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Communication and Cultural Encounters

Master (2 years) of Communication and Cultural Encounters, 120 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution Roskilde University (RUC)
Campus Roskilde
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4950 EUR


This Master´s programme is a combination of two equal subjects (each 60 ECTS points), Communication and Cultural Encounters.

The International Track in Communication Studies represents a response to the challenges of an increasingly globalized society. Examples of subjects are: International communication,organizational communication, net-based communication, intercultural communication, health communication. Practical courses may be on production or may involve methods of data collection and analysis.

Cultural Encounters focuses on the study of cultural identities and symbolic representational and interpretational forms through an international, cross-cultural and global perspective. It is particularly concerned with problems related to processes where cultural identities and representations interact and are exchanged. As such the study programme reflects a cultural interface resulting from the intensified processes of globalisation and internationalisation.

About the Degree

The Master´s programme of Communication Studies consists of two modules:
  • Module 1: Combines two courses and a project work resulting in a report that forms the starting point for an oral exam for a total of 30 ECTS-points. 
  • Module 2a is the dissertation module. Module 2a students form groups at the start of the semester, apply for acceptance of their project proposal and are assigned a supervisor, and then embark on a project that equals one semester of full time work (30 ECTS-points).
    Module 2b is only for students who are not going to write a dissertation at Communication Studies (fx. exchange students and guest students). Module 2b should be completed in conformity with the regulations applying to module 1. You are not allowed to take identical courses at Modules 1 and 2b.
The Master´s programme of Cultural Encounters consists of two Master´s modules, each module is the equivalent of 1 semester:
  • Module 1: The 1st graduate module focuses on cultural and linguistic practices in a global perspective.The module contains a graduate level course, two thematic courses, one foreign language study group as well as project work.

  • Module 2: Contains a dissemination course, a thematic course, a research seminar and project work. 


The general requirements for admission to the Master’s programme are:
  • A Bachelor's degree equivalent to a Danish Bachelor´s degree within the field of study of the Master’s programme.
    Students who wish to apply for a combination Master’s programme must have an educational background which is relevant to both subjects of the combination. If this is not the case the student, if generally qualified, will be required to do prerequisite studies at Bachelor level within the subjects for which the student is not fully qualified.
  • Fluency in both spoken and written English. IELTS: 6.5 or TOEFL paper-based: 550 or TOEFL computer-based: 225 or TOEFL internet-based: 80.
    Applicants whose native language is English or applicants whose first university degree was completed at an English speaking university need not enclose a proficiency test. Documentation regarding this must be enclosed.

How and where to apply

At RUC you can enrol as a guest student or as an exchange student. Read more about your possibillities using the following links:


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland.

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

RUC charges an application fee for applicants from countries outside EU/EEA and Switzerland, who do not hold a Danish entry examination or a bachelor´s degree issued by a Danish university.

If you are granted one of the following types of residence permit, you are not required to pay the application fee:
  • A permanent residence permit in Denmark ("Permanent opholdstilladelse")
  • A temporary residence permit with the possibility of a permanent residence in Denmark ("Opholdstilladelse med mulighed for varigt ophold")
  • A residence permit in Denmark according to the EU/EEA regulations (Opholdstilladelse jf. EF/EØS bekendtgørelsen")

For Further Information

How to contact RUC

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Application date
Mar 01
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Sep 01

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