Admission Requirements - MSc in Human Biology – University of Copenhagen

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Admission Requirements

If you have completed a Bachelor’s degree within the last 5 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 Human Biology. 

Regardless of what university you are enrolled at, you can - if you meet the admission 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 Human Biology.

Other Bachelor's Degrees

To be admitted to the programme you must hold a Bachelor’s degree in medicine, odontology, biochemistry, biology, pharmaceutics, exercise and sport sciences or a corresponding Bachelor's degree within the fields of health sciences or natural sciences, which has been passed with a weighted average of 7 or above (Danish marking scale).

Academic, language and graduation year requirements

  • Academic requirement: Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree in medicine, odontology, biochemistry, biology, pharmaceutics, exercise and sport sciences or a corresponding Bachelor’s degree. You must also provide documentation that your Bachelor's degree has been passed with a weighted average of 7 or above (Danish marking scale).
  • 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 within a maximum of 5 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 2013 or thereafter.

Admission restrictions and selection criteria

  • The programme accepts a maximum of 40 students.
  • When selecting 40 among all the qualified students, the Board of Admission focuses on overall academic achievements (grades, the relevancy of the 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.