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The choices you make along the way define your future opportunities

The master’s degree programme in English Studies will offer you a lot of freedom of choice and the opportunity to shape the programme according to your interests: 

  • Do you want to study abroad?
  • How about a project-oriented course?
  • What do you want to learn in your assignments, projects and elective courses?
  • Do you want to work alone or with others?
  • What type of problem do you want to work on in your master’s thesis?

On mysdu you can find more about the elements and choices included in the master’s degree programme in English Studies. When graduating in two years, not two graduates from the programme will have the same competences. This means that our graduates can handle many different tasks upon completing their master’s degree. Tasks that match the competences they have developed along the way. You have many options – and to a large extent the choices you make along the way will define your options.

Examples of what graduates have learned and what they do

Below you can read more about what our graduates often gain from their years at SDU and how they contribute in the world. The lists are not exhaustive – you will find lots of graduates who have used their master’s degree programme to learn other things and created a future that you could not possibly have imagined. 

This is one of the strengths of a degree in the humanities.

You learn

A Master in English Studies is a learning process in which you learn to:

  • convey professional issues and solutions to both professionals and non-specialists.
  • translate between English and Danish, considering the linguistic correctness, style and situation.
  • analyse different complex language and text forms.
  • make aesthetic and communicative assessments.
  • introduce contents in a manner that is customized to the target groups and with the involvement of the appropriate media.
  • initiate and carry out professional and interdisciplinary cooperation.

Perhaps you are thinking that your education includes other, exciting competences and much more. And that is a good thing, because you are the expert and can continue adding things to the ‘list’ during your education.

You contribute

Specifically, you can take up a position where you:

  • work journalistically and editorially with television, radio or journals.
  • convey text or questions accurate and short, possibly as a copywriter at a publishing company.
  • enter projects about communication and marketing at advertising agencies and in private or public companies.
  • act as an adviser or a consultant in different organizations, for example in the field of culture, communication or education.
  • apply your knowledge of intercultural issues within the English-speaking countries and their relations to Denmark, for example in the field of service and tourism or ministries and embassies.
  • teach at upper secondary schools or folk schools.