Admission Requirements - MSc in Chemistry – 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 Chemistry.

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.

Admission requirements for the academic year 2017/2018

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 Chemistry. Learn about when and how to apply.

  • BSc in Chemistry from the University of Copenhagen (reserved access*)
  • BSc in Chemistry from one of the following Danish universities: University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University or University of Southern Denmark.
  • BSc in Chemistry from one of the following Nordic universities: Lund University, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Stockholm University, University of Iceland or University of Oslo.

* 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 a Bachelor's degree in Nanoscience from the University of Copenhagen are directly academically qualified for admission to the MSc Programme in Chemistry.

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Copenhagen may also be admitted if their degree includes the following:

  • general and inorganic chemistry
  • organic chemistry
  • analytical chemistry
  • chemical synthesis
  • physical chemistry
  • laboratory teaching incl. laboratory safety

The elements must account for a total of min. 60 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.

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 criteria

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 Chemistry from the University of Copenhagen seeking admission by way of direct extension of their completed BSc programme.
  2. applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Copenhagen
  3. applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry
  4. applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Nanoscience from the University of Copenhagen
  5. applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Copenhagen
  6. 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):

  • The total number of ECTS within the relevant academic fields and the grades obtained.

Admission requirements for the academic year 2018/2019

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 Chemistry. Learn about when and how to apply.

  • BSc in Chemistry from the University of Copenhagen (reserved access*)
  • BSc in Chemistry from one of the following Danish universities: University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University or University of Southern Denmark.
  • BSc in Chemistry from one of the following Nordic universities: Lund University, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Stockholm University, University of Iceland or University of Oslo.

* 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 a Bachelor's degree in Nanoscience from the University of Copenhagen are directly academically qualified for admission to the MSc Programme in Chemistry.

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Copenhagen may also be admitted if their degree includes the following:

  • general and inorganic chemistry
  • organic chemistry
  • analytical chemistry
  • chemical synthesis
  • physical chemistry
  • laboratory teaching incl. laboratory safety

The elements must account for a total of min. 60 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.

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 criteria

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 Chemistry from the University of Copenhagen seeking admission by way of direct extension of their completed BSc programme.
  2. applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Copenhagen
  3. applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry
  4. applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Nanoscience from the University of Copenhagen
  5. applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Copenhagen
  6. 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):

  • Total number of ECTS within the relevant academic fields listed above.
  • Grades obtained within the relevant academic fields listed above.