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Communication Studies 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

Do you want to work with communication across borders and cultures?

In a global society we meet people from different cultures and social backgrounds in a variety of contexts, challenging the ways we communicate with one another. Communication is for example crucial when encountering different nationals in a business meeting or when integrating migrants in the local community.

During your studies in Communication Studies + Cultural Encounters, you will gain insights into effective and engaging communication to relevant target groups, as well as in the sharing of knowledge to relevant actors. You will engage with strategic communication in an international or/and intercultural context, both for internal or external communication purposes. You will gain knowledge on the concept of culture and analytical tools that allow you to understand and work with culture in theory and practice, working with problems that involve multicultural or multilingual contexts.

The programme provides a broad basis to engage with the planning and development of communication material and communicative processes for a variety of purposes: cross-national and cross-cultural collaborations, newsmaking and the dissemination of culture, as well as for the development of organisations and employees.


The programme will equip you to work as a communication professional in private and public organisations, or as an independent communication consultant. Previous students who have studied in Communication Studies at Roskilde University are currently working as:

  • Digital communication officer at Médecins du Monde
  • Communication manager
  • Content manager at Better collective
  • Project coordinator at eCapacity
  • Online communications assistant at UNOPS
  • Communication and Partnership Officer at UNOPS
  • Communications Consultant at Comet Consular Services
  • Communication & Promotion Officer at Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden
  • SEO & Social Media Wizard at SimpleSite
  • Communications Officer at Australian Red Cross

The master programme qualifies graduates to start on a PhD programme.

Facts about the programme

Degree: Master of Arts (MA) in Communication Studies and Cultural Encounters
Language of tuition: English


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
Start date
Sep 01

Application date
Sep 01
Start date
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