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Admission requirements

Admission requirements - Anthropology. Photo: Jakob Dall

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.

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 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

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 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 15 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.