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 Cognition and communication. 

All applicants will be assessed in accordance to the academic requirements and the English language requirements. The applicants who meet the academic requirements will be evaluated and ranked in accordance to the selection criteria below. The highest ranked of the qualified applicants get an offer to join the programme.

The Faculty of Humanities does not offer pre-assessment of an applicant's academic qualifications. Solely the admissions committee can determine if an applicant is qualified for admission after the application deadline.

Only your bachelor’s degree will be assessed

Only bachelor-level courses from your completed bachelor’s degree (the bachelor’s degree must be completed prior to the start of the programme) are taken into consideration during the assessment of your academic qualifications. This means that no other courses than the courses included in your bachelor’s degree programme will be taken into consideration.

Academic requirements

If you hold one of the bachelor's degrees listed below, you are considered to automatically meet the requirements regarding relevance of academic qualifications:

  • Philosophy from the University of Copenhagen
  • Philosophy from the University of Aarhus
  • Philosophy from the University of Southern Denmark
  • Psychology from the Universities of Copenhagen, Aarhus or Southern Denmark
  • Film and Media Studies from the University of Copenhagen
  • Media Studies from the University of Aarhus
  • Cognitive data science (BSc) from the University of Copenhagen

In order to proceed with your application please refer to the application procedure.

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.



The faculty may admit applicants other than those mentioned above if it is assessed that the applicant has a Bachelor’s degree including a minimum of 45 ECTS in cognitive science (e.g. psychology, neuroscience, computer science, philosophy, or linguistics) or in communica-tion/media studies (e.g. modules in media sociology, media psychology, communication theory, au-diovisual theory and analysis, media reception and usage, media effects, or media organizations).

In order to proceed with your application please refer to the application procedure.