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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 Anthropology. 

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 acces or another 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 Master’s Programme in Anthropology. 

Learn about when and how to apply.

  • BSc in Anthropology from the University of Copenhagen with reserved access*

* If you have reserved access, you are guaranteed a place on the Master’s programme if you apply before the application deadline during the first application period after you complete your Bachelor’s degree.

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.

Admission requirements:

  • A relevant bachelor's degree that is similar in level to the Bachelor's Programme in Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen.
  • The bachelor's degree must consist of a minimum of one and a half years (90 ECTS) of anthropological subjects.
  • The bachelor's degree must include introductory courses in anthropology, including introduction to history of anthropological theory and methodology
  • Proficiency in English corresponding to at least English B-level; cf. Section 11 of the Danish Ministerial Order on Admission at Universities (For information on how to meet the language requirements, please click here...). 

Documentation for the admission requirements is explained in Application Procedures

If your bachelor’s degree is more than 5 years old from the date of admission, then it must also be assessed whether it is outdated. In general bachelor degrees more than 5 years old are not accepted.

Admission restrictions

If there are more qualified applicants than available spaces on the programme, the selection of admitted applicants is based on:

  • General proficiency/marks in the qualifying degree program
  • Statement of purpose for wanting to study MSc in Anthropology (1-2 pages) covering your motivation for applying and a description of the intended field work and Master’s thesis work.

The admission capacity has been fixed to 81 slots in 2017.

Precedence will be given to applicants who have reserved access* and they are not subject to selection due to admission restrictions.

Supplementary activities

Only a Bachelor degree will be considered as the entry qualification to a Master’s programme. This means that supplementary courses and the like taken after the bachelor degree will not be taken into account in the assessment.

The only exception to this is activities that have been passed before the bachelor degree was finished. These courses can either be a part of a previous education or taken as single courses. But no more than 30 ECTS credits like this can be taken into account in the assessment.

Please contact the Student Advisory Service, if you are in doubt about the rules or have questions about your entry qualifications.