The university was founded in 1928 and today it has several world-class research fields.

Aarhus University (AU) is a top ten university among universities founded within the past 100 years. It has a long tradition of partnerships with some of the world's best research institutions and university networks.

AU has a strong commitment to the development of a society that is realised through its collaboration with government agencies and institutions and the business community.

The university’s goal is to contribute towards solving the complex global challenges facing the world. The university, therefore, strives to combine the high level of academic standards of its researchers with collaboration across disciplinary boundaries to combine research in new ways.

This takes place in close contact with the world around us and creates the basis for the university to be internationally competitive within the areas of research, education, talent development and knowledge exchange.

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MA

Aarhus University

The Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Journalism, Media and Globalisation builds on the diverse journalistic experience of its students. It offers a venue for the analysis, inte ... [+]

Two-year international Erasmus mundus Master’s degree

The Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Journalism, Media and Globalisation builds on the diverse journalistic experience of its students. It offers a venue for the analysis, interpretation, and understanding of the global changes that are increasingly challenging the traditional boundaries between media, politics, technology, and culture.

Students engage in lively and insightful discussions with classmates from around the world, sharing their unique experiences in journalism and communication-related fields.

Learn at leading institutions

The programme has been granted the EU’s Erasmus Mundus label. Students spend their first year jointly between Aarhus University – taught by faculty from the Department of Political Science and the Department of Information and Media Studies – and the highly respected Danish School of Media and Journalism. In year two, the programme splits into four specialisms, offered by some of Europe’s leading universities.... [-]

Denmark Aarhus
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Aarhus University

The MA program in sustainable heritage management (SHM) at Aarhus University provides you with the knowledge and competencies needed to meet the multiple challenges of co ... [+]

Combining theory with practice

The MA program in sustainable heritage management (SHM) at Aarhus University provides you with the knowledge and competencies needed to meet the multiple challenges of contemporary heritage policy, management and research.

Working with cultural and natural heritage means being conscious of, and taking responsibility for, the links between humans, our environment, and what remains from the past. We acknowledge that heritage is also an integral part of the present and a potential resource for the future.

The Sustainable Management program equips you, through engaging with theory and best practice, with the skills necessary to work in the exciting, expanding and increasingly complex field of heritage. You will be trained in a uniquely interdisciplinary environment to understand, designate, assess, retain and sustain heritage and to develop, revise and innovate the future shapes of the sector.... [-]

Denmark Aarhus
September 2019
Full-time
4 semesters

MSc

Aarhus University

Students in the Agro-Environmental Management programme are out to change the world. Rather than just making minor changes to existing production systems, these students ... [+]

MSc in Agro-Environmental Management Developing sustainable agroecosystems

Students in the Agro-Environmental Management programme are out to change the world. Rather than just making minor changes to existing production systems, these students are out to rethink the entire production cycle by optimising production goals as well as environmental targets. They seek to develop sustainable pathways for every level of food production, to use new technologies to comply with an increased regulation, and to eliminate waste from the entire production cycle. This approach is not about maximising production – it’s about balancing production with environmental concerns.

Courses provide a strong theoretical background in subjects such as the management of border systems and the workings of the nutrient cycle. In the second year, students will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge to their thesis project.... [-]

Denmark Aarhus
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Aarhus University

Developing solutions for healthy food production while decreasing environmental impact and increasing animal welfare is the main focus in the agrobiology programme at Aar ... [+]

MSc in Agrobiology Food production in a challenging future

Developing solutions for healthy food production while decreasing environmental impact and increasing animal welfare is the main focus in the agrobiology programme at Aarhus University. Topics of study are genetics, biotechnology, production systems, and the interaction of agriculture with nature, among others. The programme is broadly science-based with a focus on applicability and problem-solving, and takes an integrative approach to learning about the biology behind food production.

Cross-sectional knowledge and approaches

The core of this programme is biology, with perspectives on sustainability, environmental impact, animal health and welfare, plant health, and product quality. Students can choose between specialisations including animal nutrition, plant nutrition, animal health and welfare, plant health, and pest management, or combine animal and plant sciences. Because this is a cross-disciplinary master’s, students can also choose courses from other academic programmes.... [-]

Denmark Aarhus
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Aarhus University

Developing and optimising chemical and biotechnological processes plays a key role in modern society. It is predicted that the industry of the future will be characterise ... [+]

MSc in Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering Developing the processes of the future

Developing and optimising chemical and biotechnological processes plays a key role in modern society. It is predicted that the industry of the future will be characterised by production that is environmentally correct and energy-efficient.

In the first year of the Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering programme, learning is mainly based on lectures and theoretical exercises. The second year mainly consists of project work, which involves students working closely with external companies. Students who are hungry for more have the possibility of continuing with a PhD. On this path, the student adds three extra years to their studies, working more independently on solving concrete problems. This can also take the form of an industrial PhD in collaboration with a company.... [-]

Denmark Aarhus
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Aarhus University

The MSc in Civil and Architectural Engineering provides you with a sound knowledge of building and construction and the opportunity to specialise in a related field. ... [+]

MSc in Civil and Architectural Engineering Combining Deep Knowledge With Practice

The MSc programme in Civil and Architectural Engineering provides you with insight into advanced theoretical and practical aspects of topics in civil and architectural engineering, as well as the opportunity to specialise in a related field.

The programme is taught by faculty members who are active researchers, so students benefit from a research-intensive environment. You will have the chance to work with researchers and complete a project in collaboration with a private company.

Specialise As You Choose

Year one of the MSc consists of one compulsory study package and two specialised study packages. All students take the compulsory study package, but you can choose your own two specialised study packages from the options listed on the next page. Year two consists of an elective programme and a Master’s thesis, the topic of which is decided upon consultation with professors.... [-]

Denmark Aarhus
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Aarhus University

Cognitive science is the study of the human mind, brain, and behavior. Cognitive scientists use advanced statistical modeling and sensitive experimental methods to reveal ... [+]

The Study Of The Human Mind And How It Is Shaped By And Shapes Our Experiences

Cognitive science is the study of the human mind, brain, and behavior. Cognitive scientists use advanced statistical modeling and sensitive experimental methods to reveal the nature of cognitive processes. They do this to advance our knowledge of human thought and behavior and apply this knowledge in real-world settings.

Cognitive scientists are trained to develop a rigorous theoretical understanding of topics such as human decision-making, problem-solving, language and communication, action and movement, and attention and perception, and they use this understanding to solve real-world problems. They are trained to use experimental methods including functional brain imaging, eye-tracking, behavioral experiments, and theoretical modeling.... [-]

Denmark Aarhus
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Aarhus University

Students in the MSc in Computer Engineering can specialise in relevant fields of study connected with system and instrument development involving software, hardware, and ... [+]

MSc in Computer Engineering Choose your special area of study

Students in the MSc in Computer Engineering can specialise in relevant fields of study connected with system and instrument development involving software, hardware, and communication technology. Depending on your chosen specialisation, upon completion of the degree, you will be awarded the title of either Master of Science in Engineering (Computer Engineering) or Master of Science and Technology (Computer Engineering).

Your teachers will be researchers from the Department of Engineering and Department of Computer Science, as well as lecturers and development engineers at the Aarhus University School of Engineering. The degree programme thus benefits from research and development projects carried out in all three environments.... [-]

Denmark Aarhus
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Aarhus University

The Master’s programme in Computer Science is dedicated to the highest-quality teaching in an informal learning environment. Our international teaching staff expect stude ... [+]

MSc in Computer Science For a career in programming and software development High-level research

Whether your interest is in complex algorithms, IT security, logic and semantics, pervasive computing, or something completely different within the field of computer science, this programme will give you the opportunity to specialise in an area of your choice.

For more information regarding research areas in computer science at Aarhus University, visit www. cs.au.dk/research.

Quality teaching in an informal setting

The Master’s programme in Computer Science is dedicated to the highest-quality teaching in an informal learning environment. Our international teaching staff expect students to take an active part in the programme, and staff-student consultation is always encouraged. The teaching is a mix of lectures and classes, with preparatory work in study groups.... [-]

Denmark Aarhus
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Aarhus University

The MSc programme in Business-to-Business Marketing and Purchasing focuses on the managerial challenges related to operating in industrial markets. It prepares students f ... [+]

MSc in Economics and Business Administration - Business-To-Business Marketing and Purchasing

The MSc programme in Business-to-Business Marketing and Purchasing focuses on the managerial challenges related to operating in industrial markets. It prepares students for a wide range of careers, mainly in the private sector. Students on the programme gain skills in areas such as business-to-business marketing and strategy, purchasing management, relationship management, innovation, pricing, and the regulation of cooperation in business markets.

Deep understanding of business markets

Firms operating in business markets cater to the needs of other firms rather than private households, and in so doing they face specific challenges and opportunities. Business-to-business activities constitute the main part of any developed economy, and managers who are able to understand, develop and manage such activities – upstream as well as downstream – are an important asset to firms.... [-]

Denmark Aarhus
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Aarhus University

Today’s organisations rely heavily on information technologies (IT) to meet their business needs. The MSc in Information Management prepares you for a career at the inter ... [+]

MSc in Economics and Business Administration - Information Management Multidisciplinary study at the interface of it and business

Today’s organisations rely heavily on information technologies (IT) to meet their business needs. The MSc in Information Management prepares you for a career at the interface of IT and business. You will gain the expertise to translate strategic and operational needs into better systems with improved performance, enabling you to play a key role in modern organisations and businesses.

Multidisciplinary functions

Working with information and IT requires the ability to perform multidisciplinary functions. The Information Management programme will prepare you for this by offering close dialogue and contact between students and teachers and by integrating project work and cooperation as tools in your learning process.... [-]

Denmark Aarhus
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Aarhus University

The MSc programme in Economics and Business Administration – International Business Development aims to build the business developers of tomorrow. The programme focuses o ... [+]

MSc in Economics and Business Administration - International Business Development

In today’s business world, strong business development skills have become a vital, central part of company management and development. Companies and organisations need to develop their businesses, business models and processes rapidly and efficiently in order to meet the ever-changing needs and demands of customers and of society. For this reason, more and more companies are hiring to business developers to carry out key management and development tasks in order to safeguard their existing markets and gain a competitive advantage in new markets.

Be one of tomorrow’s business developers

The MSc programme in Economics and Business Administration – International Business Development aims to build the business developers of tomorrow. The programme focuses on business development and the implementation of strategies related to business development processes. It provides students with the analytical decision tools they will need to make the professional decisions that will ensure targeted management of the company’s knowledge-workers, as well as innovation and optimisation of the company’s business and processes. The programme is intended for students who wish to gain understanding and insight into business development in large global companies as well as small and medium-sized companies.... [-]

Denmark Herning
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Aarhus University

What are the costs and benefits of building a new airport in Berlin? Do Bangladeshi farmers benefit more from direct financial support or price guarantees? How many cars ... [+]

MSc in Economics and Business Administration – International Economic Consulting Solving the global challenges of today and tomorrow

What are the costs and benefits of building a new airport in Berlin? Do Bangladeshi farmers benefit more from direct financial support or price guarantees? How many cars will need parking space in Copenhagen in 2020? How can CO2 quotas be priced and distributed efficiently? What pipelines need to be built in order to secure the EU’s future gas supply?

These and many other challenges situated at the intersection of economics and management form the basis of the MSc in International Economic Consulting. The increasing complexity of international relations has led to a steadily growing demand for international economic consulting services. Large multinational corporations, regional and national policy-makers, international organizations like the World Bank, the EU and the OECD, as well as a growing number of non-profit interest groups, require sound economic analyses and feasibility studies for a wide range of issues.... [-]

Denmark Aarhus
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Aarhus University

The two-year MSc programme in Economics and Management gives students an in-depth knowledge of a range of economics and management disciplines. The programme is flexible, ... [+]

MSc in Economics and Management Studying in an internationally renowned environment with your own personal profile An internationally renowned research environment

The two-year MSc programme in Economics and Management gives students an in-depth knowledge of a range of economics and management disciplines. The programme is flexible, giving the students the opportunity to specialise in a specific field or in a combination of economics and management topics.

Researchers in the programme work in the fields of accounting, finance, macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics, and economics of business. The MSc programme allows students to create a personal academic profile within one or across several of these fields. Progress in the chosen courses is closely followed and monitored to ensure the students’ academic development. Each semester, the department offers about thirty elective courses. The broad range of courses allows you to specialise in a particular field of interest and to compose an individual course programme.... [-]

Denmark Aarhus
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Aarhus University

As a student on the MSc in Electrical Engineering programme, you have the option of specialising in a number of areas within electrical engineering, including analogue an ... [+]

MSc in Electrical Engineering Combining knowledge with technical expertise Specialise as you choose

As a student on the MSc in Electrical Engineering programme, you have the option of specialising in a number of areas within electrical engineering, including analogue and digital electronics for regulation as well as data transmission and collection.

During the first year, students take courses which provide the academic foundation required for the chosen area of specialisation. Students can choose from a wide range of specialist areas ranging from optics to electro-optics, from semiconductor technology to pure electronics.

Build your own study plan

There is considerable freedom in choosing the subjects for the study plan and students can select from a number of optional modules, including experimental technology, data collection, micro-controls, materials physics and much more. In consultation with the specialist lecturers, students can design precisely the study plan that suits their interests and background.... [-]

Denmark Aarhus
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Aarhus University

Businesses today face issues of rapid innovation and change that have led to increased demand for graduates with a thorough understanding of engineering practices, and of ... [+]

MSc in Engineering - Technology Based Business Development Problem-solving in a real-life context

Businesses today face issues of rapid innovation and change that have led to increased demand for graduates with a thorough understanding of engineering practices, and of new support technologies for business model innovation. On the MSc in Technology-Based Business Development, you will learn to collect, generate, understand and assess new technological knowledge, new business opportunities and new central technologies for companies.

Problem-solving in a real-life context

During the first and second semesters, the MSc programme applies theories, models and concepts to real-life problems. These first two semesters give you the opportunity to work on assignments that originate with a company and may also be carried out within the same context. In the third and fourth semesters, students can intensify their engagement with a company so that most of their credits are gained in the corporate environment. The company could also be the student’s own start-up company within the framework of our business incubator.... [-]

Denmark Herning
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Aarhus University

The two-year MSc in Geophysics programme at Aarhus University is taught at the Department of Geoscience and is open to students from higher education institutions both in ... [+]

MSc in Geophysics ON LAND, AT SEA AND IN OIL

Earthquakes, groundwater, and hydrocarbons are not only concerns for us all, but also primary focal areas for a geophysicist. The two-year MSc in Geophysics programme at Aarhus University is taught at the Department of Geoscience and is open to students from higher education institutions both in Denmark and abroad. A BSc degree in geology or in physics, with geophysics as a major study area or with a similar background, gives access to the MSc programme on the basis of an individual assessment. English skills corresponding to a B-level are required. The degree programme is both practical and research-oriented and reflects the interests of the business community, research institutions, and the public sector. As an MSc student on the programme, you will have excellent opportunities for working with researchers in the laboratory or in the field, and you also have the opportunity of completing a project in collaboration with a private company.... [-]

Denmark Aarhus
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Aarhus University

Challenging conventional understandings of security Human Security is a unique master’s programme and the first of its kind in Europe. In the course of this cross-discipl ... [+]

Human Security is a unique master’s programme and the first of its kind in Europe. In the course of this cross-disciplinary programme, you will achieve a deeper understanding of social and environmental conflicts around the world. These conflicts are multi-dimensional, and we cannot separate the effects of food security from environmental security, economic security from human dignity or from health. Rather than trying to separate them, you will learn how to analyse and intervene in this complex network of interwoven social, economic and political factors. The Master’s programme is directed by the Department of Anthropology and is based at Campus Moesgaard south of Aarhus city.

Challenging conventional understandings of security ... [-]
Denmark Aarhus
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Aarhus University

The programme provides students with the opportunity to apply theory to practical issues, with scope for interdisciplinary collaboration. You will gain a sound understand ... [+]

MSc in Mechanical Engineering Combining theory with practice

How do you design the blades of a wind turbine? How do you calculate the lifetime of a computer chip or a fuel cell? How do you analyse the dynamics of a racing car? These are just some of the questions you may be exploring on the MSc in Mechanical Engineering programme.

The programme provides students with the opportunity to apply theory to practical issues, with scope for interdisciplinary collaboration. You will gain a sound understanding of advanced calculation methodologies, such as the finite element method (FEM) and multidisciplinary simulation tools. You will study topics such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD), structural dynamics and modal analysis, and fracture mechanics and fatigue. The basis for these competencies includes continuum mechanics, elasticity theory and plasticity theory.... [-]

Denmark Aarhus
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Aarhus University

The MSc programme in Organic Agriculture and Food Systems (EUR-Organic) is a unique degree combining high-ranking research environments with state-of-the-art knowledge fr ... [+]

MSc in Organic Agriculture and Food Systems Agrobiology double degree

The MSc programme in Organic Agriculture and Food Systems (EUR-Organic) is a unique degree combining high-ranking research environments with state-of-the-art knowledge from industry leaders in organic food production. It prepares students to develop the solutions of tomorrow, focusing on goals such as high crop yields, high animal welfare, and low environmental impact. Students also learn how agriculture systems and current methods of food production work. At Aarhus University organic agriculture is an integrated part of all courses, and therefore the programme for students specialising in organic agriculture also includes courses focused on farming in an organic setting.... [-]

Denmark Aarhus
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Aarhus University

The MSc in Political Science is the flagship degree of our top European political science department, whose high ratings and research attract academics from around the gl ... [+]

MSc in Political Science A broad, research-oriented degree programme

Does diversity jeopardise the welfare state? How is political radicalisation prevented? Why are Scandinavians more trustful than other people? At the Department of Political Science, our objective is to choose the right research strategies, methods, and theoretical concepts that will enable us to answer such questions. This may involve conducting surveys, statistical modelling, or interviews, spending hours at the library, or going on field trips to the Middle East.

The MSc in Political Science is the flagship degree of our top European political science department, whose high ratings and research attract academics from around the globe to its vibrant community of scholars. This is a high-quality, two-year programme for those who seek a comprehensive political science master’s focusing on research design and methodology. The programme gives students the possibility to specialise in the subfields of comparative politics, political theory, political sociology, international relations, public policy, or public administration.... [-]

Denmark Aarhus
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus

Master

Aarhus University

The Master's degree program in European studies is for anyone with a Bachelor's degree in a relevant social science or humanistic subject who would like to add a European ... [+]

European studies: European connections

The Master's degree program in European studies is for anyone with a Bachelor's degree in a relevant social science or humanistic subject who would like to add a European dimension to their education. The purpose of the degree program is to give you general knowledge of European conditions, political as well as historical and cultural, to build on the insight you gained in your BA studies.

Work internationally and interculturally

With a Master’s degree in European studies, you are qualified to analyse, understand and work with both European diversity and everything that brings Europeans together. European studies is an interdisciplinary and multicultural degree program and therefore prepares you to work in international organisations, large corporations and in public administration.... [-]

Denmark Aarhus
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Aarhus University

In today’s world, the culture of any country or language area must be understood in the perspective of globalisation. As a student of Intercultural Studies, this understa ... [+]

Local cultures in a globalised world

In today’s world, the culture of any country or language area must be understood in the perspective of globalisation. As a student of Intercultural Studies, this understanding forms the basis of your studies of virtually all cultural phenomena and historical circumstances. Encounters between cultures and the consequent intercultural conduct and interplay are the focal points of the programme. The programme focuses on developing your ability to navigate and act practically and theoretically based on the cultural, internationalised landscape with a view to communicating with the international partners of your organisation, identifying opportunities for development and challenges, and initiating projects and opening up new paths.... [-]

Denmark Aarhus
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Aarhus University

The Master in Linguistics is the science of language. You don’t learn all the languages in the world, but you learn to understand them. As a Master’s degree student of Li ... [+]

Introduction

The Master in Linguistics is the science of language. You don’t learn all the languages in the world, but you learn to understand them. As a Master’s degree student of Linguistics at the University of Aarhus, you deal with many different aspects of language and how it is used. You study topics such as the way languages change as dynamic systems over periods of time of longer (e.g., over hundreds or thousands of years) or shorter durations (e.g., over a person’s lifetime), applied linguistics, cognition and language, linguistic typology (the unity and diversity of languages), as well as interactional linguistics (the structure of interpersonal interaction). In all of these subject areas, you learn to analyze data using subject-specific methodologies and insights. In addition, some courses are geared toward research projects.... [-]

Denmark Aarhus
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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