Short Courses

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)


The Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen – or SCIENCE – is Denmark's largest science research and education institution with 3,400 employees and 9,000 BSc and MSc students in 11 departments and the Natural History Museum of Denmark. The Faculty has an annual budget of DKK 2.5 billion.

The Faculty's most important task is to contribute to solving the major challenges facing the rapidly changing world with increased pressure on, among other things, natural resources and significant climate change, both nationally and globally.

At the same time, the Faculty must contribute to generating economic growth and, thus, ensure our welfare in society. This must take place in close cooperation with the business community and public authorities, organisations and other universities, both in Denmark and abroad.

Student Life

One of the things that our international students emphasise about student life at SCIENCE is the green and park-like campus areas with the horticultural gardens and their central location in Copenhagen. Others note the Greenhouse Café at Frederiksberg Campus and the popular Friday bar or the modern libraries and laboratories. And yet others point to the many student associations or the unique Danish academic culture which encompasses direct and open interaction between students and teachers - in and out of class.

Four campus areas

The Faculty of Science is primarily situated on two of the University of Copenhagen's four campuses: the Frederiksberg Campus, the North Campus. There are additional units and facilities situated in Helsingør, Nødebo and Taastrup among other locations. See map of the campus areas.

Many exciting building activities are going on at the campus areas over the next few years, includign the building of a Plant Science Centre at Frederiksberg Campus, and North Campus, home to scientific, pharmaceutical and health science research and neighbour to the Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), Metropolitan University College and Fælledparken, being developed into a coherent district, based on the concepts of science, health and interaction.

International student environment

Roughly 9,000 students, including around 1,000 international students, are engaged in the Faculty's 22 BSc and 37 MSc programmes. An additional 1000 PhD students, many of whom are also from international backgrounds, round out the student population. The study and research environment at SCIENCE is, therefore, very international.

Biking culture in Copenhagen

Students live in residence halls outside campus or share a flat in the Copenhagen area. It is easy to go to or move between the different campus areas. The relatively smallsize of Copenhagen makes it easy to get around, even by bike.

The safe atmosphere, the well-developed infrastructure, the low level of pollution and the many cultural events all contribute to making Copenhagen one of the most liveable cities in the world.University of Copenhagen has won a 2013 award for Excellent International Student Satisfaction from StudyPortals Student Experience Exchange.