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Intercultural Studies

Master (2 years) of Intercultural Studies, 120 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4000 EUR
Erasmus Yes


In our increasingly interdependent world, cultural differences are shap­ing 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 people 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 to engage in entrepreneurial activity using their foreign-language skills. Students can choose between four different tracks:
  • Intercultural Studies (English)
  • Intercultural Studies (French)
  • Intercultural Studies (German)
  • Intercultural Studies (Latin America and Spain)

Career Opportunities  

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.

About the Degree

The programme was designed in response to the globalisation of the job market. The aim is to prepare students with the skills – practical, theoretical, social and cultural – they need to succeed when working internationally.   

The MA in International Studies at AU is a cutting-edge take on global affairs which fuses a top-down and bottom-up approach. Students are encouraged to have an open mind while building strong but flexible knowledge in preparation for a variety of real-world scenarios.  

Underpinned by a humanist approach, this degree is a useful complement to a range of bachelor’s degrees across the humanities, social sciences and international studies.

The five different foreign-language combinations follow the same ba­sic structure, but address specific cultural characteristics, products and issues, as well as the respective problems that may arise in relation to intercultural communication.

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.


To find out more about admission to the MA in Intercultural Studies please visit the programme’s website.

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

Apply directly at Aarhus University with all relevant documentation.

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


Please read more about tuition fee here →

For Further Information

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
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01


Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


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