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Entry 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.


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.


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.

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
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