Water and Environment

University of Copenhagen

24 months
5364 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Water and Environment programme at the University of Copenhagen enables you to work professionally with the sustainable use and management of the world's freshwater resources.


The Water and Environment programme at the University of Copenhagen brings together essential courses that equip you to make well-informed decisions in respect to the aquatic environment, land use and ecology. 

Furthermore, the programme gives you a unique insight into the language, culture and society of China.

Career Opportunities

With an MSc in Water and Environment, you can work within research, administration, consultancy, and project management. Through employment in, for example:

  • Engineering consultancy companies
  • Manufacturing companies, including companies that manufacture environmental technology products
  • Ministries and public administration institutions that set the political framework for the regulation of water and environment and carry out supervisory tasks
  • Educational institutions
  • Research institutions and companies
  • International organizations
  • Food and pharmaceutical companies
  • Professional agricultural organisations, including consultancy firms

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Biogeochemistry
  • Freshwater Ecology
  • Hydrology
  • Pollution Control and Water Treatment
  • Soil and Groundwater Pollution
  • Contaminants – Fate and Processes
  • Global Change
  • Geospatial Ecology

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

  • A successfully completed Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) or higher in a natural science field such as Agricultural Science, Biology, Environmental Sciences, Engineering or Natural Resources. The Bachelor’s degree must as a minimum include basic courses in mathematics, chemistry, biology and statistics.
  • High-level English language proficiency.

The following BSc programmes give direct access to the MSc programme in Water and Environment:

  • BSc in Natural Resources, specialisation in Environmental Science
  • BSc in Biology
  • BSc in Biotechnology
  • BSc in Agriculture, Food and the Environment, specialisation in Agriculture and the Environment
  • BSc in Geology
  • BSc in Environmental Technology

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5364 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2682 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 for the MSc in Water and Environment per semester: 20.000 DKK


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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Water and Environment
University of Copenhagen