Admission Requirements – University of Copenhagen

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Admission Requirements

If you have completed a Bachelor’s degree within the last 5 years or are enrolled in the final part of a Bachelor’s programme you are eligible to apply for the MSc in Animal Science.

Regardless of what university in which you are enrolled, you can - if you meet the course and language requirements - apply on the basis of a relevant Bachelor’s degree.

Bachelor’s degrees that grant direct access

If you hold one of the degrees listed below, you are considered to meet all admission requirements and have direct access to apply to the MSc in Animal Science.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science (husdyrvidenskab) from the University of Copenhagen (UCPH)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Agrobiology with a specialisation in Animal biology and Production (Agrobiologi med linje i Husdyrbiologi- og produktion) from Aarhus University

Learn about when and how to apply.

Applicants with a closely related Bachelor’s degree

If you have a Bachelor's degree in Biology-Biotechnology (biologi-bioteknologi), Veterinary Medicine (veterinærmedicin) or Biology from the University of Copenhagen or other Danish universities may also be admitted if the programme includes:

  • Domestic animal nutrition 7.5 ECTS credits.
  • Domestic animal physiology 7.5 ECTS credits.
  • Statistical data analysis 7.5 ECTS credits.

Learn about when and how to apply.

Other Bachelor’s degrees

If you hold a Bachelor’s degree within another field of study and/or from a university abroad you may be admitted if it is the assessment of the admission committee that the Bachelor's programme concerned is the equivalent in scope and content to the Bachelor's programme in Animal Science (husdyrsvidenskab – University of Copenhagen) or Agrobiology with a specialisation in Animal Biology and Production (Husdyrsbiologi- og produktion – Aarhus University).

Learn about when and how to apply.

Academic, language and graduation year requirements

  • Academic requirements: Your Bachelor’s degree must be equivalent in scope and content to the Bachelor's programme in Animal Science (husdyrsvidenskab – University of Copenhagen) or Agrobiology with a specialisation in Animal Biology and Production (Husdyrsbiologi- og produktion – Aarhus University) or a similar Bachelor’s degree in which you have accumulated:
    • Domestic animal nutrition 7.5 ECTS credits.
    • Domestic animal physiology 7.5 ECTS credits.
    • Statistical data analysis 7.5 ECTS credits.
  • Language requirements: You are required to document proficiency in English according to your background; see the language requirements.
  • Graduation year requirement: You must have earned your Bachelor’s degree within a maximum of 5 years prior to the start of the first semester of the Master’s programme, e.g. for autumn the intake of 2018, you must have graduated by September 2013 or thereafter.

Admission restrictions and selection criteria

  • The programme accepts a maximum of 60 students.
  • When selecting the students, the Board of Admission focuses on overall academic achievements (grades, the relevancy of the degree and courses), CV (research experience, professionally relevant stays abroad), as well as the letter of motivation. If the number of qualified applicants to the programme exceeds the number of places available applicants will be prioritised as follows:

    • Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science (husdyrsvidenskab) from the University of Copenhagen seeking admission directly after completing their Bachelor’s degree.
    • Other applicants with a close related Bachelor’s degree from the University of Copenhagen and other Danish or Nordic universities.
  • According to the Danish University Programme Order, applicants who have already completed a Danish Master’s degree (2-year) can only be admitted 6 years after finishing the Master’s degree. Applicants with a non-Danish Master’s degree can be admitted to this MSc programme on the same terms as other applicants. Please note that admission requirement is based solely upon an applicant’s Bachelor’s degree.

See curriculum for MSc in Animal Science (external link).