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.

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 another Danish or Nordic 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 a Bachelor’s degree in Nanoscience or Biochemistry from the University of Copenhagen may be admitted if their degree includes courses in:

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

corresponding to a total of min. 60 ECTS credits.

In addition, the Faculty may admit applicants who, after a thorough assessment, are deemed to possess educational qualifications equivalent to the requirements listed 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 there are more qualified applicants than available spaces on the programme, the selection of admitted applicants will be based on the following prioritisation criteria:

  1. bachelors with reserved access
  2. applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Copenhagen
  3. other applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry
  4. applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Nanoscience and Biochemistry

Supplementary courses

When we evaluate your application for a Master’s programme at UCPH, we only consider your qualifying Bachelor’s degree or Professional Bachelor’s degree. This means that you can no longer meet the admission requirements of the Master’s programme through supplementary courses that are not part of your main qualifying degree. In certain cases it is possible to supplement with up to 15 ECTS points, but only after you have been accepted to the Master’s programme at UCPH. You must complete the supplementation no later than six months after you begin your Master’s programme.

If you are in doubt about the new rules, or if you have questions about your possibilities for supplementing your study programme, you can contact a study and career guidance counsellor in SCIENCE Student Services.