Admission Requirements - MSc in Environmental 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 Environmental Science.

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 Science. Learn about when and how to apply.

  • BSc in Natural Resources with the specialisation in Environmental Science from the University of Copenhagen (reserved access*)
  • BSc in Natural Resources with the specialisation in Environmental Science from other Danish or Nordic universities
  • BSc in Chemistry, Biology, Biology-Biotechnology, Pharmacy or Molecular Biomedicine from the University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology Enginerring or Medicinal Chemistry from Aarhus University.
  • BSc in Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacy, Engineering (Chemistry and Biotechnology) or Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Southern Denmark.
  • Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology or Sustainable Biotechnology from Aalborg University.
  • BSc in Technical Science (teknisk videnskab) with specialisation in Environmental Technology (miljøteknologi) (the graduate engineer programme) from DTU.
  • Natural Sciences or International Bachelor in Natural Sciences from Roskilde University.
  • Vand, Bioressourcer og Miljømanagement, Biotechnology or Chemistry and Technology from the Technical University of Denmark.

* 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, Environmental Science, Geography and Geoinformatics or similar from the University of Copenhagen or other Danish, Nordic or international universities may be admitted if their programme includes three of the following four areas:

  • Biology or ecology 7,5 ECTS credits
  • Natural resources 7,5 ECTS credits
  • Environmental chemistry 7,5 credits
  • Chemistry, 7,5 ECTS credits

In addition, you may be admitted, if you after an individual assessment,
are deemed to possess educational/academic 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. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources with the specialisation in Environmental Science 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 within the area of environmental sciences.
  3. 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 in prioritised order):

  • Highest grade average.

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 Science. Learn about when and how to apply.

  • BSc in Natural Resources with the specialisation in Environmental Science from the University of Copenhagen (reserved access*)
  • BSc in Natural Resources with the specialisation in Environmental Science from another Danish or nordic universities
  • BSc in Chemistry, Biology, Biology-Biotechnology, Pharmacy or Molecular Biomedicine from the University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology Engineering or Medicinal Chemistry from Aarhus University.
  • BSc in Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacy, Engineering (Chemistry and Biotechnology) or Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Southern Denmark.
  • Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology or Sustainable Biotechnology from Aalborg University.
  • BSc in Technical Science (teknisk videnskab) with specialisation in Environmental Technology (miljøteknologi) (the graduate engineer programme) from DTU.
  • Natural Sciences or International Bachelor in Natural Sciences from Roskilde University.
  • Vand, Bioressourcer og Miljømanagement, Biotechnology or Chemistry and Technology from the Technical University of Denmark.

* 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, Environmental Science, Geography and Geoinformatics or similar from the University of Copenhagen or other Danish, Nordic or international universities may be admitted if their programme includes three of the following four areas:

  • Biology or ecology 7,5 ECTS credits
  • Natural resources 7,5 ECTS credits
  • Environmental chemistry 7,5 credits
  • Chemistry, 7,5 ECTS credits

In addition, you may be admitted, if you after an individual assessment,
are deemed to possess educational/academic 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. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources with the specialisation in Environmental Science 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 within the area of environmental sciences.
  3. 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 in prioritised order):

  • Number of ECTS credits obtained within the topics of chemistry, biology and environmental management.
  • Highest grade average.