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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 or Professional 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 Bachelor's or Professional Bachelor's degree within Humanities. The guiding principle is that the bachelor's degree must include subjects amounting to 45 ECTS from one or several of the following  areas:

  • Law
  • Social Science
  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics

Applicants are highly encouraged to submit a list of courses, with course descriptions, which you believe constitute the qualifying 45 ECTS. There must be evidence that these courses, independent of subject matter, are taught using social science methods. Please note, that courses in history, or taught using historical methods, do not qualify. Fill in and upload this form together with your application. 

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 no 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.

    Please note that at least one mandatory course will be taught in Danish.

  • 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, applicants are selected based on the grade point average of the qualifying degree. If the degree is not completed at the time of application, the grade point average is calculated based on the courses passed at the time of application. 

As a bachelor's student at SDU, you can apply for permission to follow up to 30 ECTS Master's level courses even though you have yet to complete your Bachelor's degree.

You can be granted permission if you have the necessary academic qualifications. The progression of your Bachelor’s programme is crucial to the outcome of your application.

Check to see whether you fulfil the conditions

By choosing your faculty below you can see which conditions you generally must fulfil to be permitted to take Master’s level courses. Please acquaint yourself with the rules before you apply for permission since you must indicate in your application whether you fulfil the conditions or not. Read more here.

If you have previously been admitted to the programme, or already are, then special rules may apply when you apply for admission.

Find the scenario that suits you and read more: Re-enrolment, transferring and change og programme

Have you completed a Master's programme?

If you've already obtained a Master's degree, you can only be admitted to a new programme if there are vacant study places in the programme.

Learn more about rule and the possibility to apply for exemption

Have you completed another type of study programme?

As long as you do not hold a Master's degree, you are free to apply for admission to a new programme.