• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

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 

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    83

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    560

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

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

    14746 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7373 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Tuition fee: DKK 55,000 per semester

Living costs for Copenhagen

  • 7928 - 13460 DKK/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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