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 Food Science and Technology.

 

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

  • BSc in Food and Nutrition with the specialization in Quality and Technology or as Food Engineer from the University of Copenhagen (reserved access to the programme)
  • Professional Bachelor’s degree in Food Analysis or Food Safety and Quality from the Technical University of Denmark.

 

 

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 Food and Nutrition with a specialisation in Nutrition and Health from the University of Copenhagen may also be admitted if your programme includes the following: 

  • Food Microbiology - NFOB14028U Fødevaremikrobiologi

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree within the field of natural science or related areas from the University of Copenhagen or other Danish, Nordic or international universities may also be admitted if their programme includes the following:

  • Mathematics (7.5 ECTS credits)
  • Statistics (7.5 ECTS credits)
  • Chemistry (15 ECTS credits)
  • Cell and/or molecular biology (7.5 ECTS credits)
  • Food Microbiology (7.5 ECTS credits)
  • Biochemistry (7.5 ECTS credits)

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.

 

 

Unless you have reserved access to the program you are applying for, you are required to document proficiency in English; see the 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 one admission assessment for one 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 more about the admission assessment

 

 

Følgende særlige regler gælder kun for bachelorer fra Fødevarer og ernæring fra Københavns universitet, og studerende, der har bestået mejeripraktikken på Københavns universitet som en del af deres bacheloruddannelse.

Hvis du har bestået mejeripraktik fra Københavns Universitet, må du ikke vælge specialiseringen i mejeriteknologi inkl. praktik. Du må i stedet vælge en af de følgende specialiseringer:

  • Generel profil i fødevarevidenskab
  • Mejeriteknologi ekskl. praktik
  • Ølvidenskab

Hvis du ikke har bestået mejeripraktik fra Københavns universitet som en del af din bacheloruddannelse, må du ikke vælge specialiseringen mejeriteknologi ekskl. praktik. Du kan i stedet vælge mellem følgende specialiseringer:

  • Generel profil i fødevarevidenskab
  • Mejeriteknologi inkl. praktik
  • Ølvidenskab

Hvis du har bestået kødpraktik eller fødevareingeniørpraktik (individuel praktik) som en del af din bacheloruddannelse i Fødevarer og ernæring fra Københavns Universitet, må du ikke vælge specialiseringerne i mejeriteknologi. Det skyldes 1) at du samlet set kun må have én kompetencegivende 30 ECTS praktik én gang, på bachelor og kandidat og 2) at det et krav for at kunne opfylde kompetenceprofilerne på specialiseringerne i mejeriteknologi at du på enten bachelor eller kandidat gennemfører mejeripraktik. Når du allerede har haft en anden praktik, og derfor ikke kan tage mejeripraktikken, kan du ikke leve op til kompetenceprofilen. Du må i stedet vælge en af de følgende specialiseringer:

  • Generel profil i fødevarevidenskab
  • Ølvidenskab.

 

Selection criteria

If the number of qualified applicants to the programme exceeds the number of places available, applicants will be prioritised as follows:

  1. Bachelor's degree with reserved access to the programme. This can only be Bachelor’s degrees from SCIENCE.
  2. Applicants with a professional Bachelor’s degree in Food Analysis or Food Safety from the Technical University of Denmark.
  3. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science from the University of Copenhagen.
  4. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree within the field of natural science or related areas.
  5. Other applicants.

If the number of qualified applicants within a category exceeds the number of places available, applicants will be prioritised according to the following criteria (listed below in prioritised order):

  • Grade point average. If different grading systems make comparison impossible, applicants will be prioritised on the basis of an individual evaluation by the Admission Committee.

Limitation on second degrees

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