Admission to a master’s degree programme in Security Risk Management requires at 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’s degree programme you are eligible to apply for the master’s degree programme in Security Risk Management.
You are required to document proficiency in English according to your background; see the language requirements.
Assessment of academic qualifications
Solely the applicant’s bachelor degree will be considered when the applicant’s academic qualifications is assessed. This means that it is not possible to complete supplementary courses in order to meet the specific admission requirements.
The only exception to this is activities that have been passed before the bachelor degree was finished. These courses can either be a part of a previous education or taken as single courses. But no more than 30 ECTS credits like this can be taken into account in the assessment.
Improved grades are not considered
Any improved grades are not considered. This is due to the fact that in Denmark it is not possible to improve grades in courses that has already been passed on the Bachelor's degree programme. Thus, if you have been awarded more than one grade in the same course, we will only consider the grade that you were awarded the first time that you passed the course when calculating your grade point average.
All applicants from non-Danish universities must, consequently, upload a complete transcript showing all examination attempts, the date of each examination attempt and the appurtenant exam result. If the applicant is unable to obtain a complete transcript from the home university, a confirmation that the applicant's transcript does not contain improved grades issued by the current home university is required instead.
Random checks of the applicant's basis for admission may also be made to the home university. In the case of admitted students, any fraudulent information in terms of grades may result in the student being deregistered from the degree programme in case of admission without entitlement.
However, any grade awarded on the basis of an appeal against the original grade will be considered. In this case, it must be clearly stated that this is an improved grade as a result of a complaint. Any such grade must be made available to the Faculty no later than the deadline for applications. Otherwise, the grade can only be considered in subsequent application rounds.
Please contact the Student Advisory Service, if you are in doubt about the rules or have questions about your entry qualifications.
If you hold one of the degrees listed below and hold documentary proof that you meet any and all language requirements, you are considered to meet all academic admission requirements and have direct access to apply to the master’s degree programme in Security Risk Management.
- BSc in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen
- BSc in Social Sciences with minor subject (DK: sidefag) from the University of Copenhagen
- BSc in Sociology from the University of Copenhagen
- BSc in Anthropology from the University of Copenhagen
- BSc in Political Science from Aarhus University
- BSc in Social Sciences with subsidiary subject from Aarhus University
- BSc in Anthropology from Aarhus University
- BSc in Political Science from the University of Southern Denmark.
- BSc in Social Sciences with subsidiary subject from the University of Southern Denmark.
- BSc in Sociology and Cultural Analysis from the University of Southern Denmark
- BSc in Sociology from Aalborg University
- BSc in Public Administration from Aalborg University
- BSc in International Business and Politics from Copenhagen Business School
- BSc in International Business from Copenhagen Business School
- BSc in Social Science with International Studies and Politics and Administration from Roskilde University
- BSc in Social Science with International Studies (one-subject) from Roskilde University
- BSc in Social Science with Politics and Administration (one-subject) from Roskilde University
In order to be admitted into the Master’s programme in Security Risk Management, applicants must fulfil the following requirements:
- bachelor degree in Political Science, Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, International Studies, International Business and Politics, Peace and Conflict Studies, European Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology or equivalent from a recognized university.
- The qualifying bachelor degree must contain a minimum of 15 ECTS in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods within the social sciences
- Proficiency in English corresponding to at least English B-level; cf. Section 11 of the Danish Ministerial Order on Admission at Universities (For information on how to meet the language requirements, please click here).
Degrees that do not qualify for admission
The following degrees do not qualify for admission and will not be taken into consideration:
- Marketing (fx. Marketing Management)
- Engineering (fx. Civil Engineering, Mining Engineering, Chemical Engineering)
- Communication and Media studies
- Public Accountancy
- Language studies
- Public Relations
- Tourism studies
- Art studies
- Social Work
- Science degrees (biology, chemistry, technology, mathematics etc.)
As a rule of thumb a degree based solely in business studies does not qualify. However, applicants whose business based degree contains an international, sociological, organizational, political or cultural perspective might be taken into consideration depending on the total amount of ECTS/credits within social sciences.
As a rule of thumb a degree based in the humanities does not qualify. These include History, Philosophy, Literature and Cultural studies. However, applicants whose humanities based degree contains half or more of ECTS/credits within the social sciences might be taken into consideration.
Please also note that we only accept BA/BSc degrees from research based universities. This means that degrees such as Professionsbachelor/Top Up degrees from University Colleges (Metropol, Copenhagen Business Academy, Royal Danish Military Army, KEA etc.) do not qualify for admission.