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Master (2 years) of Sociology, 120 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution University of Copenhagen (KU)
Campus City Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The MSc in Sociology at the University of Copenhagen is a two-year degree programme taught in English. An MSc at The Department of Sociology will provide you with core sociological, theoretical and methodological competences at a high international level. We offer a variety of courses with different thematic and regional focuses.
Graduates with an MSc in sociology will possess theoretical and methodical skills at an internationally recognised level. This includes:
  • Advanced insight into the origins of sociological theory, along with sophisticated skills in the theoretical analysis of selected societal issues.
  • Methodological skills at an advanced level, enabling the graduate to undertake empirical analysis.
  • Complex understanding of the philosophical premises behind the various methods, as well as the analytical paradigms incorporated in the methods.
At the Department of Sociology, Copenhagen University, you have the chance to specialise in diverse topics, methods and regions, with a special focus on the Danish welfare state and democracy.

Look here for more details on the programme structure.

Career Opportunities 

The Master of Science in sociology does not prepare you for a specific career. It qualifies you for many different kinds of jobs in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, for example:
  • NGO's
  • municipalities
  • government ministries
  • political organisations
  • opinion research centres
  • advisory and consultancy firms
  • outreach and advertising
  • research and teaching at various levels
Graduates in sociology typically fill positions related to analysis, development, administration and research/innovation.


To be admitted to this programme, you must have a bachelor degree in sociology or equivalent. Look here for minimum requirements.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Read about the language requirements of University of Copenhagen.

Apply directly at University of Copenhagen with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact the departement of University of Copenhagen who hosts your program directly.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact University of Copenhagen directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education →

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

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

Spring 2015 - EU/EEA/Swizz Citizens

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

City Campus


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