Admission Requirements - MSc in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics – 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 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics.

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 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. Learn about when and how to apply.

  • BSc in Natural Resources with the specialisation in Environmental Economics from the University of Copenhagen (reserved access*)
  • BSc in Agricultural Economics from a Danish or Nordic university.
  • BSc in Economics from a Danish university 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 Natural Resources with a specialisation in Plant Science, Environmental Science or Nature Managment or another Bachelor’s degree in a natural science area from the Faculty of Science at The University of Copenhagen mey also be admitted if their programme includes:

And one of the following two courses:

Other applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in a related field from the University of Copenhagen and other Danish universities or international universities may be admitted if their programme includes courses in:

  • Microeconomics (min. 22.5 ECTS credits)
  • Statistics (min. 7.5 ECTS credits)
  • Econometrics (min. 7.5 ECTS credits)
  • Mathematics (min 7.5 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 Natural Resources with the specialisation in Environmental Economics from the University of Copenhagen seeking admission by way of direct extension of their completed BSc programme (reserved access).
  2. applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics or Environmental and Natural Resource Economics.
  3. applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources with a specialisation in Plant Science, Environmental Science er Nature Management or another Bachelor's degree within the natural science area from the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen
  4. Other applicants holding a Bachelor’s degree from other faculties under University of Copenhagen or from other national and international universities.

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):

  • whether or not the requirements for microeconomics, statistics, econometrics and mathematics are met and finally according to Grade Point Averages.

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 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. Learn about when and how to apply.

  • BSc in Natural Resources with the specialisation in Environmental Economics from the University of Copenhagen (reserved access*)
  • BSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen

* 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 Natural Resources with a specialisation in Plant Science, Environmental Science or Nature Managment or another Bachelor’s degree in a natural science area from the Faculty of Science at The University of Copenhagen mey also be admitted if their programme includes:

And one of the following two courses:

Other applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in a related field from the University of Copenhagen and other Danish universities or international universities may be admitted if their programme includes courses in:

  • Microeconomics (min. 22.5 ECTS credits)
  • Statistics (min. 7.5 ECTS credits)
  • Econometrics (min. 7.5 ECTS credits)
  • Mathematics (min 7.5 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 Natural Resources with the specialisation in Environmental Economics from the University of Copenhagen seeking admission by way of direct extension of their completed BSc programme (reserved access).
  2. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Agricultural Economics or Natural Resources with the specialisation in Environmental Economics from the University of Copenhagen.
  3. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics or similar from other Danish or international universities
  4. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources with a specialisation in Plant Science, Environmental Science or Nature Management or another Bachelor's degree within the natural science area from the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen.
  5. 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 amount of ECTS credits in microeconomics, statistics, econometrics and mathematics, with a special weight on microeconomics.
  • Total amount of ECTS credits obtained in other courses that are relevant for understanding and managing environmental and natural resource problems.