Admission Requirements - MSc in Biochemistry – 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 Biochemistry.

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 requirements. Learn about when and how to apply.

  • Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from the University of Copenhagen (reserved access to the programme*)
  • Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biomedicine from the University of Copenhagen.
  • Bachelor's degree in Nanoscience from the University of Copenhagen.
  • Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology from Aarhus University.
  • Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology from Aarhus University.

*Bachelor's degree with reserved access to the programme

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

If you have a bachelor’s degree other than those listed above, you must submit additional documentation along with your application so the University can evaluate whether or not you meet the admission requirements. Learn about when and how to apply.

Academic requirements

Applicants with one of the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Southern Denmark.
  • Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology from Roskilde University
  • Bachelor's degree from The Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen

may be admitted if their programme includes the following:

  • A minimum of 60 ECTS credits within chemistry and biochemistry/molecular biology of which a minimum of 30 ECTS credits must be in chemistry and 22.5 ECTS credits in biochemistry/molecular biology.
  • In total, the applicant must have a minimum of 30 ECTS credits that stem from courses with experimental laboratory exercises

Subject elements in protein chemistry or biophysical chemistry may be counted as either chemistry or biochemistry/molecular biology.

The Faculty may also admit applicants who, after an individual academic assessment, are deemed to possess educational qualifications equivalent to those required above.

Qualifying degree and other courses/projects

When we assess whether you meet the admission requirements for the Master's degree program, Danish legislation only allows us to assess your Bachelor's degree. Consequently, you cannot study supplementary courses between Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in order to meet the admission requirements.

If you have passed courses/projects before you complete the qualifying Bachelor's degree, these can be included in the assessment, even though they are not part of the Bachelor's degree program.

  • It applies to courses/projects you have taken as single subjects and courses/projects you have taken as part of another study program.
  • A maximum of 30 ECTS credits of these courses/projects may be included.

Language requirements

Unless you hold a Bachelor's degree from a Danish University, you are required to document proficiency in English according to your background; see the language requirements.