Admission Requirements - MSc in Human Nutrition – 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 Human Nutrition.

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 Science with the specialisation Food, Health and Nutrition from the University of Copenhagen (legal right of admission*)

*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

If you have a BSc degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences from the University of Copenhagen you may be admitted if your programme includes all of the following elements:

If you have a Bachelor’s degree in the field of Science from the University of Copenhagen or other Danish or international universities you may be admitted if your programme includes the following elements:

Minimum 120 ECTS credits within the field of science including:

The Faculty may also admit applicants who, after an individual academic assessment, are deemed to possess educational qualifications equivalent to those required above.

Prioritisation of applicants

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 Food Science with the specialisation Food, Health and Nutrition 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 Food Science with the specialisation Health and Nutrition from the University of Copenhagen.
  3. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences from the University of Copenhagen.
  4. Applicants with a related Bachelor’s degree.
  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):

  • Total ECTS credits in science.
  • Total ECTS credits in Biochemistry, Physiology and Statistics multiplied by the grade point average.
  • Total ECTS credits within the area of nutrition. If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the maximum student intake, the applicants will be prioritized according to the grade point average of the courses within this subject area.
  • Grade point average of the courses within the area of nutrition. If different grading systems make comparison impossible, applicants will be prioritised on the basis of an individual evaluation by the Admission Committee.

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.