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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To apply for the Master's programme in International Business Communication and Communication Design, you need a relevant Bachelor's degree. You can apply if you hold one of the following Bachelor degrees:

  • BA in International Business Communication with a foreign language and a subject area (the foreign language must match the applied programme)
  • BA in International Business Communication with two foreign languages (one of the foreign languages must match the applied programme)
  • A Professional Bachelor's degree in English and IT-based Marketing Communication.

 You can also apply if you hold a similar degree including a minimum of:

  • 40 ECTS within the applied foreign language in relation to business communication, including:
  • 15 ECTS within methodological and analytical skills.

 If your degree does not fulfill the entry requirements, the study board will decide whether you can follow one or more supplementary courses.

Read more about supplementing for a Master's degree programme

Language requirements

The language requirements differ depending on the applied foreign language.

If you apply for the programme with English as a foreign language, you must prove a proficiency in English equivalent to level B in a Danish high school. 

If you apply for the programme with German or Danish as a foreign language, you also need a proficiency in English equivalent to a B-level since the programme is taught in English. However, since translation tasks are a part of these programmes, it is important that you possess further qualifications in either English, Danish or German.

Therefore, if you apply for the programme with German as a foreign language, you must prove:

  • English on an A-level, or:
  • English on a B-level and Danish on an A-level. Nordic applicants can prove a proficiency in Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish or Icelandic equivalent to a Danish A-level.

If you apply for the programme with Danish as a foreign language, you must prove: 

  • English on an A-level, or:
  • English on a B-level and German on an A-level.
Legal claim

When you finish a Bachelor's degree in Modern Languages and Intercultural Communication from University of Southern Denmark you have a legal claim for admission to the Master's programme if you apply in immediate continuation of the completed Bachelor's degree. Please be aware that your claim for admission is only valid if you apply before the deadline - find information on deadlines below.

Selection criteria

There is a limited number 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. In the assessment of your application, emphasis is put on your account for:
    • what particular elements of the programme appeals to you.
    • the relevance of the programme in relation to your previous education, your work experience, and your other engagements.
    • the relevance of the programme in relation to your future plans.

 Each criterion is weighted 50 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

Apply for study start September 1st - the form opens on January 1st

GO TO THE APPLICATION PORTAL

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