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How many girls and guys? UCPH gender ratios

Latest data shows that most UCPH study programmes are dominated by women, but there are exceptions. Here are all the study programmes with gender numbers

Ever feel like your courses are full of women?

If you do, your intuition is probably right. Many University of Copenhagen study programmes are dominated by one gender, with female students outnumbering male students across most faculties and departments. This is according to the university’s latest 2015 enrolment statistics as provided to the Danish-language news site Uniavisen.dk. The University Post has received the underlying numbers in the form of a spreadsheet and the numbers for all departments can be found below.

There will be 7,641 new students at the University of Copenhagen this year, a slight increase over last year. In general, the gender ration is 60:40, or six girls for every four guys. But from a student’s perspective, the most interesting thing is the exact figures for their own study programme.

Audiologopedics (science of speech and hearing) boasts the widest gender gap between students, with 12 times as many women enrolling as men this year.

Women dominating courses

Most of the courses with high gender gaps tend to be dominated by women.

These include dentistry, which had 69 women enrolled in comparison to six men, while 167 women enrolled in veterinary medicine in comparison to 18 men.

However some degrees are still male-dominated. Computer Science had 148 enrollments from men and only 21 from women, while Forest and Landscape engineering saw 8 women enroll in comparison to 55 men.

Science dominated by women

A common stereotype is that the humanities subjects which are most dominated by women. But it is actually the health sciences which boasts the highest gender gap between men and women at the University of Copenhagen.

This year, 933 female students were accepted to Health Sciences as opposed to 355 male students.

In contrast, humanities had enrollments from 1,500 women and 809 men.

No gender policy on enrolment

The university does not take gender into account when considering new students.

“When we choose who should be admitted to the university, we do not take gender into account. It would be illegal” said Pernille Kindtler, the area manager for guidance and university admissions, to the Copenhagen Post.

“If you look back in time, there used to be a predominance of men at the university, and now there is a predominance of women” she said to the newspaper.

A reader who has the twitter user name @jbluesoe has crunched the list of numbers for us, and has come up with the graphic below. The most-female study programmes are at the top, the most-male at the bottom. The graphic may be a bit hard to see, but the full data list is underneath.

List of all study programmes with numbers and gender

The study programmes below (in Danish) have numbers in the following order: Faculty, study program, no. of women, no. of men, total in this programme
The numbers were not provided in any specific order, so you may have to scroll down a bit to find your study programme.

Humanistiske Fakultet, Indoeuropæisk, 5, 5, 10
Humanistiske Fakultet, Mellemøstens sprog og samfund (persisk) 8, 8, 16
Humanistiske Fakultet, Portugisiske og brasilianske studier, 13, 13, 26
Humanistiske Fakultet, Øst- og sydøsteuropastudier, (grækenlandsstudier), 1, 1, 2
Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet, Kemi, 46, 47, 93
Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, IT og sundhed, 27, 26, 53
Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet, Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet, 966, 1,016, 1,982
Humanistiske Fakultet, Asienstudier, 20, 33, 53
Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet, Idræt, 61, 66, 127
Teologiske Fakultet, Teologiske Fakultet 67, 61, 128
Teologiske Fakultet, Teologi, 67, 61, 128
Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet, Jordbrugsøkonomi, 25, 29, 54
Humanistiske Fakultet, Tysk 28, 24, 52
Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet, Geologi-geoscience 24, 30, 54
Humanistiske Fakultet, Historie 85, 106, 191
Humanistiske Fakultet, Øst- og sydøsteuropastudier (russisk), 15, 12, 27
Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet, Naturressourcer 48, 38, 86
Samfundsvidenskabelige, Fakultet, Statskundskab, 151, 113, 264
Samfundsvidenskabelige, Fakultet Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet, 647, 462, 1,109
Humanistiske Fakultet, Forhistorisk arkæologi, 20, 14, 34
Humanistiske Fakultet, Mellemøstens sprog og samfund(hebraisk), 2, 3, 5
Humanistiske Fakultet, Finsk, 2, 3, 5
Humanistiske Fakultet, Indianske sprog og kulturer, 4, 6, 10
Humanistiske Fakultet, Musikvidenskab, 34, 51, 85
Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet, Matematik-økonomi, 24, 39, 63
Juridiske Fakultet Juridiske Fakultet, 501, 324, 825
Juridiske Fakultet Jura, 501, 324, 825
Humanistiske Fakultet, Latin 8, 5, 13
Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet, Biologi, 137, 80, 217
Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet, Matematik, 58, 100, 158
Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet, Molekylær biomedicin 37, 21, 58
Humanistiske Fakultet, Eskimologi 9, 5, 14
Humanistiske, FakultetRetorik, 27, 15, 42
Humanistiske Fakultet, Humanistiske Fakultet, 1.500, 809, 2.309
Humanistiske Fakultet, Informationsvidenskab og kulturformidling i København, 119, 64, 183
Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Medicin, 368, 196, 564
Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet, Biologi-Bioteknologi, 47, 25, 72
Humanistiske Fakultet Kommunikation og it, 53, 28, 81
Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet, Fødevarer og ernæring, 71, 37, 108
Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Samfundsfag 29, 15, 44
Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet, Nanoscience, 23, 46, 69
Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet, Geografi og geoinformatik, 66, 32, 98
Humanistiske Fakultet,Engelsk 131, 63, 194
Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Farmaci, 164, 78, 242
Humanistiske Fakultet, Informationsvidenskab og kulturformidling i Aalborg, 19, 9, 28
Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet, Forsikringsmatematik 17, 36, 53
Humanistiske Fakultet, Film- og medievidenskab, 68, 31, 99
Humanistiske Fakultet, Mellemøstens sprog og samfund (arabisk) 33, 15, 48
Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet, Biokemi 87, 39, 126
Humanistiske Fakultet, Mellemøstens sprog og samfund (tyrkisk) 9, 4, 13
Humanistiske Fakultet, Religionsvidenskab 53, 22, 75
Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet, Fysiske fag, 50, 123, 173
Humanistiske Fakultet, Italiensk, 22, 9, 31
Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Økonomi, 91, 239, 330
Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, 933, 355, 1,288
Humanistiske Fakultet, Spansk sprog og kultur, 47, 17, 64
Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Antropologi, 78, 27, 105
Humanistiske Fakultet, Klassisk arkæologi , 5, 5, 20
Humanistiske Fakultet, Filosofi, 22, 63, 85
Humanistiske Fakultet, Græsk, klassisk 3, 10, 13
Humanistiske Fakultet, Dansk 170, 55, 225
Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Odontologi, 75, 24, 99
Humanistiske Fakultet, Lingvistik, 25, 8, 33
Humanistiske Fakultet, Litteraturvidenskab, 50, 16, 66
Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet, Landskabsarkitektur, 51, 16, 67
Humanistiske Fakultet, Europæisk etnologi, 52, 14, 66
Humanistiske Fakultet, Mellemøstens sprog og samfund (assyriologi, nærorientalsk arkæologi, ægyptologi) 31, 8 ,39
Humanistiske Fakultet, Fransk sprog, litteratur og kultur, 37, 9, 46
Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Psykologi, 187, 44, 231
Humanistiske Fakultet, Teatervidenskab, 30, 7, 37
Humanistiske Fakultet, Kunsthistorie, 54, 12, 66
Humanistiske Fakultet, Øst- og sydøsteuropastudier (balkanstudier), 9, 2, 11
Samfundsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Sociologi, 111, 24, 135
Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet, Skov- og landskabsingeniør (professionsbachelor), 8, 55, 63
Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet, Datalogi, 21, 148, 169
Natur- og Biovidenskabelige Fakultet, Husdyrvidenskab, 65, 9, 74
Humanistiske Fakultet, Pædagogik, 69, 8, 77
Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Folkesundhedsvidenskab, 63, 7, 70
Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Veterinærmedicin, 167, 18, 185
Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Tandplejer (professionsbachelor), 69, 6, 75
Humanistiske Fakultet, Audiologopædi, 35, 3, 38
Humanistiske Fakultet, Øst- og sydøsteuropastudier (polsk), 6, 0, 6

The same list ordered with those departments with the most women first is (the graph embedded in the text above) is also below.

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