Admission Requirements - MSc in Global Health – University of Copenhagen

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Admission Requirements

If you have completed a Bachelor’s degree within the last 3 years or if you are enrolled in the final semester of a Bachelor’s programme, you are eligible to apply for the Master’s programme in Global Health. 

Regardless of what university you are enrolled at, you can - if you meet the course and language requirements - apply on the basis of a relevant Bachelor’s degree.

Bachelor’s degrees that grant direct access?

There are no Bachelor's degrees that grant direct access to the MSc in Global Health.

Directly qualifying Bachelor’s degrees

Applicants holding one of the following Bachelor’s degrees from a Danish university are exempt from documenting that they meet the admission criteria regarding qualitative and quantitative methods (titles in Danish):

  • Folkesundhedsvidenskab
  • Sociologi
  • Geografi
  • Statskundskab
  • Antropologi

Learn about when and how to apply.

Partially qualifying Bachelor’s degrees

Applicants holding one of the following Bachelor’s degrees from a Danish university are
exempt from documenting the admission criteria regarding quantitative methods (titles in Danish):

  • Odontologi
  • Veterinærmedicin
  • Fødevarevidenskab med specialisering i ernæring og sundhed

Applicants holding one of the following Bachelor’s degrees from a Danish university are exempt from documenting the admission criteria regarding qualitative methods (titles in Danish):

  • Medicin


Learn about when and how to apply.

Other Bachelor’s degrees
If you have a Danish Bachelor’s degree other than those listed above, or if you hold a Bachelor’s degree from a university abroad, you may be admitted if it is the assessment of the admissions committee that the Bachelor's programme concerned is the equivalent in scope and content to one of the Bachelor's programmes mentioned above.

Academic, language and graduation year requirements

  • Academic requirements: Applicants must prove that they have passed courses in quantative and qualitative methods: Quantitative methods (including statistical methods) equivalent to a minimum of 5 ECTS and qualitative methods equivalent to a minimum of 5 ECTS.
  • Language requirements: You are required to document proficiency in English according to your background; see the language requirements.
  • Graduation year requirement: You must have earned your Bachelor’s degree a maximum of 3 years prior to the start of the first semester of the Master’s programme, e.g. for the intake of 2018, you must have graduated by September 2015 or thereafter.

Admission restrictions and selection criteria

  • The programme accepts a maximum of 40 students. One third of the seats may be reserved for students from countries outside of the EU/EEA.
  • When selecting 40 among all the qualified students, the Board of Admission focus on overall academic achievements (grades, the relevancy of their degree and courses), CV (research experience, professionally relevant stays abroad), as well as the letter of motivation; see the application procedure.
  • According to the Danish University Programme Order, applicants who have already completed a Danish Master’s degree (2-year) can only be admitted 6 years after finishing the Master’s degree. Applicants with a non-Danish Master’s degree can be admitted to this MSc programme on the same terms as other applicants. Please note that admission requirement is based solely upon an applicant’s Bachelor’s degree.

Learn about when and how to apply.