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 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. Note, however, that you must continue to document that you meet the applicable language requirements.

  • BSc in Natural Resources with the specialisation in Environmental Science from the University of Copenhagen (reserved access to the programme)
  • BSc in Natural Resources with the specialisation in Environmental Science from another Danish or Nordic universities
  • BSc in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Biology-Biotechnology, Pharmacy or Molecular Biomedicine from the University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, 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.
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Environmental Engineering) (Vand, Bioressourcer og Miljømanagement), Biotechnology or Chemistry and Technology from the Technical University of Denmark.

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, Environmental Science, Geography and Geoinformatics, Geology or related areas from the University of Copenhagen or other Danish, Nordic or international universities may be admitted if their programme includes three of the following five areas:

  • Biology or ecology 7,5 ECTS credits
  • Natural resources 7,5 ECTS credits
  • Geochemistry 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 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.

Specific admission requirements for the specialisation in Soil, Water and Biodiversity (EnvEuro)

The EnvEuro specialisation is a collaboration between four partner universities leading to a double degree. For that reason, the specialisation has specific admission requirements. In order to study the EnvEuro specialisation, all applications are evaluated by the EnvEuro admission committee consisting of academic staff from both UCPH and the university that you choose as your second year university.

In order to qualify for admission to the EnvEuro specialisation, the EnvEuro admission comitte must recommend you for admission based on your grades, motivation and work experience.

If you fulfill the admission requirements to the MSc in Environmental Science, but are not recommended for admission to the EnvEuro specialisation, you will be offered admission at one of the other two specialisations (ChemTox or Modelling).

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.

For applicants to the EnvEuro specialisation please observe the specific Language Requiments.