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Application procedure

Application procedure. Photo: Application procedure. Photo: Sara Galbiati

Before you apply to the master's degree programme in Political Science, please make sure to acquaint yourself with all the important information on the application procedure, application deadlines and details about how to apply.

Submit your application

Apply for a Master's degree programme at UCPH via the Application Portal.

Study start

The welcome programme of the MSc in Political Science will take place in Week 35 for the September intake and Week 5 for February intake. Read more

Prioritisation of applicants

The programme accepts a maximum of 230 students in September 2018.

Applicants with a legal right of admission will not be subject to assessment and selection, as they are guaranteed a place.

Selection criteria

If more applicants than the maximum intake fulfill the admission requirements, a selection will be made on the basis of a comprehensive evaluation, with emphasis on the following criteria:

  • Grade point average from the qualifying bachelor degree
  • Statement of purpose for wanting to study MSc in Political Science (max. 1 page) covering your motivation for applying, knowledge of the programme and relevant experience (for example; internships, student jobs, academic publications).
  • Curriculum Vitae: including academic publications or work experience (max. 2 pages).

Limitation on second degrees

If you have already completed a Danish master's degree, please check out the rules concerning a second degree.