Admission Requirements - MSc in Forest and Nature Management – 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 Forest and Nature Management.

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 Forest and Nature Management. Learn about when and how to apply.

  • BSc in Natural Resources with the specialisation in Nature Management from the University of Copenhagen (reserved access*)
  • BSc in Natural Resources with either the specialisation in Nature Managment, Environmental Science or the specialisation in Environmental Economics from the University of Copenhagen or other Danish or Nordic universities
  • Professional Bachelor's degree in Forest and Landscape Engineering from the University of Copenhagen or other Danish or Nordic universities

* 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 one of the following Bachelor’s degree:

  • Agricultural Economics, Antrophology, Biology-Biotechnology, Biology, Economics, Geography and Geoinformatics, Geology-Geoscience, Landscape Architechture, Law, Mathemathics-Economics, Political Science, Sociology or Social Science from the University of Copenhagen.
  • Agrobiology, Biology, Economics, Geoscience, Mathematics, Mathematics-Economics, Law, Political Science, Public Politics and Economy or Social Science from the University of Aarhus.
  • Biology, Biotechnology, Economics and Business Administration, , Geography, Global Business Engineering, Law, Mathematics, Mathematics-Economics, Political Science, Social Science or Sustainable Biotechnology from Aalborg University.
  • Natural Science, Social Science or Political Science from Roskilde University
  • Biology, Economics, Law, Mathematics, Mathematics-Economics, Political Science or Social Science from the University of Southern Denmark.
  • Biotechnology, Chemistry and Technology, Water Bio Resources and Environmental Management or Quantitative Biology and Disease Modelling from the Technical University of Denmark.
  • Other Bachelor’s degrees within the area of business, development studies, ecology, environmental science, finance, macroeconomics, microeconomics, management, organization or planning from other Danish or international universities.

may be admitted if their programme includes:

  • A minimum of 7.5 ECTS credits within at least two of the following three broadly defined dimensions of sustainability:
    1. Ecology/Biology: Competence/knowledge about the structure and function of forests and/or other ecosystems, e.g. within academic areas such as botany, zoology, population/community ecology, systems ecology, plant physiology, cytology, soil science and biogeochemistry
    2. Economics/statistics: Competence/knowledge about mathematics/statistics and/or the financial way of thinking, economic theory at macro and/or micro level or about business, organization and management
    3. Social science/law/planning: Competence/knowledge about society, people, planning and regulation, e.g. within academic areas such as political science, law, physical planning, human geography, sociology, anthropology, development studies or social psychology.

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 Nature Management from the University of Copenhagen seeking admission by way of direct extension of their completed BSc programme.
  2. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources with a specialization in Environmental Science or Environmental Economics from the University of Copenhagen.
  3. Applicants with a Professional Bachelor’s degree in Forest and Landscape Engineering from the University of Copenhagen.
  4. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in the fields of Biology, Environmental Sciences, Landscape Architecture or Geography.
  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):

  • academic qualifications.

Admission requirements for the academic year 2018/2019

Bachelor's degrees that grant direct access

If you hold one of the closely related degrees listed below, you are considered to meet all admission requirements and have direct access to apply to the Master’s programme in Forest and Nature Management. Learn about when and how to apply.

  • BSc in Natural Resources with the specialisation in Nature Management from the University of Copenhagen (reserved access*)
  • BSc in Natural Resources with either the specialisation in Nature Managment, Environmental Science or the specialisation in Environmental Economics from the University of Copenhagen.
  • Professional Bachelor' degree in Forest and Landscape Engineering 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 related 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 one of the following related Bachelor’s degree:

  • Agricultural Economics, Antrophology, Biology-Biotechnology, Biology, Economics, Geography and Geoinformatics, Geology-Geoscience, Landscape Architechture, Law, Mathemathics-Economics, Political Science, Sociology or Social Science from the University of Copenhagen.
  • Agrobiology, Biology, Economics, Geoscience, Mathematics, Mathematics-Economics, Law, Political Science, Public Politics and Economy or Social Science from the University of Aarhus.
  • Biology, Biotechnology, Economics and Business Administration, Geography, Global Business Engineering, Law, Mathematics, Mathematics-Economics, Political Science, Social Science or Sustainable Biotechnology from Aalborg University.
  • Natural Science, Social Science or Political Science from Roskilde University
  • Biology, Economics, Law, Mathematics, Mathematics-Economics, Political Science or Social Science from the University of Southern Denmark.
  • Biotechnology, Chemistry and Technology, Water Bio Resources and Environmental Management or Quantitative Biology and Disease Modelling from the Technical University of Denmark.
  • Other Bachelor’s degrees within the area of business, development studies, ecology, environmental science, finance, macroeconomics, microeconomics, management, organization or planning from other Danish or international universities.

may be admitted if their programme includes:

  • A minimum of 7.5 ECTS credits within at least two of the following three broadly defined dimensions of sustainability:
    1. Ecology/Biology: Competence/knowledge about the structure and function of forests and/or other ecosystems, e.g. within academic areas such as botany, zoology, population/community ecology, systems ecology, plant physiology, cytology, soil science and biogeochemistry
    2. Economics/statistics: Competence/knowledge about mathematics/statistics and/or the financial way of thinking, economic theory at macro and/or micro level or about business, organization and management
    3. Social science/law/planning: Competence/knowledge about society, people, planning and regulation, e.g. within academic areas such as political science, law, physical planning, human geography, sociology, anthropology, development studies or social psychology.

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 Nature Management from the University of Copenhagen seeking admission by way of direct extension of their completed BSc programme.
  2. Applicants with a closely related Bachelor's degree.
  3. Applicants with a related Bachelor's degree.
  4. 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):

  • Average grade and relevance of qualifying Bachelor’s degree, in particular the inclusion/coverage of the three sustainability dimensions (ecology, economy, society)