You will be spending between an average of 12 hours per week at lectures. Here you will get the chance to be inspired and ask questions. However, studying at home is the most demanding and time-consuming part of the programme.
Teaching consists of lectures and subsequent discussions and student contributions. For some courses you may hand in home assignments during the semester.
The syllabus may contain up to 3000 pages a year, and you are expected to be able to read academic texts in Danish and English.
Unlike high school, a university programme demands self-discipline due to the few lectures and the many hours of preparation. You are encouraged to join a study group where you can read and discuss material with your fellow students.
The year is divided into two semesters. Each is ended with an examination period in January and June respectively.
Choices along the way
When you are enrolled in the English programme, you are initially enrolled in the bachelor programme. A BA always consists of a central subject on which you will focus during the first 2 1/4 years. During the 3rd year you have to choose an elective in a second subject, which you will begin while finishing your central subject in English.
Your central subject in English can be combined with one of the many elective programmes depending on your interests. You may select Religion, Cultural Studies, Philosophy, History, Media Studies or a non-humanistic subject such as Mathematics. Your choice of combination may open up entirely new career paths.
The English study environment in Odense is great. Since classes are relatively small, students get to know each other quickly. This is also true of the relations between students and staff. This means that it is easy to seek guidance and participate actively in classes.
There are many social arrangements, and you may experience other aspects of the programme through dance, music, films and parties.