Candidatus rerum politicarum
(male), Candidata rerum politicarum
(female), abbreviated cand.polit.
, is an academic degree
within the fields of social sciences
issued under the old education system in Denmark
In Denmark, cand.polit. refers exclusively to the MSc Economics degree offered by the University of Copenhagen. Economics degrees from other Danish universities are known as cand. oecon.
After the "Quality Reform" it has been replaced by a Master of Philosophy degree, shortening the nominal study time from six to five years. The cand.polit. degree was a two year extension to the four year cand.mag. degree.