Admission Requirements - MSc in Environmental Science – University of Copenhagen

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Admission Requirements

If you want to apply for the specialisation in Soil, Water and Biodiversity” (EnvEuro), you must read about the admission requirements here.

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 Science.

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.

  • BSc in Natural Resources with the specialisation in Environmental Science from the University of Copenhagen (legal right of admission*)
  • BSc in Natural Resources with the specialisation in Environmental Science from another Danish or nordic universities
  • BSc in Chemistry, Biology, Biology-Biotechnology, Pharmacy or Molecular Biomedicine from the University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology Engineering or Medicinal Chemistry from Aarhus University.
  • BSc in Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacy, Engineering (Chemistry and Biotechnology) or Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Southern Denmark.
  • Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology or Sustainable Biotechnology from Aalborg University.
  • BSc in Technical Science (teknisk videnskab) with specialisation in Environmental Technology (miljøteknologi) (the graduate engineer programme) from DTU.
  • Natural Sciences or International Bachelor in Natural Sciences from Roskilde University.
  • Vand, Bioressourcer og Miljømanagement, Biotechnology or Chemistry and Technology from the Technical University of Denmark.

*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 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 requirement

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources, Environmental Science, Geography and Geoinformatics or similar from the University of Copenhagen or other Danish, Nordic or international universities may be admitted if their programme includes three of the following four areas:

  • Biology or ecology 7,5 ECTS credits
  • Natural resources 7,5 ECTS credits
  • Environmental chemistry 7,5 credits
  • Chemistry, 7,5 ECTS credits

In addition, you may be admitted, if you after an individual assessment,
are deemed to possess educational/academic qualifications equivalent to the
requirements listed 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 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 hold a Bachelor's degree from a Danish University, you are required to document proficiency in English according to your background; see the language requirements.