On this page you can find information on academic or professional programmes at University of Copenhagen that integrate sustainability issues. The list includes bachelor programmes, Master degreesand collaborative programmes with other universities.
Bachelor programmes (in Danish)
- operates in between natural science and the societal sciences. What matters is how we may work with and in nature: how do we obtain what we need without destroying nature for future generations.
- combines the natural and social sciences to give you the knowledge and tools to take up job functions associated with local, national and international efforts to deal with climate change.
- lets you work with the enormous challenges of balancing the use of natural resources, e.g. for agricultural production, and society’s demand and need for forests, nature and landscapes, e.g. for recreational purposes.
- Globalisation has radically changed the way people live. Massive economic growth in emerging markets has lifted billions of people from poverty while many stay poor. The MSc in Global Development provides graduates with the qualifications required to understand, analyse and act in this new globalised world.
- is a two-year MSc focusing on soil, water and biodiversity related to use of natural resources, ecosystems and environmental mangement in Europe. It is developed by University of Copenhagen and three other European universities.
- integrates the fields of natural science with sociology, law and spatial planning. The programme provides you with competences in both scientific methods and practical management skills in the fields of nature, biodiversity, spatial planning and landscape management.
- enables you to work with the many interrelated determinants impacting human global health and disease - ranging on a scale from individual to society. This includes politics, policies, trade and economy, frameworks, socio-cultural issues, and climate change.
- programme is a modern and international management course which enables you to develop the world’s forests and natural areas in a sustainable manner.
- gives you an insight into the potential impacts of the many thousands of chemicals affecting the environment. You gain knowledge on how substances move and are degraded in the environment, and most importantly, how to find solutions to the challenges.
- enables you to assess the economic value of the environment. You know how best to limit pollution using economic instruments, and how we can achieve as much nature restoration as possible for the money. Also, you can work with how to use green taxes to limit pollution.
- teaches you about the development of forestry and farming and foods in developing countries. As an MSc in Agricultural Development, you will be making sustainable positive changes to the lives of some of the poorest people in the world.
(SUTROFOR) is a world-class programme with the objective of preparing qualified graduates to deal with the complex aspects of contemporary tropical forestry. Tropical forestry has a recognised potential to contribute to sustainability.
Master programmes (1 year or part time)
- is based on Disaster Risk Reduction, Response and Recovery. This programme aims to provide national and international aid workers, government officials and other professionals with an interdisciplinary background who understand the complex context of acting and working before, during and after a disaster.
Collaborative programmes between UCPH and other universities
MSc Courses in Sustainability are offered at CBS in a collaboration with DTU and UCPH. Students are brought together and taught by faculty from all three universities. Students will be exposed to a systems thinking approach in relation to sustainability, drawing from business studies, engineering and science. Students from UCPH must apply for credit transfer at their local study board in advance.
The Global Environmental Governance program can be followed by students enrolled at a MSc program at a university in Denmark or abroad. Students participating in the GEG program will gain inter-disciplinary competences. They will learn social, political, legal, and natural science aspects of global environmental governance hereby complementing the professional skills taught in the master's program in which the student is enrolled
Miljø og energiret (Danish only) is a part-time 2-year curriculum targeting people already working with energy or the environment. The programme offers a comprehensive understanding of the institutional and legal framework which determines the development of environmental and energy regulations at a national and international level, within the EU, and industry level.
North Sea Energy Law programme is an advanced part-time 2-year curriculum on energy law by the Universities of Groningen (the Netherlands), Oslo (Norway), Aberdeen (United Kingdom) and Copenhagen (Denmark)
Stabilizing Kenya by Solving Forest Related Conflicts (STAKE) is a PhD programme between the University of Nairobi and Faculty of Law at University of Copenhagen. It seeks to improve our understanding of how to build inclusive governance that furthers stability and prosperity by investigating the drivers of forest related conflicts in the Mau Forest Complex, and the role of the Forest Act 2005 in changing patterns of conflict.
MSc Eng in Aquatic Science and Technology at DTU adresses the challenges associated with sustainable aquaculture and capture based production of fish and shellfish, small and large scale environmental change and the conservation of aquatic ecosystems.
Environmental Management in Europe is an interdisciplinary 15 ECTS online MSc course offered by the University of Copenhagen, with contributions from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, the University of Hohenheim and the European Environment Agency. The course can be followed from anywhere in the world.