Admission Requirements - MSc in Geography and Geoinformatics – 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 Geography & Geoinformatics.

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 Geography & Geoinformatics. Learn about when and how to apply.

Applicants with a Bachelor's degree within the field of natural resources

Applicants with a Bachelor's degree in the following are directly academically qualified for admission to the MSc programme in Geography and Geoinformatics:

  • Geography & Geoinformatics from the University of Copenhagen (reserved access*)
  • Geography from Danish or Nordic universities
  • Surveying and Mapping, Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning from Aalborg University
  • International Development Studies from Roskilde University (with a social science or natural-science basic programme)
  • Natural Resources from University of Copenhagen
  • Environmental Engineering 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 within the field of science from the University of Copenhagen may be admitted if their programme includes the following:

  • Courses from the BSc programme in Geography and Geoinformatics corresponding to at least 60 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 Geography and Geoinformatics 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 Geography and Geoinformatics from the University of Copenhagen or a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Danish or Nordic universities.
  3. Applicants with a related Bachelor’s degree.
  4. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree within the field of science.
  5. Other applicants.
If the number of qualified applicants within a category exceeds the number of places available, applicants are then prioritised according to the following criteria (listed below in prioritised order):
  • Highest number of ECTS credits gained in subject elements in geography and geoinformatics

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 Geography & Geoinformatics. Learn about when and how to apply.

Applicants with a Bachelor's degree within the field of natural resources

Applicants with a Bachelor's degree in the following are directly academically qualified for admission to the MSc programme in Geography and Geoinformatics:

  • Geography & Geoinformatics from the University of Copenhagen (reserved access*)
  • Geography from Danish or Nordic universities
  • Surveying and Mapping, Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning from Aalborg University
  • International Development Studies from Roskilde University (with a social science or natural-science basic programme)
  • Natural Resources from University of Copenhagen
  • Environmental Engineering 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 a natural science from the University of Copenhagen may be admitted if their programme includes the following:

  • Courses from the BSc programme in Geography and Geoinformatics corresponding to at least 60 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 Geography and Geoinformatics 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 Geography and Geoinformatics from the University of Copenhagen or a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Danish universities.
  3. Applicants with a related Bachelor’s degree.
  4. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree within the field of science.
  5. Other applicants.
If the number of qualified applicants to the programme exceeds the number of places available, applicants will be prioritised according to the following criteria (listed below in prioritised order):
  • Highest number of ECTS credits gained in subject elements in geography and geoinformatics