Admission Requirements - MSc in Climate Change – 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 Climate Change.

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 from Copenhagen University listed below, you are considered to meet all admission requirements and have direct access to apply to the Master’s programme in Climate Change. Learn about when and how to apply.

  • BSc in Natural Resources (naturressourcer)
  • BSc in Food Science (fødevarevidenskab / fødevarer og ernæring)
  • BSc in Landscape Architecture (landskabsarkitektur)
  • BSc in Biology-Biotechnology (biologi-bioteknologi)
  • BSc in Physics (de fysiske fag)
  • BSc in Chemistry (de kemiske fag)
  • BSc in Biology (biologi)
  • BSc in Geography and Geoinformatics (geografi og geoinformatik)
  • BSc in Geology-Geoscience (geologi-geoscience)

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 holding Bachelor’s degrees from recognised universities equivalent to the above degrees from the University of Copenhagen can be admitted to the programme. The Faculty of Science will carry out the specific academic assessment of equivalence.

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 there are more qualified applicants than available spaces on the programme, applicants will be prioritised based on the relevance of their BSc programme for the MSc programme and the grade-point average achieved in their bachelor degree.

If the number of qualified applicants to the programme exceeds the number of places available, applicants will be prioritised as follows:

  1. All applicants

If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available, applicants are prioritised according to the following criteria (listed below in prioritised order):

  • An individual assessment of their BSc programme relevance and the grade-point average achieved in their bachelor degree.

Admission requirements for the academic year 2018/2019

Bachelor’s degrees that grant direct access

If you hold one of the degrees from Copenhagen University listed below, you are considered to meet all admission requirements and have direct access to apply to the Master’s programme in Climate Change. Learn about when and how to apply.

  • BSc in Natural Resources (naturressourcer)
  • BSc in Food Science (fødevarevidenskab / fødevarer og ernæring)
  • BSc in Landscape Architecture (landskabsarkitektur)
  • BSc in Biology-Biotechnology (biologi-bioteknologi)
  • BSc in Physics (de fysiske fag)
  • BSc in Chemistry (de kemiske fag)
  • BSc in Biology (biologi)
  • BSc in Geography and Geoinformatics (geografi og geoinformatik)
  • BSc in Geology-Geoscience (geologi-geoscience)

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 holding Bachelor’s degrees in Natural Science or Environmental Science from Danish or international universities are directly academically qualified for admission to the MSc programme in Climate Change.

Applicants with a Bachelor's degrees in other study fields may also be admitted if their programme includes the following:

  • Curriculum is strongly directed towards topics of Climate Change (Minimum 60 ECTS credits climate change related study elements)

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. All applicants

If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available, applicants are prioritised according to the following criteria (all criteria apply):

  • The amount of ECTS credits obtained within climate change related study
    elements
  • An individual assessment of the curriculum relevance for the MSc Climate
    Change program
  • An individual assessment of the grade-point average achieved in the
    bachelor degree. If different grading systems make comparison impossible, applicants will be prioritised on the basis of an individual evaluation by the Admission Committee
  • Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree age of more than 5 years have low
    priority