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 Climate Change.

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. Note, however, that you must continue to document that you meet the applicable language requirements.

From University of Copenhagen

  • BSc in Natural Resources (naturressourcer)
  • BSc in Food Science (fødevarevidenskab / fødevarer og ernæring)
  • BSc in Landscape Architecture (landskabsarkitektur)
  • BSc in Biotechnology (bioteknologi)
  • BSc in Physics (de fysiske fag)
  • BSc in Chemistry (de kemiske fag)
  • BSc in Biology (biologi)
  • BSc in Geography and Geoinformatics (geografi og geoinformatik)
  • BSc in Geology-Geoscience (geologi-geoscience)

From Danish or international universities

  • Bachelor’s degrees in Natural Science or Environmental Science from Danish, Nordic or international universities are directly academically qualified for admission to the MSc programme in Climate Change. 

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 degrees in other study fields may also be admitted if their programme includes the following:

  • Curriculum is strongly directed towards topics of Climate Change (Minimum 60 ECTS credits climate change related study elements)

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 have reserved access to the program you are applying for, you are required to document proficiency in English depending on your background; see the language requirements.