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 Environment and Development.


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

From University of Copenhagen

  • Agricultural Economics/Environmental and Food Economics
  • Animal Science
  • Anthropology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Economics
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Forestry and Landscape Engineering
  • Geography and Geoinformatics
  • Natural Resources
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

From Aarhus University

  • Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry and Biotechnology
  • Plant- and Food Science
  • Politics and Economics
  • Political Science
  • Economy

From University of Southern Denmark

  • Biology
  • Chemistry and Biotechnology
  • Political Science
  • Economy

From Roskilde University

  • Environmental Biology
  • TekSam
  • International Studies
  • Geography
  • Economy

Check which master’s programmes at UCPH your bachelor programme is pre-approved for admission - 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 we can evaluate whether or not you meet the admission requirements. Learn about when and how to apply.

If you have a Bachelor’s degree, Professional Bachelor's degree or equivalent from Danish or international universities you are qualified for admission if your programme includes the following:

  • 30 ECTS credits within the field of social science


  • 30 ECTS credits within the field of natural science

We 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 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 1 pre-assessment for 1 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 about pre-assessment



If the number of qualified applicants to the programme exceeds the number of places available, applicants will be prioritised according to the following criteria:

  • Grades achieved in relevant courses (agricultural economics, environmental and food economics, animal science, anthropology, biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, economics, food and nutrition, forestry and landscape engineering, geography and geoinformatics, international studies, natural resources, plant science, political science, or sociology)
  • Grade-point average achieved in qualifying degree

Limitation on second degrees

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