Admission Requirements - MSc in Chemistry – 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 Chemistry.

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.

  • BSc in Chemistry from the University of Copenhagen (reserved access to the programme*)
  • BSc in Chemistry from one of the following Danish universities: University of Copenhagen, Aarhus University or University of Southern Denmark.
  • BSc in Chemistry from one of the following Nordic universities: Lund University, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Stockholm University, University of Iceland or University of Oslo.

*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 a Bachelor's degree in Nanoscience from the University of Copenhagen are directly academically qualified for admission to the MSc Programme in Chemistry.

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Copenhagen may also be admitted if their degree includes the following:

  • general and inorganic chemistry
  • organic chemistry
  • analytical chemistry
  • chemical synthesis
  • physical chemistry
  • laboratory teaching incl. laboratory safety

The elements must account for a total of min. 60 ECTS credits.

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.