Admission Requirements - MSc in Biology – 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.

Bachelor’s degrees that automatically fulfill the academic requirements

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

  • BSc in Biology from the University of Copenhagen (legal right of admission*)

*Bachelor's degree with legal right of admission

If your bachelor’s degree grants a legal right of admission, 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.

Academic requirement

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from other Danish, Nordic or international universities may also be admitted if their programme includes the following:

  • A minimum of 5 ECTS credits within each of the following areas: organismal biology, ecology, evolution biology, cell biology, physiology, molecular biology and microbiology, statistics, chemistry and biochemistry.
  • Practical skills within laboratory and field work within the main areas of biology corresponding to a total of 30 ECTS credits

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree within the areas of Plant Science, Animal Science, Environmental Biology, Biochemistry, Biology-Biotechnology, Molecular Biomedicine or related subjects from the University of Copenhagen or other Danish, Nordic or international universities may also be admitted if their programme includes the following:

  • A minimum of 5 ECTS credits within each of the following areas: organismal biology, ecology, evolution biology, cell biology, physiology, molecular biology and microbiology, statistics, chemistry and biochemistry.
  • Practical skills within laboratory and field work within the main areas of biology corresponding to a total of 30 ECTS credits.

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

Qualifying degree and other courses/projects

When we assess whether you meet the admission requirements for the Master's degree program, Danish legislation only allows us to assess your Bachelor's degree. Consequently, you cannot study supplementary courses between Bachelor's and Master's degree programs to meet the  admission requirements.

If you have passed courses/projects before you complete the qualifying Bachelor's degree, these can be included in the assessment, even though they are not part of the Bachelor's degree program.

  • It applies to courses/projects you have taken as single subjects and courses/projects you have taken as part of another study program.
  • A maximum of 30 ECTS credits of these courses/projects may be included.

Language requirements

Unless you hold a Bachelor's degree from a Danish University, you are required to document proficiency in English according to your background; see the language requirements.