Aarhus University

Introduction

Aarhus University is an academically diverse and strongly research-oriented institution that creates and shares knowledge.

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 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 in Intercultural Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Aarhus Herning Copenhagen Emdrup + 3 more

In our increasingly interdependent world, cultural differences shape the everyday life of individuals as well as large corporations. These cultural and linguistic boundaries demand new skills to manage the deterritorialisation of culture, the transnational mobility of both humans and streams of information, and increased interconnectivity through the internet and social media. [+]

INTERCULTURAL UNDERSTANDING FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF GLOBALISATION In our increasingly interdependent world, cultural differences shape the everyday life of individuals as well as large corporations. These cultural and linguistic boundaries demand new skills to manage the deterritorialisation of culture, the transnational mobility of both humans and streams of information, and increased interconnectivity through the internet and social media. The new Intercultural Studies programme offers these skills. The programme prepares students to analyse various different contexts and engage in entrepreneurial activity using their foreign-language skills. Students can choose between five different tracks: Intercultural Studies (English) Intercultural Studies (French) Intercultural Studies (German) Intercultural Studies (Latin America) Intercultural Studies (Spanish and Spanish America) STUDY PROFILE The programme will develop students’ knowledge and skills in languages, intercultural communication and competence, and cultural understanding from the perspective of globalisation. Furthermore, the programme contains elements of project management, including the opportunity for a one-semester internship. Students will study key contemporary themes from a historical perspective within the fields of culture, language and society. The working methods include the study of real-life cases and project-oriented group work. STUDENT LIFE The Faculty of Arts and Aarhus University as a whole organise many events for students including lectures, student fairs, career days, seminars, celebrations and sports days. CAREERS Graduates of the programme are highly valued for their strong intercultural competencies and multilingual projects and processes by both private and public organisations in the international job market. “Do you wonder how the refugee crises and transnational conflicts influence identity constructions... [-]

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MSc in Agro-Environmental Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Aarhus Herning Copenhagen Emdrup + 3 more

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. [+]

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 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 in their thesis project. AN IDEAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT Denmark, a country that produces three times as much food as it consumes, is an ideal location for studying agricultural systems. Its agricultural history and long-standing strict environmental regulations mean that students have many practical examples and a large existing body of research to draw from. Aarhus University is alone in offering this specific degree. The programme looks at topics such as nutrient cycling and environmental management; environmental effects of various types of production; xenobiotics; use of natural resources; geographic information systems; environmental legislation and regulation; nature restoration; and climate change. These topics are of global relevance. Combined with the considerable Danish expertise and experience in this area, this means that the degree programme attracts students from all... [-]

MSc in Agrobiology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Aarhus Herning Copenhagen Emdrup + 3 more

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. [+]

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. Students will learn analytical and problem-solving skills, how to do research and how to generate new knowledge. In this programme emphasis is placed as much on the academic and professional skills as on the applied skills. AN INTERNATIONAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT International students make up roughly one-third of each class, providing students with international knowledge and perspectives and the possibility to learn about different environments – both academic and agricultural. Because agriculture industries and environmental impacts are international, it is natural to include different national perspectives in discussions about these topics. Denmark is an ideal place to study agriculture because of its huge food production industry, extensive agricultural research, and strict environmental... [-]

MSc in Anthropology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Aarhus Herning Copenhagen Emdrup + 3 more

Whether they are studying a religious cult in Brazil or human evolutionary fossils in the United Arab Emirates, anthropologists are concerned with the various different aspects that explain the cultural and ethnic differences between people’s perspectives and beliefs. The MSc in apractices as well as the accompanying rituals, ceremonies and processes that define us as human beings. [+]

SOCIAL AND CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN AN INTERCONNECTED WORLD Whether they are studying a religious cult in Brazil or human evolutionary fossils in the United Arab Emirates, anthropologists are concerned with the various different aspects that explain the cultural and ethnic differences between people’s perspectives and beliefs. The MSc in apractices as well as the accompanying rituals, ceremonies and processes that define us as human beings. The programme provides you with a thorough foundation in anthropological theory and analysis, an understanding of ethnographic approaches to the study of cultures and societies around the world, and a strong grounding in research methods and their interface with contemporary practices. With a focus on today’s quickly modernising world, this Master’s programme challenges the classic understanding of basic human conditions and the way they change by working with a comparative perspective and studying social and cultural conditions. There are three tracks in the MSc programme in anthropology. All of them are taught in English: General Anthropology (both a Danish and English track) Medical Anthropology and Glocal Ethnography Visual Anthropology In the first and second semester, you will take both theoretical and methodological courses in addition to elective subjects. In your third semester you will have the possibility to gain practical experience by doing anthropological fieldwork or by doing an internship at a Danish or international company or organisation. Many students draw on material and data from their fieldwork or practical training when they choose their supplementary subjects and thesis topic. GENERAL ANTHROPOLOGY This track builds... [-]

MSc in Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Aarhus Herning Copenhagen Emdrup + 3 more

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. [+]

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. CHOOSING YOUR SPECIALISATION The focus of the degree programme is the development and optimisation of processes in the chemical and biotechnological industries and in the environmental sector. If you have an engineering background in chemistry and choose to pursue this specialisation at MSc level, you will be able to work with areas as diverse as food, polymer chemistry, and membrane and separation technology. If on the other hand your background is in biotechnology, you can pursue this specialisation to gain opportunities to work in areas such as developing enzymes and proteins for use in ‘green’ production, lipid technology, and medical biotechnology. Whether your background is in chemistry or biotechnology, you will also be able to specialise in environmental technology, leading to opportunities to work in areas... [-]

MSc in Chemistry

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Aarhus Herning Copenhagen Emdrup + 3 more

The MSc programme in Chemistry lets students specialise in their chosen area of interest while building strong foundational knowledge in the field. Students can construct their own unique programme with courses from various branches of chemistry e.g. organic chemistry, NMR spectroscopy, analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, theoretical chemistry, physical and material chemistry. Courses and research opportunities are constantly reviewed to reflect the needs and demands of business and industry, research institutions and the public sector. [+]

CUSTOMISABLE, RESEARCH-DRIVEN INVESTIGATION IN CHEMISTRY The MSc programme in Chemistry lets students specialise in their chosen area of interest while building strong foundational knowledge in the field. Students can construct their own unique programme with courses from various branches of chemistry e.g. organic chemistry, NMR spectroscopy, analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, theoretical chemistry, physical and material chemistry. Courses and research opportunities are constantly reviewed to reflect the needs and demands of business and industry, research institutions and the public sector. GETTING SPECIFIC In the MSc in Chemistry programme, students get to choose the subject areas they want to specialise in. Aarhus University’s Department of Chemistry is recognised as a leader in the areas of: synthesis and analysis of new organic substances; nuclear magnetic resonance studies; X-ray and laser spectroscopy; computer simulations for investigations, calculations of molecular properties, reaction mechanisms; analytic atmospheric chemistry; and material chemistry – synthesis, structure, properties and new materials. Students on the programme have access to high-quality laboratory equipment and tools, offering them the opportunity for hands-on learning at the cutting edge of science. STUDENT LIFE Chemistry students quickly become acquainted with Alkymia, the Department’s student association, which hosts a weekly Friday bar and organises a range of exciting social events. The Maths–Physics Student Council also organises regular academic events for chemistry students. CAREERS Graduates from the MSc Chemistry programme typically find work in research, development, teaching, communication, or consulting in both public and private sectors. Aarhus University alumni have found interesting careers at a varied range of... [-]

MSc in Economics and Business Administration - Business Intelligence

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Aarhus Herning Copenhagen Emdrup + 3 more

This programme is concerned with concepts and methods for improving business decision-making by the use of fact-based support systems. [+]

GENERATING SOLUTIONS TO REAL BUSINESS PROBLEMS Business Intelligence is concerned with concepts and methods that can improve business decision-making by providing fact-based support systems. Organisations today increasingly use a set of techniques and tools to transform raw data into meaningful and useful information, to improve decision-making, to cut costs, to identify new business opportunities, and to pinpoint inefficient business processes that are ripe for re-engineering. APPLYING ACADEMIC STUDY IN THE REAL WORLD The first year of the MSc programme combines analytical tools with rigorous academic content and skills geared towards self-management and communication skills. In the third semester, you can choose elective courses at Aarhus University, AU Summer University or (as an exchange student) at one of 300 partner universities abroad. You also have the possibility to combine electives with an internship to strengthen your practical skill-set. Finally, the fourth semester is devoted to the master’s thesis. QUALITY TEACHING IN AN INFORMAL SETTING The MSc in Business Intelligence is dedicated to the highest-quality teaching in an informal and egalitarian learning environment. Students are always welcome to approach the teaching staff, and they are expected to participate actively in the classroom. Collaborating in small groups for project work gives students the chance to make the most of the international student environment. SOCIAL AND ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES Aarhus BSS hosts a rich and varied programme of activities for you as a student, both study-related and social. Our many student associations host events ranging from lectures and company events to career days and sports... [-]

MSc in Economics and Business Administration - Information Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Aarhus Herning Copenhagen Emdrup + 3 more

While other IT degree programmes are more technically oriented, this programme focuses on management and organisation. Students will learn how IT and information systems can support organisations, what kinds of benefits can be achieved from using these technologies, and how to manage and govern these systems. [+]

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. STRONG IT AND BUSINESS COMPETENCIES By the end of the programme you will be able to: participate creatively in the management of information resources and information technology; utilise IT to make businesses as well as their services and products more attractive and competitive; create and manage new IT systems that support business goals and strategies that are frequently international in scope; and participate in strategic planning, formulating requirements for new IT systems and implementing them within businesses and organisations. This MSc programme is not just for students with bachelor’s degrees with IT elements. It is relevant for all students with a bachelor’s degree within the field of economics and business administration who wish to combine IT and business studies. SOCIAL AND ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES Aarhus BSS hosts a rich and varied programme of activities for you as... [-]

MSc in Economics and Business Administration – Marketing and Business Innovation

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Herning Aarhus Copenhagen Emdrup + 3 more

The MSc in Marketing and Business Innovation is designed for the managers of tomorrow – for graduate students who seek an overall business understanding of the entire organisational innovation process and how that process is linked to key stakeholders, both inside and outside the organisation. [+]

MANAGERS OF TOMORROW The MSc in Marketing and Business Innovation is designed for the managers of tomorrow – for graduate students who seek an overall business understanding of the entire organisational innovation process and how that process is linked to key stakeholders, both inside and outside the organisation. COURSE OUTLINE The first semester features three courses: International Marketing Management, Business Research Methodology, and Innovation Management. The second semester comprises the following specialising courses: Business Innovation – Knowledge, Learning and Entrepreneurship, Leading Organisational Change, Marketing and Globalisation, and Strategy Synthesis. In the third semester, students choose from a broad range of elective courses. Students can tailor the study programme to fit their interests, which makes it possible to create a profile specialised primarily in marketing, innovation, strategy, or organisation and management. The third semester can also be spent studying abroad. The fourth semester is devoted to the final thesis. Students may choose their thesis topic freely and thus have the chance to concentrate on and specialise in a specific field of interest. COMPANY CONNECT PROGRAMME At the Department of Business Development and Technology (BTECH), our focus is on applied research. Our unique Company Connect programme links each student with a company throughout the study period. Students gain in-depth knowledge and experience of business life as theory is put into practice. STUDENT LIFE AT BTECH BTECH is an excellent environment in which to build a social life and network. Birk Campus offers accommodation for 400 students right next to the university, with... [-]

MSc in Economics and Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Aarhus Herning Copenhagen Emdrup + 3 more

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. [+]

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. IN THE COMPANY OF NOBEL LAUREATES Students on the programme are based in the Department of Economics and Business Economics. The department is renowned for setting high academic standards. It engages in close collaboration with many leading international researchers, including Nobel Laureates Robert F. Engle and, until his death in 2014, Dale T. Mortensen. The department’s outstanding research environment includes the Centre for Research in Econometric Analysis of Time Series (CREATES), where Nobel Laureate Robert F. Engle serves as member of the advisory board. INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY The academic environment at the department is characterised by international diversity: more than one-third of its academic staff and... [-]

MSc in Electrical Engineering

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Aarhus Herning Copenhagen Emdrup + 3 more

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 analog and digital electronics for regulation as well as data transmission and collection. [+]

COMBINING KNOWLEDGE WITH TECHNICAL EXPERTISE CHOICE OF SPECIALISED COURSES 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 analog 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. CREATING YOUR 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. FUTURE PROSPECTS The degree programme aims to train development engineers with the potential to innovate in advanced-technology companies both in Denmark and abroad. Graduates also have the option of continuing their studies at doctoral level, often in the form of an industrial PhD. STUDENT LIFE The Department of Engineering has a number of social spaces where you can meet other students outside class, and this is an excellent basis for social activities. There is also an engineering club for staff and students through which students can network with like-minded people. As in all departments, there is a popular Friday bar, and the Tågekammeret association organises celebrations and... [-]

MSc in Engineering – Technology Based Business Development

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Herning Aarhus Copenhagen Emdrup + 3 more

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 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. QUALITY TEACHING IN AN INFORMAL SETTING The MSc in Technology Based Business Development is dedicated to the highest-quality teaching in an informal and egalitarian learning environment. Teaching is conducted as a combination of traditional lectures, teamwork, individual study, and empirical investigations using observation and interviews. Collaborating in small groups on projects gives students the chance to make the most of the international student environment. CAREERS Graduates will be able to generate innovative product concepts, business concepts and business areas. The Technology Based Business Development programme is an excellent foundation for a... [-]

MSc in Geophysics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Aarhus Herning Copenhagen Emdrup + 3 more

The MSc in Geophysics at Aarhus University provides a compelling learning experience. Students get to choose their own specific area of focus while exploring a variety of fields including quaternary structures and materials, groundwater aquifers, the structure and dynamics of the lithosphere, the development of sedimentary basins, and the numerical modelling of geodata. [+]

FROM LAB TO FIELD – A CRITICAL, COLLABORATIVE AND HANDS-ON EXPLORATION OF THE EARTH The MSc in Geophysics at Aarhus University provides a compelling learning experience. Students get to choose their own specific area of focus while exploring a variety of fields including quaternary structures and materials, groundwater aquifers, the structure and dynamics of the lithosphere, the development of sedimentary basins, and the numerical modelling of geodata. HIGH-CALIBRE RESEARCH Teaching on the programme is integrated with research at the highest international level. The Department of Geoscience is renowned for its research in hydrogeophysics (airborne and surface electromagnetic methods) for use in hydrogeology and mineral exploration. A further speciality is reflection seismic acquisition (on board the research vessel Aurora), processing and interpretation, as used in subsurface mapping of hydrocarbon and geothermal reservoirs, seismology, potential fields, and numerical modelling of surface and mantle processes. The thesis, which is heavily weighted, is a chance for students to tailor their degree to their own personal and career interests while benefiting from close collaboration with fellow students and faculty members. STUDENT LIFE The Department of Geoscience is a small community of about 200 students brought together by shared research, team field trips and common interests. Classes are held in modern facilities with well-established labs. You will have access to cosy study areas, quiet reading rooms, wifi, computers and, of course, a classic Danish pop-up Friday bar. As a Geoscience Master’s student, you will also have access to a communal office where you can sit and... [-]

MSc in Human Security

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Aarhus Herning Copenhagen Emdrup + 3 more

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. [+]

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 In recent years, the concept ’human security’ has become a rallying point for understanding and working with processes of human development in unstable environments that are marked by social and environmental conflicts. Particularly the growing challenges posed by global environmental changes threaten to trigger a rapid escalation of conflicts throughout the world, as competition over access to scarce resources intensifies, supplies of essential commodities dwindle, and global population rates continue to increase. Thus human security is more than the absence of physical aggression. As a cross-disciplinary development approach, the MA in Human Security addresses not only the various forms of militarised and physical security; it also includes secure access to water, food, land, and education. HIGHLY QUALIFIED LECTURERS FROM FOUR DEPARTMENTS On the Master’s programme in Human Security, you will study and collaborate with a highly qualified group of international... [-]

MSc in Nanoscience

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Aarhus Herning Copenhagen Emdrup + 3 more

Nanoscience is an interdisciplinary field within the natural sciences. It deals with understanding and utilising materials and phenomena at the nanoscale – that is, between 0.1 and 100 nanometres. The ability to work on this scale makes it possible to develop highly improved or completely new functions and properties in a wide range of materials. [+]

A PRACTICAL AND RESEARCH-ORIENTED STUDY IN AN INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT Nanoscience is an interdisciplinary field within the natural sciences. It deals with understanding and utilising materials and phenomena at the nanoscale – that is, between 0.1 and 100 nanometres. The ability to work on this scale makes it possible to develop highly improved or completely new functions and properties in a wide range of materials. The MSc in Nanoscience programme at Aarhus University is open to students with a BSc degree from a Danish or an international university and with an interdisciplinary background in nanoscience and/or physics, chemistry and molecular biology. The Nanoscience degree programme is both practical and research-oriented. Students can complete an MSc project in a number of areas, including nanomaterials, nanocatalysis, nanobiotechnology, nanomedicine, nanofood, toxicology, and ethical aspects of nanotechnology. STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAMME The MSc programme consists of 120 ECTS credits. Students study subjects within the fields of physics, chemistry and molecular biology, as well as specific nanoscience subjects. Based on their previous academic specialisation, students choose their courses and the subject of their MSc project so as to specialise in either nanophysics, nanochemistry, or molecular biology. Students are offered guidance in selecting their individual course programmes from a suite of Master’s courses offered by iNANO and the relevant departments. The degree programme concludes with the Master’s project. INTERDISCIPLINARY INANO The Nanoscience degree programme at Aarhus University is based at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre, iNANO. iNANO is staffed by researchers in the departments of physics, chemistry, molecular... [-]

MSc in Organic Agriculture and Food Systems

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Aarhus Herning Copenhagen Emdrup + 3 more

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. [+]

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. AN INTERNATIONAL DOUBLE DEGREE This programme is a collaboration between four leading European universities in the field of agriculture and life sciences (Aarhus University, University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, University of Natural Resources and Life Science in Vienna, and Warsaw University of Life Sciences). Students spend one year at their chosen home university and one year at their chosen host university, and receive degrees from both institutions. Each university takes a different thematic approach to organic food production, with Aarhus University’s specialisms including organic agriculture with a focus on animal or plant production, health, and welfare/nutrition. For detailed information on the different universities’ specialisms, visit www.eur-organic.eu. AN IDEAL STUDY ENVIRONMENT Denmark is a world leader in organic food production, which provides the ideal setting for specialising in this field. The Danish government was one of the first to prioritise organic production, and an increasingly high percentage of food produced in Denmark today is organic. This programme gives students an international profile, network and perspective. Students will be exposed to differing parameters in different countries and agriculture systems around the world, and they... [-]

MSc in Political Science

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Aarhus Herning Copenhagen Emdrup + 3 more

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. [+]

A BROAD, RESEARCH-ORIENTED DEGREE PROGRAMME Does diversity jeopardise the welfare state? How is political radicalisation prevented? Why are Scandinavians more trustful than others? 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 education focusing on research design and methodology. The programme gives students the possibility of specialising in the subfields of comparative politics, political theory, political sociology, international relations, public policy or public administration. QUALITY TEACHING IN AN INFORMAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT The MSc in Political Science is dedicated to the highest-quality teaching in an informal and egalitarian learning environment. Students are always welcome to approach the teaching staff, whose doors are open to anybody wishing to propose a supervised reading course, for example. Students are expected to engage actively in classroom debates. They also collaborate in small-scale comparative projects that make the most of the international study environment. VARIETY AND OPPORTUNITIES The MSc in Political Science is flexible, giving students the opportunity to design their own course programme. Talented students may even... [-]

MSc in Quantitative Economics (IMSQE)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Aarhus Herning Copenhagen Emdrup + 3 more

The International Master of Science in Quantitative Economics (IMSQE) is an elite programme at the Department of Economics and Business Economics at Aarhus BSS. Students tailor their own study programme on the basis of a range of advanced courses with a quantitative orientation, including selected PhD-level courses. The programme requires strong analytical skills in quantitative methods, and there are special requirements regarding the level and qualitative content of written assignments. A particular emphasis is placed on the students’ analytical and quantitative skills. [+]

A QUANTITATIVE AND ANALYTICAL FOCUS FOR THE ELITE STUDENT The International Master of Science in Quantitative Economics (IMSQE) is an elite programme at the Department of Economics and Business Economics at Aarhus BSS. Students tailor their own study programme on the basis of a range of advanced courses with a quantitative orientation, including selected PhD-level courses. The programme requires strong analytical skills in quantitative methods, and there are special requirements regarding the level and qualitative content of written assignments. A particular emphasis is placed on the students’ analytical and quantitative skills. LEARNING OBJECTIVES AND AIMS The IMSQE programme provides its students with a number of outstanding qualifications. You will acquire analytical skills at a very high level. You will therefore be able to apply the methods you have learnt to new cases, to formulate new theories, to formulate and test hypotheses, and to reflect upon the validity and relevance of various scientific methods and substantive theories within the field. To do this, students need to be able to think independently, not just to reproduce known material. The aim of the IMSQE programme is to provide candidates with advanced-level training within the analytical, quantitative disciplines of macroeconomics, microeconomics, economics, econometrics, and finance and accounting. The IMSQE programme aims to recruit within quantitative economics and management in competition with such leading institutions as the London School of Economics, Oxford University, and Cambridge University. WORKING IN AN INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT Graduates who complete the IMSQE programme acquire analytical skills at a very high level.... [-]

MSc in Sustainable Animal Nutrition and Feeding

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Aarhus Herning Copenhagen Emdrup + 3 more

The double degree programme in Sustainable Animal Nutrition and Feeding educates students to solve the animal nutrition challenges of the future. As the global demand for food increases and awareness of the environmental impact of agriculture grows, scientists and experts who can come up with solutions are in ever-greater demand. This degree offers a unique programme for very talented students in a high-ranking international research environment that equips them to come up with the solutions of tomorrow. [+]

AN INTERNATIONAL ERASMUS MUNDUS DOUBLE DEGREE The double degree programme in Sustainable Animal Nutrition and Feeding educates students to solve the animal nutrition challenges of the future. As the global demand for food increases and awareness of the environmental impact of agriculture grows, scientists and experts who can come up with solutions are in ever-greater demand. This degree offers a unique programme for very talented students in a high-ranking international research environment that equips them to come up with the solutions of tomorrow. AN INTERNATIONAL DOUBLE DEGREE Students choose courses from two leading European universities (Aarhus University and Wageningen University), and they receive degrees from both universities upon graduation. The Aarhus specialism is an in-depth animal nutrition programme combined with a nutrient cycling programme. While animal nutrition and environmental protection are often studied, few programmes combine the two. This programme couples in-depth knowledge of the environment and nutrient cycling with animal nutrition. It teaches students to be aware of and to minimise the environmental impact of agriculture, while optimising health, welfare and product quality for the animals. Upon completing the programme, students will have an international profile and network as well as state-of-the-art knowledge of their specialism. The farming industry and the environment are global and therefore, it is impossible to address these problems operating within a narrow national framework. Our graduates’ abilities to adapt to changing environments as well as their excellent intercultural communication skills help them to succeed in their careers. CAREER PROFILE Graduates of this programme are... [-]

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MA in Anthropology of Education and Globalisation

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Copenhagen Aarhus Herning Emdrup + 3 more

Education, learning and knowledge are widely recognised as the prime drivers in our rapidly changing world of global mobility. They are also the processes that build equal opportunity, economic development and citizenship – in the North as well as the South. The MA in Anthropology of Education and Globalisation at Aarhus University is unique in offering an in-depth understanding of the ways in which education, learning and knowledge are negotiated and managed in everyday life in different contexts – across national and cultural boundaries. [+]

EDUCATION, LEARNING AND KNOWLEDGE IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD Education, learning and knowledge are widely recognised as the prime drivers in our rapidly changing world of global mobility. They are also the processes that build equal opportunity, economic development and citizenship – in the North as well as the South. The MA in Anthropology of Education and Globalisation at Aarhus University is unique in offering an in-depth understanding of the ways in which education, learning and knowledge are negotiated and managed in everyday life in different contexts – across national and cultural boundaries. STUDY IN COPENHAGEN The programme, which is based at the Emdrup campus in Copenhagen, is designed for students seeking advanced training in anthropological approaches to educational practice and process in settings as varied as educational institutions, workplaces, and civil society. The teaching faculty are all active researchers, and this means that a fruitful dialogue has been developed between the anthropological and educational traditions of inquiry, leading towards new arenas of study. Using ethnographic research methods and cross-cultural comparisons, the programme analyses specific (local) practices of education and knowledge in relation to broader (global) social and cultural contexts. TRADITIONAL AND INNOVATIVE The programme provides a unique platform for exploring an array of traditional and innovative educational themes and sites across the globe. These include childhood socialisation and education, educational migration, multiculturalism and new forms of citizenship, global educational policy processes, the production and politics of knowledge, workplace learning, leadership and governance, welfare pedagogy, and religion and education. CAREERS... [-]

MA in Arab and Islamic Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Aarhus Herning Copenhagen Emdrup + 3 more

Islam is Denmark’s – and indeed Western Europe’s – second-largest religion. The days are gone when it made sense to study the Arab and Islamic worlds as a distant ‘other.’ Arab communities are to be found within Europe as well as in the Arab world, and Islam is now a Western religion as well as an Arab one. [+]

FOCUSING ON ISLAM AS A TRANSNATIONAL REALITY GLOBALISED AND TRANSNATIONAL ISLAM Islam is Denmark’s – and indeed Western Europe’s – second-largest religion. The days are gone when it made sense to study the Arab and Islamic worlds as a distant ‘other.’ Arab communities are to be found within Europe as well as in the Arab world, and Islam is now a Western religion as well as an Arab one. The MA in Arab and Islamic Studies therefore focuses on today’s globalised and transnational realities and on Islam and Muslims in Europe as well as in the Arab world. A TRANSDISCIPLINARY, RESEARCH-BASED TEACHING ENVIRONMENT The MA in Arab and Islamic Studies is taught by faculty members from the Islamic Cultures and Societies Research Unit (ICSRU). The ICSRU is a transdisciplinary research unit for all Aarhus University scholars who are interested in Islamic cultures and societies, both within the Islamic world and transregionally. The central mission of the ICSRU is to provide a stimulating research milieu for both senior and junior researchers by promoting discussion and exchange as well as arranging events. The programme has two lines, A and B, both of which require students to complete courses with a total value of 120 ECTS credits. Line B, which is designed for students who wish to take an additional subject as a qualification for teaching in the Danish high-school system, will not normally be of interest to international students. The Arab and Islamic Studies programme is small and the study environment is... [-]

MA in Cognitive Semiotics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Aarhus Herning Copenhagen Emdrup + 3 more

Humans experience things as meaningful; we learn by experience, we think, reason, and find new insight. We also, in addition to comprehending meaningful phenomena, constantly produce meaning through communication, science and art. On the MA in Cognitive Semiotics, we study how meaning is created in every sense of the word, whether in perception, thought, or language. [+]

EXPLORING HUMAN COMMUNICATION AND MEANING CONSTRUCTION Humans experience things as meaningful; we learn by experience, we think, reason, and find new insight. We also, in addition to comprehending meaningful phenomena, constantly produce meaning through communication, science and art. On the MA in Cognitive Semiotics, we study how meaning is created in every sense of the word, whether in perception, thought, or language. The goal of the programme is to enable our students to come up with well-substantiated answers to questions such as: What are the essential characteristics of meaning construction? How does it work in language, in perception, in our interaction with the natural world, and in the social world? Students acquire a solid, operational knowledge of the most important aspects of meaning making, and since human meaning construction is found in all the areas of our daily lives and activities, the programme is very transdisciplinary. MODULES The programme consists of five main modules: the Cognition and Semiotics module, the Cognitive Linguistics module, the Mind and Cognition module, the Cognitive Aesthetics module, and the Experimental Cognition module. INSIGHT-GIVING EDUCATION Our aim is not just to deliver research-based instruction, but to do ‘instruction-based research’ – in other words, to give competent students the opportunity to actively contribute to ongoing research projects and participate in organising and making presentations at conferences. Similarly, we expect students to be rationally questioning, constructively critical, active, eager for knowledge, and hard-working. We know that we have the framework for a highly qualified and insight-giving education in... [-]

MA in Journalism, Media and Globalisation (Erasmus Mundus)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Aarhus Herning Copenhagen Emdrup + 3 more

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. [+]

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. This allows students to customise their studies in the following areas: Media and Politics at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands Business and Finance Journalism at City University in London, UK Comparative and Transcultural Approaches at the University of Hamburg, Germany War and Conflict at the University of Swansea, Wales STUDENT LIFE As an Erasmus Mundus student, you can expect a cultural experience both inside the classroom and out. The programme brings together students from all around the world to join a tight-knit community of inspired and talented young professionals in Aarhus. For those who want to participate in student media, Jutland Station provides excellent practical experience. You... [-]

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