Admission Requirements - MSc in Biology-Biotechnology – 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 Biology-Biotechnology.

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 listed below, you are considered to meet all admission requirements and have direct access to apply to the Master’s programme in Biology-Biotechnology. Learn about when and how to apply.

  • BSc in Biology-Biotechnology from the University of Copenhagen (reserved access*)

* 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.

If you have a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Natural Resources, Molecular Biomedicine or Molecular Biology from the University of Copenhagen or other Danish or international universities ýou may be admitted if your programme includes the following elements:

  • 15 ECTS credits within a biological system (plants, animals or microbiology)
  • 15 ECTS credits within biochemistry/organic chemistry
  • 15 ECTS credits within biotechnology methods
  • In total, you must have a minimum of 30 ECTS credits that stem from courses with experimental laboratory exercises.

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 of applicants

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 Biology-Biotechnology from the University of Copenhagen seeking admission by way of direct extension of their completed BSc programme (reserved access).
  2. 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 prioritised order):

  1. Grades achieved in the relevant areas mentioned above.
  2. On the basis of an individual evaluation.