Entry requirements

Would you like to become a student in the Master programme in International Security and Law? Below, you will find the admission requirements you should meet to be accepted for the programme.

Admission requirements
To become accepted for the Master programme in International Security and Law, you must possess knowledge, expertise and skills equivalent to those acquired through a university bachelor's degree in the social sciences or a university bachelor degree from the Humanities deemed of relevance by the Academic Study Board on a case-by-case basis.

Directly qualifying bachelor degrees

A university bachelor degree in one of the following Social Sciences:

  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Law
  • Sociology
  • Economics

Access to the MSc in International Security and Law will also be granted those who hold a university bachelor degree in Market and Management Anthropology or a university bachelor degree in the Humanities that includes a major in History.

Other qualifying competences
Access will also be granted to others with a university bachelor degree from the Humanities deemed of relevance by the Academic Study Board on a case-by-case basis. The University may require supplementary exams in this situation. The guiding principle is that the bachelor degree must include subjects that amounts to a minimum worth of 45 ECTS relating to 

  •  Law
  • Societal issues
  • International relations
  • Comparative politics

If you do not have a bachelor’s degree from a university, but have gained equivalent – e.g. professional – experience of relevance to the programme, you can also apply (e.g. military officers, applicants with international aid work experience or experience from the central administration or similar). Relevant professional experience entails that you, e.g.

  • have had extensive experience with international relations
  • have had extensive experience with international conflict management
  • in other ways through your professional employment have acquired knowledge and qualifications that will contribute to the progression of the Master programme

If you apply to the programme without a directly qualifying bachelor’s degree, the Study Board will assess your application individually.

Admission restrictions
Only a limited number of students will be admitted to the Master programme. The educational, professional and language requirements still apply, but applicants will be assessed and selected according to the following admission criteria:

  • 70 percent of the total number of students admitted to the programme will be admitted on the basis of their directly qualifying bachelor’s degrees (see above which bachelor’s degrees directly qualify for the programme) – the grade point average of the bachelor will be the evaluation criteria for this group of applicants
  • The remaining 30 percent of the total number of students admitted to the programme will be admitted on the basis of an overall assessment of the relevance of their educational as well as professional experience, ensuring international orientation as well as general diversity in the programme (see above what relevant educational and/or professional experience entails) – the grade point average on a bachelor programme is, likewise, an evaluation criteria for this group of applicants.
    Please attach a motivated application to your application.

Language Requirements
Applicants will need to document English at B Level or equivalent to this level. You can read more about English language requirements on the following link. Language Requirements

Enclosures
Please note that the basis for the evaluation of your application is the material you have included in your application. This means that it is very important that you make sure to include all relevant enclosures to your application.

The deadline for submitting any relevant enclosures and applying for the September 2016 intake is April 1st, 2016.

If we, during the processing of your application, become aware that the enclosures you have submitted are inadequate, we will contact you no later than April 23rd, 2016, for the September 2016 intake.

The following enclosures are mandatory for all programmes at SDU:
• Bachelor’s diploma including all transcripts with grades and course credits (preferably in one pdf. File) – stamped and signed by the university.
• If you have not finished your Bachelor’s degree you must submit the newest transcripts with grades and course credits.
• Proof of English language proficiency. Please see our rules on the English Language Requirements website.

Find further information about the required enclosures for your application here.

International applicants from countries outside the EU/EEA
The University requires full tuition fee for students from countries outside the EU/EEA

Information
Duration: two years
Study start: September 1
Admission spots: 90
Campus city: Odense 

Application deadlines        
February 1 for Non-EU/EEA citizens
April 1 for EU/EEA and Swiss citizens and non-EU/EEA citizens with residence permit in Denmark

Application portal - DANS

Application form for study start September 1st - opens on January 1st

STADS DANS

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