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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To apply for the Master's Program in Cultural Sociology, you need a relevant bachelor's degree. You can apply if you hold one of the following degrees:

  • BSc in Sociology
  • BSc Anthropology
  • BSc in Social Science
  • BSc in Political Science
  • BSc Ethnology
  • BSc in Global Studies
  • BA in Work-Life Studies

You can also apply if you hold another relevant bachelor's or professional bachelor's degree that includes a minimum of 10 ECTS in Social Science Methods and/or Statistics (BSc level). Once you have applied, the study board will determine whether your degree fulfils the entry requirements.

English language requirements

Since the program is taught entirely in English, you are required to submit proof/documentation of your proficiency in English, unless your bachelor's degree gives you a legal claim for admission. See the English language requirements.

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 the 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.

Supplementing your degree

Depending on the courses you have taken on your bachelor's program you may be required to complete supplementary courses in qualitative methods (5 ECTS) and/or statistical tool (5 ECTS). Both these courses are offered in August at the SDU campus in Esbjerg. See courses here.

As a bachelor's student at SDU, you can apply for permission to follow up to 30 ECTS Master's level courses even though you have yet to complete your Bachelor's degree.

You can be granted permission if you have the necessary academic qualifications. The progression of your Bachelor’s programme is crucial to the outcome of your application.

Check to see whether you fulfil the conditions

By choosing your faculty below you can see which conditions you generally must fulfil to be permitted to take Master’s level courses. Please acquaint yourself with the rules before you apply for permission since you must indicate in your application whether you fulfil the conditions or not. Read more here.

If you have previously studied at the program, or if you already do, then special rules may apply when you apply for admission.

You can see which rules may apply for you and what to do on the page: Studied in a Master's programme before?

Have you completed a Master's programme?

If you've already obtained a Master's degree, you can only be admitted to a new programme if there are vacant study places in the programme.

Learn more about the rule and the possibility to apply for exemption

Have you completed another type of study programme?

As long as you do not hold a Master's degree, you are free to apply for admission to a new programme.

Study start

1. September

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Application deadlines

Study start 1. September:

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

Last Updated 27.08.2021