According to the Statute For University of Southern Denmark 2012, the role of the Head of Studies is:
23. It is the responsibility of the Head of Studies to manage the practical planning of the teaching, the tests and other forms of evaluation that form part of the examinations in co-operation with the Academic Study Board(s). The Head of Studies approves thesis statements and the submission deadline for the Master's thesis and, in relation to this, a supervision plan for the student.
(2) The Head of Studies shall requisition teaching from relevant departments pursuant to the decision of the Academic Study Board.
(3) The Head of Studies together with the Academic Study Board shall collaborate with the relevant Heads of Department and follow up on the evaluation of courses and teaching. Furthermore, the Head of Studies together with the Academic Study Board shall ensure on-going evaluation of the teaching under the responsibility of the relevant Heads of Department.
(4) A Head of Studies who is not the Chairman of the Academic Study Board attends the meetings of the Academic Study Board as an observer.