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 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics.

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.

  • BSc in Natural Resources with the specialisation in Environmental Economics from the University of Copenhagen (reserved access to the programme)
  • BSc in Agricultural Economics from the University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen

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

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources with a specialisation in Plant Science, Environmental Science or Nature Managment or another Bachelor’s degree in a natural science area from the Faculty of Science at The University of Copenhagen may also be admitted if their programme includes:

Other applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in a related field from the University of Copenhagen and other Danish, Nordic or international universities may be admitted if their programme includes courses in:

  • Microeconomics (min. 22.5 ECTS credits)
  • Statistics (min. 7.5 ECTS credits)
  • Econometrics (min. 7.5 ECTS credits)
  • Mathematics (min 7.5 ECTS credits)

If you only need the necessary ECTS credits in the field of econometrics in order to meet the admission requirement, you can be granted conditional admission. If you have been granted conditional admission, you must pass an approved econometrics course of at least 7.5 ECTS credits prior to your studies begin. The summer course Econometrics 1 has been approved. You must register for the course yourself.

You can apply to have another econometrics course approved by writing to In the email, you write the name of the Master's programme you want to apply for, and write that you wish to apply to have another econometrics course approved in addition to an application for the Master's programme. Also state when you plan on taking the course, and attach a course description for the course.

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.