M.Sc. On Campus

Environment and Development

24 months
14780 EUR/year
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Sustainable use of the planet’s environmental resources is a global challenge. As an MSc in Environment and Development at the University of Copenhagen you work with the solutions to this, with a particular focus on lower income countries.


The Environment and Development programme at the University of Copenhagen combines a scientific approach to environmental resource challenges, particularly in lower income countries.

The programme practices field-based and research-based learning, giving you a holistic and realistic understanding of critical aspects of agricultural development – from soil fertility management to rural livelihood strategies. You specialize in either Agriculture and Ecology or Livelihoods and Governance.

Career Opportunities

The programme gives you career opportunities within development in developing countries. As an MSc in Environment and Development, you can, among other things:

  • find employment with companies engaging in fair trade, ecology, and global trade e.g., certification, labelling, purchasing, and sales.
  • become a consultant in a Danish or international organisation specialising in environmental resources and development e.g., the UN’s environment and agriculture organisations UNEP and FAO, or the EU.
  • work in one of the many organisations focusing on interventions in lower income countries e.g., the Red Cross, Fairtrade, CARE, DanChurchAid, and Save the Children.
  • work within research in Denmark or at an international research institution e.g., at universities, CGIAR institutions, and government research institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Practising Interdisciplinarity
  • Plant Infection and Disease Management
  • Tropical Crop Production
  • Plant Nutrition and Soil Fertility
  • Planning Interdisciplinary Research
  • Agroforestry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General 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 Environment and Development.
  • If you hold one of the degrees listed below, you are considered to meet all academic requirements.

From other Danish or international universities

  • Agrobiology
  • Agriculture
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Animal Science
  • Anthropology
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Development Studies
  • Economics
  • Environmental Science
  • Food Science
  • Forestry
  • Nutrition
  • Geography
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Natural Resources
  • Natural Science
  • Rural Development
The Faculty may also admit applicants who, after an individual academic assessment, are deemed to possess educational qualifications equivalent to those required above.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    14780 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7390 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Tuition fee: DKK 55,000 per semester

Living costs for Copenhagen

7928 - 13456 DKK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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