Admission to a master’s degree programme in law requires as a minimum successful completion of a qualifying and recognised university degree equivalent in level and content to a Danish bachelor’s degree.
If you have completed a bachelor’s degree or are enrolled in the final semester of a bachelor programme, you are eligible to apply for the master’s degree programme in law.
When you apply for the Master of Laws programme you are required to submit a range of documentation needed to evaluate your application. If you fail to submit all of the required documentation your application will be rejected without assessment.
Read about the required documentation.
As an international applicant, you do not automatically fullfill the requirements for admission to the Master of Laws programme. Therefor, you shall read about how to apply with other bachelor’s degrees.
If you hold one of the degrees listed below, you meet all academic admission requirements and have direct access to apply to the master’s degree programme in law.
- Bachelor of Laws from the University of Copenhagen (including legal right of admission)
- Bachelor of Laws from Unviersity of Southern Denmark
- Bachelor of Laws from Aarhus University
- Bachelor of Laws from Aalborg University
Please note that if you are admitted on the basis of one of the above degrees, you will automatically be enrolled in the Danish language Master of Laws programme.
Bachelor's degree with legal right of admission
If you have a bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen, you have a legal right to a place on the master's programme if you apply in direct extension of your bachelor degree. You have to apply for the master programme in the application period just before you complete your bachelor's degree. Read more about applying with legal right of admission. (in Danish only)
To be admitted to the programme you must hold a relevant bachelor degree equal to a bachelor’s degree in law. You are required to submit all the required documentation and meet the language requirements before we can assess whether you can be offered admission.
Read more about the required documentation.
Applicants must meet academic requirements equal to a bachelor’s degree in law. The Faculty of Law’s Assessment Committee will assess each applicant to determine whether they meet the academic requirements for admission to the Master of Laws programme. The assessment of your academic qualifications is done solely on the basis of your bachelor’s degree.
The Master of Laws programme has a limited number of places. If there are more applicants than available places, applicants will be prioritised based on several criteria. Read more about prioritisation of applicants.
If you have previously completed a Danish master’s degree, you must wait six years before you can enrol in a new master’s programme. Read more about restrictions on multiple degrees.
Submit your application
Apply for a Master's degree programme at UCPH via the Application Portal.
Applicants with citizenship from outside EU/EEA or Switzerland are required to pay an application fee of 750 DKK (approx. 100 EUR) when applying for one or more Master’s degree programmes. Click here for exemptions and further information. The fee will be deducted from the tuition fee if the application is successful.