Programmes – University of Copenhagen

Educational opportunities

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 degrees and collaborative programmes with other universities.

Bachelor programmes (in Danish)

  • Geography and Geoinformatics

Place yourself in the nexus of human society, nature and environment, dealing with local to global issues regarding the world we live in and the Earth we rely on.

Understand and work with how we obtain what we need from the environment without destroying it for future generations.

Master degrees

Learn about environmental management, farming and food systems in developing countries, making sustainable positive changes to the lives of some of the poorest people in the world.

Engage with local, national and international efforts to deal with climate change through natural- and social sciences.

Focus on soil, water and biodiversity related to environmental management in Europe. This programme is developed by University of Copenhagen and three other European universities.

Gain knowledge on how substances move and are degraded in the environment, and most importantly, how to find solutions to the challenges.

Learn to assess the economic value of the environment using economic instruments, and how we can achieve limiting pollution and as much nature restoration as possible.

  • Geography and Geoinformatics

Work in depth with topics such as urban and regional development, globalisation, sustainability, resource management, global environmental and natural processes.

Globalisation has radically changed the way people live. Gain the qualifications required to understand, analyse and act in this new globalised world.

Work with the many interrelated determinants impacting human global health and disease - ranging on a scale from individual to society.

This international management programme enables you to develop the world’s forests and natural areas in a sustainable manner.

Get competences in both scientific methods and practical management skills in the fields of nature, biodiversity, spatial planning and landscape management.

Balancing the use of natural resources, e.g. for agricultural production, and society’s demand and need for forests, nature and landscapes.

(SUTROFOR) prepares qualified graduates to deal with the complex aspects of contemporary tropical forestry, contributing to sustainable development on a global scale.

Master programmes (1 year or part time)

This programme aims to provide national and international aid workers, government officials and other professionals to 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 in a systems thinking approach.
  • The Global Environmental Governance program can be followed by students enrolled at a MSc program at a university in Denmark or abroad. Students 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.

On-line courses

  • Environmental Management in Europeis 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.