Spatial Designs and Society
Master (2 years) of Master of Science, 120 ECTSHumanities, social sciences, communication and arts
|Institution||Roskilde University (RUC)|
|Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH)||5900 EUR|
|Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH)||0 EUR|
Do you want to become a design consultant?
Spatial Designs and Society (SDS) is concerned with design in relation to consumer objects, places and design processes. We draw on human geography, anthropology, sociology and design studies.
You will conduct ethnographic fieldwork and become an expert in analyzing uses of designed objects and designed places out in the real world. The ethnographic training includes practical media studies, architectural visualization and geographical map-making as well as other hands-on cases. The programme collaborates with consultancy firms and municipalities, and you will learn how to conduct research and write reports according to commercial briefs. You will acquire unique analytical and communicative skills, understand consumer practices, detect and advise on emerging trends and needs, and learn to make your research relevant and usable for practitioners and design processes.
SDS will prepare you for jobs in a world where spatial designs are used to develop societies and make them more sustainable and liveable.
CareerSDS educates graduates able to act as consultants in the increasing number of companies working with analyses and/or design of consumer objects and places. Given that the graduates will be fluent in English, they will be attractive to companies that work with international clients. SDS graduates with also find work within architectural offices, municipal planning departments and development agencies in culture and tourism. Typical tasks will include research and development, advising, project management, creative process facilitation, fund raising and communication.
Facts about the programme
Degree: Master of Science (MSc) in Social Sciences in Spatial Designs and Society
Language of tuition: English
AdmissionThe general requirements for admission to the master’s programme are: A bachelor degree equivalent to a Danish bachelor 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
The general English requirements for admission to the Master’s programme are:
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:
TuitionThere 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 or tuition 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 InformationHow to contact RUC
Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en
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