Admission to the MSc in Social Data Science requires the completion of a qualifying bachelor’s degree from a recognised/accredited university. The degree must be equivalent in level and content to a Danish bachelor’s degree.
If you have completed a qualifying bachelor’s degree or are enrolled in the final semester of a qualifying bachelor’s degree programme, you are eligible to apply for admission to the MSc in Social Data Science.
You are required to document an adequate level of proficiency in English; see the language requirements
Only the applicant’s bachelor’s degree will be considered when the applicant’s academic qualifications are 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 are courses which have been completed before the bachelor’s degree was finished. These courses can either be part of a previous study programme or have been taken as single courses. But no more than 30 ECTS credits from such courses can be taken into account in the assessment.
Please contact the study coordinator if you are in doubt about the rules or have questions about your entry qualifications.
Does your bachelor’s degree meet the academic requirements?
In order to be admitted into the MSc in Social Data Science, applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Hold one of the following bachelor’s degrees from a Danish university, a bachelor’s degree from a Danish university equivalent to any of the fields below or a bachelor’s degree from a recognised international university equivalent to any of the fields below:
|Agricultural economics||Data science|
|Anthropology||Digital design and interactive technologies|
|Business administration and digital management||Education science|
|Business administration and project management||European business|
|Business administration and psychology||European ethnology|
|Business administration and sociology||Economic and business administration|
|Global business informatics||Public administration|
|International business and politics||Public health|
|Political science||Sociology and cultural analysis|
- Or hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognised Danish or international university with at least 30 ECTS from social sciences courses of which at least one should be a practical methods course. Social sciences courses include, among other things, social statistics courses, ethnography courses and other courses on qualitative or quantitative data collection and analysis; courses on culture, organisation, leadership, innovation, management or related topics which involve empirical data collection, processing or analysis; and bachelor and other self-defined projects which include social data collection, processing or analysis.
- And 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.
Please note that we only accept applicants holding a bachelor’s degree from research-based universities. This means that degrees such as Professionsbachelor (professional bachelor’s degrees)/top-up degrees from university colleges (Metropol, Copenhagen Business Academy etc.) do not qualify for admission.
We advise applicants from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland to submit documentary proof of qualifications on par with the Danish secondary school 'English level B' as soon as possible and preferably when applying.
Among other things, it is a requirement that the admission is non-conditional for the Faculty to able to initiate the application process for a Danish residence permit on behalf of its students.
Please be advised that the rules in relation to the process for obtaining a Danish residence permit are very strict and that the application process is very lengthy and administratively heavy (two months).