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 Integrated Food Studies.

 

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.

  • Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in Food Science (fødevarer og ernæring); Sociology (sociologi); Anthropology (antropologi) or Public Health (folkesundhedsvidenskab) from the University of Copenhagen.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology (sociologi); Sustainable Design (bæredygtigt design) or Techno Anthropology from Aalborg University.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor's degree in Public Health (folkesundhedsvidenskab) or Agrobiology with a specialisation in Food Science (agrobiologi med specialisering i fødevarevidenskab) from Aarhus University.
  • Applicants with a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Cultural Analysis (sociologi og kulturanalyse); Public Health (folkesundhedsvidenskab) or Market and Management Anthropology from the University of Southern Denmark.
  • Applicants with a Professional Bachelor's degree in Global Nutrition and Health from University College Copenhagen or VIA University College.
  • Applicants with a Professional Bachelor's degree in Nutrition and Health (ernæring og sundhed) from University College Copenhagen, VIA University College, University College South Denmark or University College Absalon
  • Applicants with a Professional Bachelor's degree in Food Technology and Application (fødevareteknologi og applikation) from Business Academy Aarhus.

 

 

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.

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree within the field of food science from an international university if their programme includes at least 30 ECTS within the field of food science.

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree within the field of science from a Danish or international university if their programme includes at least 30 ECTS within the field of food science.

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree within the field of social science from a Danish or international university if their programme includes at least 30 ECTS within the field of sociology and/or anthropology.

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.

 

 

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

  1. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition (fødevarer og ernæring) from the University of Copenhagen.
  2. Applicants with a Professional Bachelor’s degree in Global Nutrition and Health; Nutrition and Health (ernæring og sundhed) or Food Technology and Application (fødevareteknologi og applikation).
  3. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Agrobiology with a specialisation in Food Science (agrobiologi med specialisering i fødevarevidenskab); Public Health (folkesundhedsvidenskab); Sociology (sociologi); Anthropology (antropologi); Sociology and Cultural Analysis (sociologi og kulturanalyse); Techno Anthropology, Sustainable Design or Market and Management Anthropology.
  4. Other applicants with a Bachelor’s degree within the field of science, food science or social science from Danish or Nordic universities.
  5. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree within the field of science, food science or social science from an international university.
  6. Other applicants.

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

  1. Relevance of their study program (including elective courses and project work) defined as ECTS within the subject areas of food science and social science studies of food.

The grade point average of the qualifying bachelor’s degree. In cases where the qualifying exam has not yet been passed, an individual assessment is made, based on the grades obtained at the application deadline.

Limitation on second degrees

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