Admission to a master’s degree programme in Economics requires at minimum successful completion of a qualifying and recognised university degree equivalent in level and content to a Danish bachelor’s degree.
If you have completed a bachelor’s degree or are enrolled in the final semester of a bachelor’s degree programme you are eligible to apply for the master’s degree programme in Economics.
You are required to document proficiency in English according to your background; see the language requirements.
Solely the applicant’s bachelor degree will be considered when the applicant’s academic qualifications is assessed. This means that it is not possible to complete supplementary courses in order to meet the specific admission requirements.
Please contact the Student Guidance Service, if you are in doubt about the rules or have questions about your entry qualifications.
If you hold one of the degrees listed below, you are considered to meet all academic admission requirements and have direct access to apply to the master’s degree programme in Economics.
- BSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen
- BSc in Economics from University of Southern Denmark - Socio-Economics
- BSc in Economics from Aarhus University
- BSc in Economics, Aalborg University
- BSc in Mathematics-Economics from the University of Copenhagen
- BSc in Mathematics-Economics from Aarhus University
Bachelor's degree with legal right of admission
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 applicants from universities in Denmark or abroad may be admitted based on a specific, individual, academic assessment provided that they are able to document knowledge, expertise and skills corresponding to the bachelor programme in Economics at the University of Copenhagen.
This assessment will be based on the following requirements:
- The programme must be on the same level as the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics at the University of Copenhagen
- Microeconomics (a minimum of 15 ECTS corresponding to Microeconomics I + Microeconomics II at the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics, UCPH)
- Macroeconomics (a minimum of 15 ECTS corresponding to Macroeconomics I + Macroeconomics II at the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics, UCPH)
- Econometrics/Statistics (a minimum of 15 ECTS corresponding to Probability Theory and Statistics + Econometrics I at the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics, UCPH)
- Mathematics (a minimum of 10 ECTS on the same level as Mathematics A + Mathematics B at the Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics, UCPH)
- Proficiency in English corresponding to at least English B-level with a weighted grade point average of at least 3.0 not rounding up. The requirement may also be met by English on par with Danish A-level with a weighted grade point average of at least 2.0 not rounding up. Go to studies.ku.dk to find out how the Faculty assesses foreign upper secondary school leaving certificates. Non-Danish students enrolled at the master’s programme must document their English proficiency, if their native language is another language than English
Applicants with admission qualifications equal to a professional bachelor's degree are not admitted.