Admission – University of Copenhagen

Admission criteria

To apply to the Master of Disaster Management, students must meet the following admission criteria:

  • A Bachelors degree in a relevant field (e.g. engineering, medicine, social sciences, science, journalism, etc.) or an equivalent qualification from a recognized higher education institution
    An applicant must submit certified copies of the degree certificates/diplomas and transcript of records. If the document is not in English, it must be accompanied by a certified English translation.
    A certified copy is a copy of the academic document with an original stamp from the higher education institution or any other recognized legal/public body. Only copies of academic documents bearing original stamps are accepted.

  • At least two years of work experience
    This may be a paid or unpaid employment (regular employment, internship, volunteer work, practicum, job placement, etc.) obtained after your qualifying degree. Work experience obtained before or during your qualifying degree can in special circumstances be taken into consideration.

  • Proof of English proficiency
    Applicants for whom English is not the first language must submit a proof of English language proficiency equivalent to English B level (cf. Section 11 of the Danish Ministerial Order on Admission at Universities) or any of the following English language tests: International English Language Testing System (IELTS/Academic) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The minimum acceptable score for the IELTS is 6.5; the minimum acceptable score for the TOEFL is 560 on the paper test, or 83 on the internet-based test.

    Applicants with other backgrounds may be considered on an individual basis.

    Admission to individual courses

    Since all courses are followed by both students pursuing the Master of Disaster Management degree and students just enrolled for that particular course, it is required that the students applying for individual courses also live up to the criteria listed above, with exception of the draft thesis proposal.