Entry requirements

New entry requirement in 2019

For students starting in 2019, both Danish/Nordic and English language proficiency is a requirement as Danish elements are introduced as part of the programme - find more information under 'Language Requirements'.

Entry requirements

To apply for the Master's programme in International Security and Law, you need a relevant Bachelor's degree. You can apply if you hold a Bachelor's degree within one of the following areas:

  • Political science
  • Public administration
  • Law
  • Sociology
  • Social science
  • Economics
  • History (major)

You can also apply if you hold a relevant degree within Humanities. The guiding principle is that the bachelor degree must include subjects amounting to 45 ECTS within:

  • Law
  • Social 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:

  • 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's program.

Language requirements

The programme requires proficiency in English as well as Danish.

Danish

If you apply on grounds of a Danish Bachelor's programme instructed in Danish, there is not need for further documentation of your proficiency in Danish.

If your Bachelor's degree isn't from Denmark, you must submit proof of your proficiency in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or Icelandic. This applies to Danish citizens as well.

English

All applicants are required to prove their proficiency in English.

See the English and Danish language requirements

Selection criteria

There is a limited number of study places in the programme.

If there are more qualified applicants than study places, the following criteria are used for selection of applicants:

Applicants with a directly qualifying degree

70 % of the study places are offered to applicants with a directly qualifying degree (unfold 'Entry requirements' above). Applicants with a directly qualifying degree is ranked based on an overall assessment of: 

  • your grade point average
  • a short essay which you must upload in your application:
    In a maximum of 4.800 keystrokes, including spaces and punctuation, you must answer the question: “What is the most important contemporary security issue facing the world?” Although you are free to draw on academic sources to answer the question, the essay does not require references or a bibliography.

Applicants without a directly qualifying degree

30 % of the study places are offered to applicants without a directly qualifying degree (unfold 'Entry requirements' above). Applicants without a directly qualifying degree is ranked based on an overall assessment of:

  • the relevance of your educational as well as professional experience (remember to include a CV)
  • your grade point average
  • a short essay which you must upload in your application:
    In a maximum of 4.800 keystrokes, including spaces and punctuation, you must answer the question: “What is the most important contemporary security issue facing the world?” Although you are free to draw on academic sources to answer the question, the essay does not require references or a bibliography.
Application deadlines

The application deadlines for study start September 1st are:

  • February 1st for non EU/EEA citizens
  • March 1st for EU/EEA and Swiss citizens and applicants holding a Danish residence permit
You can still make it!

The programme has vacant study places for study start in September. From June 10, you can submit your application for a study place in the programme.

Find out more

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