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CULTURE, COMMUNICATION AND GLOBALISATION, MASTER

Application and requirements

Latin American Studies (LAS) is an interdisciplinary specialisation. A bachelor’s degree in social sciences or humanities such as History, Human Geography, Law, Anthropology, Languages and International Studies (SIS) or Communication and Cultural Studies qualifies for admission.

Latin American Studies (LAS) can also be chosen alongside an existing Master’s programme, e.g.

  • Development and International Relations
  • European Studies
  • Culture, Communication & Globalization
  • Tourism
  • History
  • Sociology
  • Public Administration.

Faculties including engineering and technical sciences can also enrol in the LAS specialisation as part of their Master’s programme.

Restricted admission to the master's degree programme in Development and International Relations/European studies

If you want to apply for the Master's degree programme in Development and International Relations or European Studies with specialisation in either Arctic Studies, Latin American Studies, Global Gender Studies or Chinese Area Studies, you must apply for the Master's degree programme in Development and International Relations (Aalborg) or the Master's degree programme in European Studies. If you are admitted to the Master's degree programme, we will send you an email with information about how to apply for a specialisation.

As of 2016, admission will be restricted to the Master's degree programme in Development and International Relations and the Master's programme in European Studies. The number of student places will be:

  • 99 student places at Development and International Relations (Aalborg)
  • 11 student places at Development and International Relations with specialisation in China and International Relations (Aalborg and Beijing)
  • 60 student places at Development and International Relations with specialisation in Global Refugee Studies (Copenhagen)
  • 34 student places at European Studies (Aalborg)
  • 1 student place at European Studies with specialisation in China and International Relations (Aalborg and Beijing).

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

  • The grade point average for ECTS credits obtained during the qualifying Bachelor's degree at the time of application.

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.

For information about the application process, deadlines, tuition fee, scholarship etc. please see the relevant MA programmes in the study guide or How to apply to Aalborg University.

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). 6.5 overall band score
TOEFL (internet-based): Minimum score: 85
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency (CPE): 180 / level C1
Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): 180 / grade C
ECPE: Passed test including certificate

Read more about language requirements

Application Deadline

This programme only offers September intake. 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 the Application Portal 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.
 

Learn more about how to apply