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.


If you hold one of the degrees listed below, you meet all academic requirements.Learn about when and how to apply. Note, however, that you still need to document that you meet the language requirements of the programme.

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. 

Check which master’s programmes at UCPH your bachelor programme is pre-approved for admission to. Please note that the admission tool is only available in Danish.



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.



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



International Bachelor’s degree

You can only get an answer to whether or not your degree meets the admission requirement by applying for admission to the MSc Programme. Only the admission committee can evaluate whether you are qualified or not and they only do this once they have received your application.

Bachelor’s degree from Denmark

You are entitled to one admission assessment for one study programme, where, based on an assessment of the documentation you have submitted, we will inform you whether you meet the admission requirements.

This is a service offered by SCIENCE, but it is not a service you have to make use of in order for you to apply for admission.

Read more about the admission assessment



Selection criteria

If the number of qualified applicants to the programme exceeds the number of places available, applicants will be prioritised as follows:

  1. All applicants

If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of places available, applicants are prioritised according to the following criteria (all criteria apply):

  • The amount of ECTS credits obtained within climate change related study elements
  • An individual assessment of the curriculum relevance for the MSc Climate Change program
  • An individual assessment of the grade-point average achieved in the bachelor degree. If different grading systems make comparison impossible, applicants will be prioritised on the basis of an individual evaluation by the Admission Committee
  • Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree age of more than 5 years have low priority

Limitation on second degrees

If you have already completed a Master's degree, please check out the rules concerning a second degree.