Admission Requirements – 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 Security Risk Management.

You must submit documentary proof that you meet the admission requirement along with your application so the University can evaluate whether or not you meet the admission requirements.

Learn about when and how to apply.

Admission requirements:

  • A bachelor degree in Political Science, Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, International Studies, International Business and Politics, Peace and Conflict Studies, European Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology or equivalent from a recognized university.
  • The qualifying bachelor degree must contain a minimum of 15 ECTS in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods within the social sciences
  • Proficiency in English corresponding to at least English B-level; cf. Section 11 of the Danish Ministerial Order on Admission at Universities (For information on how to meet the language requirements, please click here). 

Documentation for the admission requirements is explained in Application Procedures.

Degrees that do not qualify for admission

If you hold one of the following degrees please do not apply as you will not be taken into consideration:

  • Law
  • Journalism
  • Economy
  • Marketing (fx. Marketing Management)
  • Engineering (fx. Civil Engineering, Mining Engineering, Chemical Engineering)
  • Communication and Media studies
  • Public Accountancy
  • Language studies
  • Psychology
  • Geography
  • Public Relations
  • Tourism studies
  • Art studies
  • Social Work
  • Science degrees (biology, chemistry, technology, mathematics etc.)

As a rule of thumb a degree based solely in business studies does not qualify. However, applicants whose business based degree contains an international, sociological, organizational, political or cultural perspective might be taken into consideration depending on the total amount of ECTS/credits within social sciences.  

As a rule of thumb a degree based in the humanities does not qualify. These include History, Philosophy, Literature and Cultural studies. However, applicants whose humanities based degree contains half or more of ECTS/credits within the social sciences might be taken into consideration.

Please also note that we only accept BA/BSc degrees from research based universities. This means that degrees such as Professionsbachelor/Top Up degrees from University Colleges (Metropol, Copenhagen Business Academy, Royal Danish Military Army, KEA etc.) do not qualify for admission. 

Admission restrictions

If there are more qualified applicants than available spaces on the programme, the selection of admitted applicants is based on:

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

The admission capacity has been fixed to 50 slots per year.

Supplementary activities

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.