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.

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 the University of Copenhagen

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Animal Science
  • Anthropology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Economics
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Geography and Geoinformatics
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Natural Resources
  • Sociology or within the field of social science
  • Professional Bachelor’s degree in Forestry and Landscape Engineering

From other Danish or international universities

  • Agrobiology
  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Animal Science
  • Anthropology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Development Studies
  • Economics
  • Environmental Science
  • Food Science
  • Forestry
  • Nutrition
  • Geography
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Natural Resources
  • Natural Science
  • Rural Development
  • Sociology or within the field of social science
  • Bachelor's degree in related areas from Danish, Nordic or international universities.

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

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.