from other Danish or international universities
  4. Applicants with a Bachelor's degree in Global Nutrition and Health from Metropolitan University College or VIA University College.
  5. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in areas of agriculture, development studies, environmental science, rural development or similar.
  6. Applicants with a Bachelor's degree within the area of anthropology.
  7. Other applicants.

If the number of qualified applicants within a category exceeds the number of places available, applicants will be prioritised according to the following criteria (listed below in prioritized order):

  • Relevance of their study program, including elective courses and project work, defined as ECTS credits within the subject area agricultural development