M.Sc. On Campus

Environmental Science

University of Copenhagen

24 months
14788 EUR/year
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On the Environmental Science programme at the University of Copenhagen, your main focus will be the advancement of health for humans and the environment.


Our 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 MSc programme in Environmental Science programme at the University of Copenhagen enables you to create sustainable solutions to these problems. You choose a specialisation within three academic fields: Chemistry, Toxicology and Health; Soil, Water and Biodiversity (EnvEuro); 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.

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.

If you hold one of the degrees listed below, you are considered to meet all academic requirements. 

  • BSc in Natural Resources with the specialisation in Environmental Science from the University of Copenhagen (reserved access to the programme)
  • BSc in Natural Resources with the specialisation in Environmental Science from another Danish or Nordic universities
  • BSc in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Biology-Biotechnology, Pharmacy or Molecular Biomedicine from the University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology Engineering or Medicinal Chemistry from Aarhus University.
  • BSc in Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacy, Engineering (Chemistry and Biotechnology) or Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Southern Denmark.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14788 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7394 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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