Admission Requirements - MSc in Computer Science – 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 Computer Science.

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 Computer Science from the University of Copenhagen (legal right of admission*)
  • BSc in Computer Science from the University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Computer Science from Aalborg University
  • BSc in Computer Science from Aarhus University
  • BSc in Computer Science from the University of Southern Denmark
  • BSc in Science and IT with the MSc admission course package in Computer Science from the University of Copenhagen

*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

If you have a Bachelor’s degree in:

  • Mathematics from the University of Copenhagen
  • Physics from the University of Copenhagen
  • Communication and IT from the University of Copenhagen
  • Software Development from the IT University of Copenhagen
  • Software Technology from the Technical University of Denmark
  • Software from Aalborg University
  • IT with a specialisation in Software Development from Aarhus University

You may also be admitted if their programme includes the following:

  • Courses in computer science corresponding to at least 45 ECTS credits, subject to the following distribution constraints:
    • A minimum of 10 ECTS credits within the field of programming, covering at least two substantially different programming paradigms.
    • A minimum of 10 ECTS credits within the field of computer systems architecture, including processor architecture, operating systems, data networks, databases, etc.
    • A minimum of 10 ECTS credits within the field of theoretical computer science, including algorithms and data structures, computability and complexity, formal languages, programming language theory and compilation, etc.
  • Courses in mathematics corresponding to a total of at least 7.5 ECTS credits within the fields of discrete mathematics, linear algebra, and mathematical modelling.

If you have a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or an equivalent subject from international universities you may also be admitted if your programme includes the following:

  • Courses in computer science corresponding to at least 45 ECTS credits, subject to the following distribution constraints:
    • A minimum of 10 ECTS credits within the field of programming, covering at least two substantially different programming paradigms.
    • A minimum of 10 ECTS credits within the field of computer systems architecture, including processor architecture, operating systems, data networks, databases, etc.
    • A minimum of 10 ECTS credits within the field of theoretical computer science, including algorithms and data structures, computability and complexity, formal languages, programming language theory and compilation, etc.
  • Courses in mathematics corresponding to a total of at least 7.5 ECTS credits within the fields of discrete mathematics, linear algebra, and mathematical modelling.

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.