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Admission requirements

Admission requirements. Photo: Sara Galbiati

Admission to a master’s degree programme in Political Science requires at minimum successful completion of a qualifying and recognised university degree equivalent in level and content to a Danish bachelor’s degree.

If you have completed a bachelor’s degree or are enrolled in the final semester of a bachelor’s degree programme you are eligible to apply for the master’s degree programme in Political Science.

You are required to document proficiency in English according to your background; see the language requirements.

Solely the applicant’s bachelor degree will be considered when the applicant’s academic qualifications is assessed. This means that it is not possible to complete supplementary courses in order to meet the specific admission requirements.

The only exception to this is activities that have been passed before the bachelor degree was finished. These courses can either be a part of a previous education or taken as single courses. But no more than 30 ECTS credits like this can be taken into account in the assessment.

Please contact the Student Advisory Service, if you are in doubt about the rules or have questions about your entry qualifications.

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 admission requirements and have direct access to apply to the master’s degree programme in Political Science.

  • BSc in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Political Science from Aarhus University
  • BSc in Political Science from the University of Southern Denmark.

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

To be admitted to the programme, you must hold a recent and relevant bachelor’s degree and meet the language requirements.

Academic requirements

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in Political Science or a corresponding bachelor’s degree.

In addition, the following requirements must be met:

Please note that we only accept BA´s/BSc´s from research based universities. This means that degrees such as Professionsbachelor/Top Up degrees from University Colleges (Metropol, Copenhagen Business Academy etc.) do not qualify for admission, since they do not meet the admission requirements.