Master of Science (MSc) in Political Science – University of Copenhagen

Master of Science in Political Science

Master of Science (MSc) in Political Science

As a student in Political Science you learn how to analyse social developments and political decision-making, in Denmark and at international level, in an independent, critical and highly academic manner. There are very few binding rules associated with the master’s programme so you have plenty of opportunity to tailor it to your personal preferences.

If you are interested in the society around you and in looking at issues from different angles, Political Science may be the study programme  for you. Politics permeates our society at all levels and is crucial to how society works and develops. In short, the study of politics is about “who gets what, when and why”.

On the MSc in Political Science you have to choose one of the departments core subjects. Other than this the programme has relatively few restrictions and you can put together a programme that suits your academic interests.


Many graduates find work in government ministries and local and regional authorities, Not to mention all the ones who forge careers in private companies, consultancy companies, political parties, international organisations, and so on.

Read more under Profile and Career.

Department of Political Science

During the last ten years the Department of Political Science has developed into a large and well-functioning department at the University of Copenhagen with approximately 1500 students, and 300 exchange and guest students from abroad visiting every year. The number of applicants to the degree programmes is extremely high, and this has led to a situation in which the average grades required from high school are among the highest in Denmark.

Student Advisory Service

If you seek academic advice in relation to your studies, please contact the student advisors:

Øster Farimagsgade 5
Building 5, 1st floor, Room 5.1.38
1353 København K
Phone: (+45) 35 32 33 65

Application fee

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.