Single courses

You can apply for admission to the Open University on selected Bachelor and Master's courses at the Faculty of Law.

Admission of students for single courses is conditioned by vacant seats on the desired subjects after the ordinary students have been assigned classes. The Faculty therefore reserves the right to reject qualified applicants for capacity reasons. The Faculty also reserves the right to discontinue the courses offered, if there are too few applicants, inadequate teaching resources or if there are any other special circumstances.

Apply early, as the Faculty in cases where there are more applicants than places, gives priority to applicants after the date of receipt of the application.

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Admission to single courses as continuing education at Faculty of Law requires that there are available seats and that you meet the admission requirements:

1) General and programme-specific requirements

For courses offered in the Bachelor of Law programme (LL.B):

  • You have completed a qualifying upper secondary education, for example, an upper secondary school leaving examination, hf, Higher Commercial Examination, Higher Technical Examination or the like with at least 6.0 in average mark (without quick start bonus).
  • Danish (A)
  • English B
  • History B or history of ideas B or social science B or contemporary History B
  • You must not be enrolled in or have a leave of absence from the Bachelor of Law programme.

For courses offered in the Master of Law programme (LL.M) or the Master of Social Science of Law programme (Cand.Soc. in Law):

  • You have completed a bachelor's degree (subject matter is irrelevant)
  • You must not be enrolled in or be on leave from a) the Master of Law programme or b) the Master of Social Science of Law programme

Note: you can only be enrolled on single subject courses corresponding to half of the programme's ECTS credits, i.e. 90 ECTS on the Bachelor programme and 60 ECTS on the Master's programmes.

2) Second language requirements

Programmes or courses in English:

  • Scandinavian applicants (including Danish applicants) are required to document proficiency in English corresponding to at least English B level; cf. Section 11 of the Danish Ministerial Order on Admission at Universities.
  • Applicants from an English-speaking country and/or applicants who have completed a Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in English do not need further documentation of English proficiency. Applicants must submit documentation certifying that their Bachelor's/Master’s degree was earned in English.
  • Applicants from outside Scandinavia who speak or write English as a second language must pass the International English Language Testing System (IELTS/Academic), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to document their qualifications in English. The minimum acceptable score for IELTS is 6.5 and for TOEFL 560 on the paper test, or 83 on the internet-based test or Cambridge Certificate Advanced English (CAE). For more information about the tests: and  

Programmes or courses at Danish:

  • Students from the Nordic countries with Danish, Norwegian or Swedish included in their school leaving examination are not required to do a Danish test. Applicants who have attended a Danish primary school and have obtained the Primary School Leaving Certificate (you need to produce documentation for it) have a possibility of applying for an exemption (dispensation) from the Danish language test. In such a case you need to write an application for an exemption (dispensationsansøgning) where you describe and document your qualifications in Danish.

  • All other foreign applicants must pass the Danish language test before being admitted as a university student. The required Danish test is: "Studieprøven i dansk som andetsprog". The test is offered by Studieskolen or one of the examination-approved language centres. Registration takes place at Studieskolen, Borgergade 12, DK-1300 Copenhagen K or at a Language Centre via the local authorities. The test consists of two oral and two written examinations and must be passed with at least grade 2 in each of all the 4 examination disciplines. Please note that for courses at Medicine and Odontology the Studieprøve must be passed with at least grade 7 in each of all the 4 examination disciplines.

Recommended prerequisites

Before you apply for admission to a course, we recommend that you read the course descriptions carefully and consider whether you are able to follow the teachings. All our courses require that you have knowledge of:

  • legal methods to find, acquire and use relevant sources in the legal assessment
  • legal information and literature searches
  • organisation of Justice

If you do not, you must be prepared to read up on this outside the classroom, it is your responsibility to ensure that you have the prerequisites for being able to keep up with. There is not time to answer questions that you will need to have knowledge of.

We also recommend that you are familiar with to read textbooks in English.

Dispensation from the admission requirements

If you do not hold a bachelor degree, you may apply to be exempted from the admission requirement. To do so, please enclose a motivated application, where you explain why you are qualified to attend the specific course(s). In the processing of your application, emphasis is placed on:

  • Professional experience within the area of the desired course
  • Other relevant education and/or continuing or further education