MA in International Studies
THE WHOLE WORLD AS YOUR WORKPLACE
The International Studies programme at Aarhus University provides students with the background necessary to understand and assess current events and global trends. They will become experts in international affairs. The programme is truly interdisciplinary, drawing on political science, law, anthropology, sociology and history, while also training students in international project management. Professors from different departments are teaching courses from their own disciplines in the programme, so that students benefit from a genuinely multidisciplinary academic experience.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERNSHIP OR STUDY ABROAD
Students can choose to do an internship or to study abroad, usually in the third semester but at any point after the first year, provided course credit requirements are met. Internships offer a valuable opportunity for students to develop their interests, apply what they have learned in class and prove themselves in a working environment, and they often lead to a job after graduation. Students can also choose to stay in Aarhus and spend their third semester studying at the university.
MULTICULTURAL, INTERNATIONAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
The International Studies programme is fully international, meaning that students come from all over the world. Although Romanians speak Romanian with fellow Romanians and Chinese students speak Chinese with fellow Chinese, the language of teaching is English and the student culture is global. Graduates acquire a high degree of cultural sensitivity as an inextricable part of their studies. For any international career, this is essential.
The interdisciplinary nature of this programme prepares students to push agendas and work strategically in leadership positions or at internationally oriented jobs. Graduates may find themselves working in embassies, private companies, NGOs, government organisations, or in research positions. Notable alumni have landed in managerial positions at companies such as LEGO and Disney. Others have worked in foreign ministries or as political consultants in government. Yet others have pursued a PhD in the social sciences or the humanities, in Denmark or abroad.
The admissions process favours goal-oriented students with a specific objective for their studies, which should be made clear in their application letter of motivation. Students from both humanities and the social sciences are welcome to apply. Students from the humanities should have at least 30 ECTS points in social sciences.
“We had some really good classroom discussions because there were so many international students. So if you’re excited by the idea of an international context, you won’t be disappointed. I really liked that the programme was interdisciplinary. It gave me broad knowledge of international matters in international companies and organisations, which is definitely something I use in my job now.”
MARIE ENEMARK OLSEN
MA in International Studies
Social Responsibility Manager, LEGO
PLACE OF STUDY
ANNUAL TUITION FEE
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: FREE
Others: EUR 8,000
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Last updated February 24, 2016