Admission to a master’s degree programme in Anthropology 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 Anthropology.
You are required to document proficiency in English according to your background; see the language requirements.
Assessment of academic qualifications
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.
Improved grades are not considered
Any improved grades are not considered. This is due to the fact that in Denmark it is not possible to improve grades in courses that has already been passed on the Bachelor's degree programme. Thus, if you have been awarded more than one grade in the same course, we will only consider the grade that you were awarded the first time that you passed the course when calculating your grade point average.
All applicants from non-Danish universities must, consequently, upload a complete transcript showing all examination attempts, the date of each examination attempt and the appurtenant exam result. If the applicant is unable to obtain a complete transcript from the home university, a confirmation that the applicant's transcript does not contain improved grades issued by the current home university is required instead.
Random checks of the applicant's basis for admission may also be made to the home university. In the case of admitted students, any fraudulent information in terms of grades may result in the student being deregistered from the degree programme in case of admission without entitlement.
However, any grade awarded on the basis of an appeal against the original grade will be considered. In this case, it must be clearly stated that this is an improved grade as a result of a complaint. Any such grade must be made available to the Faculty no later than the deadline for applications. Otherwise, the grade can only be considered in subsequent application rounds.
Please contact the Student Advisory Service, if you are in doubt about the rules or have questions about your entry qualifications.
If you hold one of the degrees listed below and hold documentary proof that you meet any and all language requirements, you are considered to meet all academic admission requirements and have direct access to apply to the master’s degree programme in Anthropology.
- BSc in Anthropology from the University of Copenhagen
- BSc in Anthropology from Aarhus University
- BSc in European Ethnology from the University of Copenhagen, provided that the applicant has also passed a minimum of 30 ECTS anthropological courses as part of the bachelor's degree programme
- A bachelor's degree in Humanities or Social Sciences with a minimum of 45 ECTS anthropological courses passed
To be admitted to the programme, you must hold a recent and relevant bachelor’s degree and meet the language requirements.
Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in Anthropology or a corresponding bachelor’s degree.
In addition, the following requirements must be met:
- The student must have a relevant bachelor's degree at the same level.
- The bachelor's degree programme must include a minimum of 45 ECTS credits on courses relevant to Anthropology, from a bachelor’s degree programme in Anthropology or the equivalent.
- The bachelor's degree programme must include a minimum of 7,5 ECTS credits social science methodology courses.
- English language proficiency corresponding to at least Danish 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).
If your bachelor’s degree is more than 5 years old from the date of admission, then it must also be assessed whether it is outdated. In general, bachelor's degrees that are more than 5 years old are not accepted.