Admission Requirements - MSc in Food Science and Technology – 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 Food Science and Technology.

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 Food and Nutrition with the specialization in Quality and Technology or as Food Engineer from the University of Copenhagen (legal right of admission*)
  • Professional Bachelor’s degree in Food Analysis or Food Safety and Quality from the Technical University of Denmark.

*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

Applicants with a Bachelor's degree in Food and Nutrition with a specialisation in Nutrition and Health from the University of Copenhagen may also be admitted if your programme includes the following: 

  • Food Microbiology - NFOB14028U Fødevaremikrobiologi

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree within the field of science from the University of Copenhagen or other Danish or international universities may also be admitted if their programme includes the following:

  • Mathematics (7.5 ECTS credits)
  • Statistics (7.5 ECTS credits)
  • Chemistry (15 ECTS credits)
  • Cell and/or Microbiology (7.5 ECTS credits)
  • Food Microbiology (7.5 ECTS credits)
  • Biochemistry (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.

Special regulations regarding internships

If you have already passed either the Dairy or Brewing Internship as part of your BSc programme in Food and Nutrition (fødevarer og ernæring), you are not allowed to choose the specialisation in Dairy Science and Technology incl. internship. You can choose between the following specialisations:

  • General profile in Food Science and Technology
  • Dairy Science and Technology excl. internship
  • Brewing Science and Technology

If you have passed an internship as part of your BSc programme in Food and Nutrition other than Dairy Internship, you are not allowed to choose the specialisations in Dairy Science and Technology. This is because you cannot fulfil the competence profiles of these specialisations. You can choose between the following specialisations:

  • General profile in Food Science and Technology
  • Brewing Science and Technology

If you have not passed an internship as part of your BSc programme in Food and Nutrition, you are not allowed to choose the specialisation in Dairy Science and Technology excl. internship. You can choose between the following specialisations:

  • General profile in Food Science and Technology.
  • Dairy Science and Technology incl. internship
  • Brewing Science and Technology

This is a consequence of the rules stipulated in The University Programme Order (Uddannelsesbekendtgørelsen) Appendix 1, section 6, 5 concerning internship.

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.