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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

The following bachelor degree programmes from the University of Southern Denmark and from other universities provide access to the Master’s degree in Web Communication:

•    A humanities BA
•    A social sciences BA
•    A relevant professional bachelor degree, e.g. web developer, software developer, business language and IT-based marketing communication, school teacher, nurse, educator, social worker

Applicants who do not meet these conditions may be admitted if the Academic Study Board on the basis of a specific assessment believes that the applicant has comparable educational skills. The Academic Study Board may invite the applicant for an interview for the purposes of such an assessment.  

Read more about supplementing for a Master's degree programme

Language requirements

The programme is taught in English. Therefore, you need a proficiency in English equivalent to level B in a Danish high school. Please note that the deadline for submitting language test results or other documentation of your proficiency is May 15.

English language tests
You can prove your English proficiency by passing a language test. We accept the following tests if the test is no more than two years old:

  • TOEFL IBT test with a minimum score of 88. For validation, we need to receive a score report directly from the test center. To select University of Southern Denmark as recipient, use the code 7969. Please choose "other - department not listed". If you have already taken the test, you can still make a request for the test center to forward the report. Please inform us once you have made such a request. 
  • IELTS academic test with a minimum overall band score of 6.5
  • CAE with a minimum result of C (only accepted from a Cambridge Network). For verification of your results, please make sure to give us your ID number (e.g.  EPA123456) and your secret number (4 digits)
  • CPE from University of Michigan

High school English
If you hold a secondary school diploma from a country within EU/EEA, a Nordic country or from Switzerland, you may be able to prove your English proficiency by way of your secondary school diploma (high school). Along with your diploma, you have to upload a document from your school stating the number of English lessons you attended during the last three years of high school. The letter must be in English. Based on the provided material, we will assess whether your high school English is equivalent to a Danish level B. We encourage you to send us your papers in advance via
SPOC for a pre-assessment.

Exemptions                                                           
If your entire bachelor’s degree was taken in the USA, Canada (English speaking part), Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom or Ireland, further documentation is not required.  This only applies if the entire degree was taken in one of these countries. Furthermore, distance-learning programmes do not qualify for an exemption.

If you hold a Professional Bachelor's degree from Denmark taught in English, you are also exempted. However, we need a confirmation from the issuing institution that the programme was taught in English.

Legal claim

Bachelor degrees with right of admission to master’s degrees:

Graduates who have passed a bachelor’s degree at the university have the right to admission to the master’s degree programme which is the natural continuation of their undergraduate course subject areas at the same university in direct extension of their final bachelor’s degree.

Graduates with the following bachelor degrees from the University of Southern Denmark have the right to admission to the Master’s degree in Web Communication (120 ECTS):
•    Bachelor degree programme in International Business Communication with English, IT and Web Communication
•    Bachelor degree in Information Science, Information Technology and Interaction Design (previously the bachelor degree programme in Information and Communication Science)
•    Bachelor degree in Library Science and Knowledge Communication

Selection criteria

There is a limited amount of study places in the programme.

If there are more qualified applicants than study places, the following criteria are used for selection of applicants without a legal claim:

  • The grade point average of your qualifying degree. If the degree is not completed at the time of application, the grade point average is calculated based on the courses passed at the time of application.
  • Your motivation for applying - you must include a motivational letter in English. You can find a guide here.
  • Knowledge within specific areas of relevance to the programme - this must be documented in the motivational letter.

Each criterion is weighted 33 percent.

How to apply

To apply, you have to submit an application via the application portal.

Unless you have a legal claim for admission (see above), it is important that you submit the following enclosures for evaluation:

  • You graduate diploma, including a transcript of records.
  • If you have not yet passed your degree: Your newest official transcript of passed as well as registered courses. If you use the data exchange function in the application portal, please be aware that only passed courses are included in the generated file. Therefore, if you are registered for courses with specific relevance to the entry requirements, you have to upload a separate transcript of your course registration.
  • Proof of any supplementary courses you might have passed.
  • Motivational letter.
  • Proof of your English proficiency

Read more about the general requirements for submitted enclosures.

Application deadlines

The application deadlines for study start September 1st are:

  • February 1st for non EU/EEA citizens
  • March 1st for EU/EEA and Swiss citizens and applicants holding a Danish residence permit

 

Application portal - DANS

Application form for study start September 1st - opens on January 1st

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