Admission Requirements - MSc in Biochemistry – 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 Biochemistry.

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 automatically fulfill the admission requirements or another relevant Bachelor’s degree.

Bachelor’s degrees that automatically fulfill the admission requirements

If you hold one of the degrees listed below, you are considered to meet all admission requirements. Learn about when and how to apply.

  • Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from the University of Copenhagen (reserved access*)
  • Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biomedicine from the University of Copenhagen.
  • Bachelor's degree in Nanoscience from the University of Copenhagen.
  • Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology from Aarhus University.
  • Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology from Aarhus University.

* If your Bachelor’s degree grants 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.

Applicants with one of the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Southern Denmark.
  • Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology from Roskilde University
  • Bachelor's degree from The Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen

may be admitted if their programme includes the following:

  • A minimum of 60 ECTS credits within chemistry and biochemistry/molecular biology of which a minimum of 30 ECTS credits must be in chemistry and 22.5 ECTS credits in biochemistry/molecular biology.
  • In total, the applicant must have a minimum of 30 ECTS credits that stem from courses with experimental laboratory exercises

Subject elements in protein chemistry or biophysical chemistry may be counted as either chemistry or biochemistry/molecular biology.

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.