Environmental Science

University of Copenhagen

24 months
14780 EUR/year
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On the Environmental Science programme at the University of Copenhagen, your main focus will be the advancement of the state of health for humans and the environment.


The environment is hugely affected by human activity. Agriculture, industrial pollution and consumption pollution are all factors with an impact on the environment as well as on humans. 

The Environmental Science programme at the University of Copenhagen enables you to create sustainable solutions to these problems. You choose a specialization within three academic fields: Chemistry, Toxicology and Health; Soil, Water and Biodiversity; or Land Use and Modelling.

Career opportunities

As a graduate with expertise in Environmental Science, you have many career opportunities, and you are generally highly sought-after in the labor market. 

For instance in an international perspective where new and ambitious EU legislation in the chemicals area is creating many jobs within the EU administration and in companies required to comply with the new legislation.

You can be employed in similar places with the three specializations. With the ChemTox specialization, however, your main focus will most likely be on challenges concerning chemical pollution identification, remediation, prevention, and legislation, whereas the EnvEuro specialization gives you a broader profile including more environmental issues where chemicals are not necessarily the main problem. 

The Model-specialisation enables you to collaborate with developers of the models used for regulation of land use and chemicals.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Toxicology and Ecotoxicology 
  • Soil and Water Pollution - Concepts and Theory 
  • Soil and Water Pollution - Experimental Assessment 
  • Air Pollution and Health 
  • Environmental Epidemiology 
  • Environmental and Human Health Risk Assessment of Chemicals
  • Principles and Practice of Bioanalysis 

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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

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 Environmental Science.

Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources, Environmental Science, Geography and Geoinformatics or similar from the University of Copenhagen or other Danish, Nordic or international universities may be admitted if their programme includes three of the following four areas:

  • Biology or ecology 7,5 ECTS credits
  • Natural resources 7,5 ECTS credits
  • Environmental chemistry 7,5 credits
  • Chemistry, 7,5 ECTS credits

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14780 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7390 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.

Tuition fee: DKK 55,000 per semester


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