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Information Science and Cultural Communication

Master (2 years) of Arts in Information Science and Cultural Communication, 120 ECTS

Institution University of Copenhagen (KU)
Campus South Campus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


This programme contains the subjects information seeking and information retrieval theories, knowledge organisation and knowledge management.You will learn e.g. how to use information seeking to find relevant information for a subject as well as organise and present the information to other people.

Career Opportunities  

The programme does not target a specific profession and its graduates are taken on by companies and institutions of all kinds to fill many different types of position: information specialist, system consultant, webmaster, library consultant, researcher, IT consultant, tutor or a senior post in the library sector or a corporate information department.


International students aiming at a Master's degree in Information Science and Cultural Communication are eligible for admission if they meet the requirements mentioned below and if they hold either a Danish qualifying examination or qualifications recognized or assessed as being comparable to the Danish entrance qualifications.

Admission Requirements

25 students can be enrolled into the International Masters Programme in Information Science and Cultural Communication every year. Priority is given to applicants from the Nordic countries, EU/EEA citizens and applicants from our partner institutions.In order to be accepted into the International Master's Degree Programme the following requirements must be satisfied:
  • The student has attained a Bachelor's Degree in Library and Information Science or a First Degree in Librarianship, or
  • The student has a Bachelor's Degree or the equivalent from another higher education institution. In the latter case, acceptance will depend on an individual subject evaluation.
Besides this, the international team handling the application will be looking at:
  • The motivational letter.
  • Examination results within the qualifying examination.
  • Examination year of the qualifying examination (fall in weighting year by year).
  • TOEFL or IELTS language test scores for all non-native English speakers (see if you need a language test).
Please note the following exceptions:
§ 10.- (1) Applicants who have completed a Master's degree can be admitted to a graduate program subject to availability of places only. (2) The University may grant exemptions from the regulation stipulated in subsection (1) in case of exceptional circumstances.

Required enclosed documents
The following documents have to be submitted with the application. If the documents are not enclosed RSLIS cannot consider your application. The application must include documentation of your academic qualifications for the study and exact documentation of examinations which have been passed at university level. These documents must be in English, German, Danish, Swedish or Norwegian and certified copies only (with stamp and signature from your home university).
  1. Degree certificates / diplomas showing subjects assessed and an indication of academic performance in each subject assessed (a diploma without specific examination results is not sufficient). These documents muss be verified by the university with stamp and signature.
  2. Short motivational letter for studying at RSLIS.
  3. Curriculum vitae.
  4. TOEFL test or IELTS test - read more on the right hand side at this website
  5. Documentation that a Danish residence permit has been issued (if applicable) - read more on the right hand side at this website.
  6. Copy of your passport/identity card.
  7. Any other relevant documents. If you are applying for the joint study profile, you also need to include:
  8. An additional motivational letter for choosing the joint study profile with Humboldt University, Berlin
Your application should be sent to the international coordinator at the Royal School of Library and Information Science.
Within 4-6 weeks after the deadline you will be notified about your acceptance by regular mail.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Read about the language requirements of University of Copenhagen.

Apply directly at University of Copenhagen with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact University of Copenhagen directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education →

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

For Further InformationInformation 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

South Campus


The South campus is located just south of the city centre and has a student population of around 11,000. The campus is home to the Faculty of Humanities. It is undergoing development with new buildings offering great facilities for studying and for student life at campus.

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