THINK PLAY PARTICIPATE Studying in Denmark is all about you - Pushing the boundaries, expressing yourself, working with others, applying critical thinking and turning new learning into innovative solutions. Be ambitious. Study in Denmark.

Environmental Risk

Master (2 years) of Environmental Risk, 120 ECTS
Agriculture and environment

Institution Roskilde University (RUC)
Campus Roskilde
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 8400 EUR


Although the emphasis is on the theories and methods of natural sciences (e.g. environmental biology, geology, geography, chemistry, and ecotoxicology), the program includes elements of relevant social sciences (e.g. environmental planning, management and regulation and environmental economics) so that the students learn how science is put into practice in the real world assessment and management of risks.

The programme is a 2-year master’s programme (120 ECTS), which consists of a group of joint introductory courses (obligatory courses) and profiling courses, for 30 ECTS each. The programme is completed with a Master’s thesis (60 ECTS). This means that is it not possible to combine Environmental Risk with other Master programmes at RUC.

Read more about the study structure

Career opportunities

You will be well qualified for employment as an environmental manager, -consultant, -officer or -coordinator in various national and international government agencies, at organisations such as the European Commission, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and European Environment Agency (EEA), local municipal environmental divisions, in environmental science consultancies such as DHI and COWI, environmental divisions of private companies and within the chemicals industry.

About the Degree

Environmental Risk is a two-year, multi-disciplinary, international Master's programme that gives the student the scientific knowledge and methodology to assess and manage environmental issues on a large scale. The program is based on an interdisciplinary approach to solving environmental problems.


The general requirements for admission to the Master’s programme are:
  • A Bachelor's degree equivalent to a Danish bachelor degree within the field of study of the Master’s programme.
    Students who wish to apply for a combination master’s programme must have an educational background which is relevant to both subjects of the combination. If this is not the case the student, if generally qualified, will be required to do prerequisite studies at Bachelor level within the subjects for which the student is not fully qualified.
  • Fluency in both spoken and written English. IELTS: 6.5 or TOEFL paper-based: 550 or TOEFL computer-based: 225 or TOEFL internet-based: 80.
    Applicants whose native language is English or applicants whose first university degree was completed at an English speaking university need not enclose a proficiency test. Documentation regarding this must be enclosed.

How and where to apply

At RUC you can enrol as a guest student or as an exchange student. Read more about your possibillities using the following links:


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland.

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

RUC charges an application fee for applicants from countries outside EU/EEA and Switzerland, who do not hold a Danish entry examination or a Bachelor´s degree issued by a Danish university.

If you are granted one of the following types of residence permit, you are not required to pay the application fee:
  • A permanent residence permit in Denmark ("Permanent opholdstilladelse")
  • A temporary residence permit with the possibility of a permanent residence in Denmark ("Opholdstilladelse med mulighed for varigt ophold")
  • A residence permit in Denmark according to the EU/EEA regulations (Opholdstilladelse jf. EF/EØS bekendtgørelsen")

For Further Information

How to contact RUC

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn | EU and Non-EU applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


Google Map
Click for a larger map.