Admission Requirements - MSc in 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 Nature Management (Landscape, Biodiversity and Planning).

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.

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 Nature Management. Learn about when and how to apply.

  • BSc in Natural Resources from the University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Biology from the University of Copenhagen
  • Landscape Architecture from the University of Copenhagen
  • Professional Bachelor’s degree in Forest and Landscape Engineering from the University of Copenhagen
  • Professional Bachelor’s degree in Urban Landscape Engineering from the Zealand Institute of Business and Technology

Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Geography & Geoinformatics or Environmental Science

If you have a Bachelor’s degree in Geography & Geoinformatics from the University of Copenhagen or Biology or Environmental Science from other Danish or international universities, you may be academically qualified for admission to the MSc Programme, if your Bachelor’s degree includes the following elements:

  • Ecology – at least 7.5 ECTS credits. Ecology: Scientific competences within and knowledge of the structure and function of ecosystems. Relevant academic areas including e.g. plant physiology, population and community ecology, systems ecology, soil science, and biogeochemistry.
  • Species knowledge – at least 7.5 ECTS credits. Species knowledge: Fundamental knowledge and competences within botany or zoology.

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.

If you have a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Copenhagen or other Danish or international universities you may be academically qualified for admission to the MSc Programme, if your Bachelor’s degree includes the following elements:

  • Ecology – at least 7.5 ECTS credits. Ecology: Scientific competences within and knowledge of the structure and function of ecosystems. Relevant academic areas including e.g. plant physiology, population and community ecology, systems ecology, soil science, and biogeochemistry.
  • Species knowledge – at least 7.5 ECTS credits. Species knowledge: Fundamental knowledge and competences within botany or zoology.

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 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 Natural Resources, Biology, Landscape Architecture, a Professional Bachelor’s degree in Forest and Landscape Engineering from the University of Copenhagen and applicants with a Professional Bachelor’s degree in Urban Landscape Engineering from the Zealand Institute of Business and Technology
  2. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Geography & Geoinformatics or Environmental Science 
  3. Other applicants

Applicants are then prioritised according to grade average and relevance of qualifying Bachelor's degree.