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 Nature Management (Landscape, Biodiversity and Planning).

 

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 from the University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Biology from the University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Geography & Geoinformatics from the University of Copenhagen
  • Landscape Architecture from the University of Copenhagen
  • Professional Bachelor’s degree in Forest and Landscape Engineering from the University of Copenhagen
  • Professional Bachelor’s degree in Urban Landscape Engineering from the Zealand Institute of Business and Technology

 

 

If you have a Bachelor’s degree in  Biology or Environmental Science from other Danish or international universities, you may be academically qualified for admission to the MSc Programme, if your Bachelor’s degree includes the following elements:

  • Ecology – at least 7.5 ECTS credits. Ecology: Scientific competences within and knowledge of the structure and function of ecosystems. Relevant academic areas including e.g. plant physiology, population and community ecology, systems ecology, soil science, and biogeochemistry.
  • Species knowledge – at least 7.5 ECTS credits. Species knowledge: Fundamental knowledge and competences within botany or zoology.

 

 

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

If you have a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Copenhagen or other Danish or international universities you may be academically qualified for admission to the MSc Programme, if your Bachelor’s degree includes the following elements:

  • Ecology – at least 7.5 ECTS credits. Ecology: Scientific competences within and knowledge of the structure and function of ecosystems. Relevant academic areas including e.g. plant physiology, population and community ecology, systems ecology, soil science, and biogeochemistry.
  • Species knowledge – at least 7.5 ECTS credits. Species knowledge: Fundamental knowledge and competences within botany or zoology.

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.

 

 

Selection criteria

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 Natural Resources, Biology, Landscape Architecture or a Professional Bachelor’s degree in Forest and Landscape Engineering from the University of Copenhagen and applicants with a Professional Bachelor’s degree in Urban Landscape Engineering from the Zealand Institute of Business and Technology.
  2. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Geoinformatics from the University of Copenhagen or a Bachelor’s degree in Biology or Environmental Science from other Danish or international universities.
  3. Other applicants.

Applicants are then prioritised according to grade average and relevance of qualifying Bachelor's degree.

Limitation on second degrees

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