Admission Requirements - MSc in Physics – 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 Physics.

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 Physics from the University of Copenhagen (legal right of admission*)
  • BSc in Physics from another Danish university
  • BSc in Science and IT with specialisation in physics from the University of Copgenhagen

*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

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Nanoscience, Mathematics, Chemistry or Computer Science from the University of Copenhagen, another Danish or Nordic university may be admitted if they have passed the following:

1. Basic requirements:

  • Mathematics (linear algebra, differential equations) (min. 20 ECTS credits)
  • Classical mechanics (min. 10 ECTS credits)
  • Thermodynamics (min. 10 ECTS credits)
  • Electromagnetism (min. 10 ECTS credits)

2. Advanced requirements (min 30 ECTS credits):

  • Advanced physics within one or more of the following subjects: Quantum Physics, Modern Physics, Geophysics, Biophysics, Medical Physics and/or Astronphysics.

3. The combined total of basic requirements and advanced requirements must be min. 120 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.

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.