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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You fulfil the entry requirements if you have one of the following bachelor's degrees:

  • BA in anthropology, sociology or similar
  • BA in business administration or similar
  • BA in business communication or similar
  • BA or BSc in industrial design, graphic design, multimedia or similar
  • BSc or BEng in mechatronics, electronics, IT or similar

You can also be admitted if you have a relevant professional bachelor's degree e.g.: 

  • Nursing
  • Education
  • Multimedia

If you don't have a bachelor's degree but have comparable academic qualifications, you may be accepted for the programme based on an individual assessment.

English language requirements

The programme is taught in English. Therefore, you are required to submit proof of your proficiency in English unless your Bachelor's gives you a legal claim for admission. See the English language requirements.

Motivational letter, portfolio and interview

Please upload a motivational letter in the application portal briefly describing why you apply and what you expect to gain by completing the programme.

You also have to upload a portfolio with samples of previous work showing your ability and creativity. Choose something you are proud of: a product sketch, essay, picture, analysis, web URL etc. Show us something that tells us who you are, and what you can do.

If you fulfil the entry requirements, we will invite you to a personal interview. For applicants from outside Denmark and neighbouring countries, we will conduct telephone interviews.

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 the selection of applicants:

  • Motivational letter
  • Portfolio
  • Interview

Applicants are ranked based on an overall assessment of the motivational letter, the portfolio, and the interview. In the assessment we emphasise:

  • When we evaluate your application we emphasise:
  • Creativity
  • Management and collaboration skills 
  • Initiative and ability to reflect 
  • Strong analytic and academic skills 
  • Ability to express ideas visually 

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 06.07.2021