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 Forest and Nature Management.


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 Natural Resources with the specialisation in Nature Management from the University of Copenhagen (reserved access to the programme)
  • BSc in Natural Resources with either the specialisation in Nature Managment, Environmental Science or the specialisation in Environmental Economics from the University of Copenhagen.
  • Professional Bachelor' degree in Forest and Landscape Engineering from the University of Copenhagen.

Check which master’s programmes at UCPH your bachelor programme is pre-approved for admission to. Please note that the admission tool is only available in Danish.



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 one of the following related Bachelor’s degree:

  • Agricultural Economics, Anthropology, Biotechnology, Biology, Economics, Geography and Geoinformatics, Geology-Geoscience, Landscape Architecture, Law, Mathematics-Economics, Political Science, Sociology or Social Science from the University of Copenhagen.
  • Agrobiology, Biology, Economics, Geoscience, Mathematics, Mathematics-Economics, Law, Political Science, Public Politics and Economy or Social Science from the University of Aarhus.
  • Biology, Biotechnology, Economics and Business Administration, Geography, Global Business Engineering, Law, Mathematics, Mathematics-Economics, Political Science, Social Science or Sustainable Biotechnology from Aalborg University.
  • Natural Science, Social Science or Political Science from Roskilde University
  • Biology, Economics, Law, Mathematics, Mathematics-Economics, Political Science or Social Science from the University of Southern Denmark.
  • Biotechnology, Chemistry and Technology, Water Bio Resources and Environmental Management or Quantitative Biology and Disease Modelling from the Technical University of Denmark.
  • Other Bachelor’s degrees within the area of business, development studies, ecology, environmental science, finance, macroeconomics, microeconomics, management, organization, planning or related areas from other Danish, Nordic or international universities.

may be admitted if their programme includes:

  • A minimum of 7.5 ECTS credits within at least two of the following three broadly defined dimensions of sustainability:
    1. Ecology/Biology: Competence/knowledge about the structure and function of forests and/or other ecosystems, e.g. within academic areas such as botany, zoology, population/community ecology, systems ecology, plant physiology, cytology, soil science and biogeochemistry
    2. Economics/statistics: Competence/knowledge about mathematics/statistics and/or the financial way of thinking, economic theory at macro and/or micro level or about business, organization and management
    3. Social science/law/planning: Competence/knowledge about society, people, planning and regulation, e.g. within academic areas such as political science, law, physical planning, human geography, sociology, anthropology, development studies or social psychology.

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




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 closely related Bachelor's degree.
  3. Applicants with a related Bachelor's degree.
  4. 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):

  • Average grade and relevance of qualifying Bachelor’s degree, in particular the inclusion/coverage of the three sustainability dimensions (ecology, economy, society)

Limitation on second degrees

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