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Culture, Communication and Globalisation

Application and requirements

Admission requirements

The admission requirement for the Master's degree programme in Culture, Communication and Globalization is a completed relevant bachelor's degree. A Bachelor's degree is considered relevant if its central subjects provide the student with competences which are equivalent to at least 30 ECTS within one or more subject areas of the CCG programme, i.g. international and/or inter-cultural relations, communication relevant to the scope of the CCG programme, consumption and market communication, organisation and management, international relations and the global order, international migration and ethnic relations.
In addition, documented knowledge of the methodologies of the humanities or social sciences is required.
 

Bachelor’s degrees from AAU which qualify students for direct admission

A bachelor's degree in Language and International Studies, English, from Aalborg University qualifies students for direct admission to the master's degree programme if admission is in immediate continuation of the completed bachelor's degree.


Bachelor’s degrees from AAU which may qualify students for admission

The following Bachelor’s degrees acquired from Aalborg University may qualify students for admission to the master's degree programme: Danish plus a minor, English plus a minor, German plus a minor, International Business Communication (French, English, Spanish, German), History plus a minor, Humanistic Informatics, Social Sciences plus a minor, Politics and Public Administration, Sociology and Organizational Learning, Language and International Studies, Spanish.


Bachelor’s degrees from other Danish universities

The following Bachelor’s degrees from other Danish universities may qualify students for admission to the master's degree programme: Anthropology and Ethnography, English and Organisational Communication and International Business Communication: Modern Languages and Intercultural Communication.


Professional Bachelor’s degrees

You may apply for admission to the master's degree programme if you have a professional Bachelor’s degree in International Sales and Marketing. However, there are certain requirements that you must meet:

All programme modules of both the Academy Profession (AP) degree and the Professional Bachelor’s (PBA) degree must have relevance with regard to the CCG Master’s programme. Applicants may be admitted in cases where the study board deems that (s)he has completed relevant study modules and has obtained sufficient methodological competences to complete the Master’s programme.

Applicants with the above mentioned professional Bachelor’s degree must in addition to the standard application form submit a description of their previous studies – including any internships and topics of major assignments or projects – as well as a one-page motivated application that documents the relevance of previous studies to the CCG programme.


For exchange students

Exchange students applying for the programme must have completed at least 4 semesters of bachelor studies to be considered for enrolment into the programme.

If you do not meet the admission requirements

Applicants who do not meet the above-mentioned requirements may be granted admission if the Study Board deems that the applicant holds the equivalent educational competences. The study board may then invite the applicant for an interview.
For further information, see uddannelsestjekker.aau.dk and the programme’s curriculum.

The Study Board does not pre-assess applications for admission. This means that academic assessments are carried out only when an application for admission is submitted.


Restricted admission to the master's degree programme in Culture, Communication and Globalization

As of 2017, admission will be restricted to the Master's degree programme in Culture, Communication and Globalization, and we expect to admit a total of 120 students.

Assessment and prioritisation of the qualified applicants will take place on the basis of the following selection criteria:

  • The number of ECTS credits in addition to the required 30 ECTS credits obtained within relevant subject areas of the qualifying Bachelor’s degree (international and/or inter-cultural relations, communication relevant to the programme’s subjects, consumption and market communication, organisation and management, international relations and the global order, international migration and ethnic relations).
  • The grade point average for ECTS credits obtained within subject areas relevant to the Master’s degree programme in Culture, Communication and Globalization (international and/or inter-cultural relations, communication relevant to the programme’s subjects, consumption and market communication, organisation and management, international relations and the global order, international migration and ethnic relations).

Applicants who already have a Master's degree will normally only be admitted to a new Master's degree programme with restricted admission if vacant student places are available. In case of exceptional circumstances, you can apply for an exemption. Together with your application for admission, please enclose documentation for the exceptional circumstances in question.


Apply for admission

The programme has only a September intake. The application deadline is 1 March. Applications received after this date will not be considered.
Applicants for this programme must apply online at STADS-DANS.

Please find more information about entry and admission requirements, application forms and procedures, deadlines and tuition fees, etc. at: How to apply to Aalborg University.


Applicants from AAU

If you are already enrolled at AAU, you can find information about admission to a master's degree programme at your faculty website.

 

Entry restrictions

This programme is entry restricted. Please see the specific admission criteria before applying.

Official English language requirements

Applicants applying for Master's programmes at Aalborg University must submit results of an IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge test with the below mentioned minimum scores:

Danish B level in English compares to:

IELTS (academic test). Minimum score: 6.5
TOEFL (paper-based): Minimum score: 560
TOEFL (internet-based): Minimum score: 88
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE)
Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
Cambridge First Certificate with the grade B
 

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Application Deadline

Deadline for applying is 1st March

You must apply digitally via the online application portal. Please read the application procedures before applying.

 

Application procedures

How to apply

When you apply for a Master's programme at Aalborg University, you have to use STADS-DANS which is a national Danish digital application system in which the entire application process is handled.

Please note that some of the programmes offered may be subject to restricted admission. That means that the individual programmes may have a limited number of student places. Information on the programmes affected and the exact number of places offered will be available shortly when finally clarified.
 

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