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The University College South Denmark has two main campuses, one in the town of Esbjerg and one in Haderslev, and two smaller satellite campuses in the towns of Kolding and Aabenraa. The University College currently has more than 6,500 students and 700 members of staff. The study programmes are cross-disciplinary and cross-professional and give special emphasis to internationalisation, research and innovation.

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Crossing Borders - Social Education

Crossing Borders - Social Education

Short-term programme of Crossing Borders, 30 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution University College South Denmark
Campus Åbenrå
Duration 4 months
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 3500 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Erasmus Yes
Website https://www.ucsyd.dk/international/erasmus/erasmus-courses-in-english/spring-2017/crossing-borders/

Description 

“Crossing Borders” is a four-month international course specially designed for both foreign and Danish students.
The course will provide students with skills, knowledge and experiences in order to increase their intercultural competence, their ability to address cultural diversity in educational settings and their ability to describe, analyse and develop educational practice in an intercultural perspective.

With the reflective practitioner as guiding principle the course will facilitate active learning both inside and outside the classroom. Through excursions, fields studies and practical training you will observe and explore pedagogical practice, and in lectures, workshops and group work you will be encouraged to discuss and reflect upon your experiences.

The course focuses on cultural diversity in early years education and will provide knowledge about and understanding of a culturally responsive pedagogy in an international perspective. As part of the overall theme the course will put emphasis on educational institutions serving minorities.

The subjects are:

1.
Crossing Borders (5 ECTS)
- Introduction to Denmark (history, culture and society) and to the Danish-German border region
- Comparing educations and systems for early years education
- Danish language course

2.
Cultural Diversity in Education (10 ECTS)
Globalisation, migration from all parts of the world and the historical shifting of borders has turned the European map into a patchwork where people with different cultural backgrounds live together. In educational settings cultural diversity is manifest both as a challenge and a possibility for the educator. This module will focus on cultural diversity as a resource in education and provide the students with knowledge and skills needed for addressing diversity in educational settings.
Main themes are:
- Concepts of culture
- Minorities, language and identity
- Pedagogical theory and practice in an intercultural perspective
- Field work methodology and practice

3.
Educational Development Project (10 ECTS)
This module will build upon the knowledge and experience gained in the previous module on culture and education. The module will introduce the student to development work as a systematic approach for changing and renewing educational practice – for instance in relation to addressing cultural diversity in education.
Main themes are:
- Scientific methods for analysing educational practice and identifying potential areas of development
- Forms of documentation, evaluation and dissemination in educational development work
- Observation and investigation of existing educational practice in institutions/schools
- Group project work focusing on educational development


4. Practical Training Period (5 ECTS)
3 weeks practical training in a Dan-ish institution/school or an institution/school belonging to the German speaking minority in Denmark.

Career opportunities

The short term programme is intended to be part of your education as a social educator or teacher for pre-primary education and primary education.

Admission

Students must have sufficient oral and written English language skills.

Go to website for further information.

Tuition

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.

For Further Information

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



Spring 2018

Application date
Nov 01
Start date
Jan 22

Åbenrå

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English and Marketing Communication

English and Marketing Communication

Short-term programme of English and Marketing Communication, 30 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution University College South Denmark
Campus Haderslev
Duration 4 months
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 3400 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Erasmus Yes
Website https://www.ucsyd.dk/international/erasmus/erasmus-courses-in-english/autumn-2017/english-and-marketing-communication/
Description
University College South Denmark offers a 4-month Erasmus modular course specially designed for both foreign and Danish students. The lectures are given by top motivated lecturers, each individually specialised professionals within their field. Additionally, throughout the course guest lecturers from private businesses and organisations will be invited to guarantee that the course is cutting edge and up to date with developments in the surrounding society.

The course will be a combination of lectures, workshops and individual studies under guidance. The course combines subjects within the field of English business language, management and organisation, consumer behaviour and visual communication.

Module 1: English (15 ECTS)
The English course module consists of grammar (5 ECTS), text analysis (5 ECTS) and language proficiency (5 ECTS). In this introduction to English Business language the setting for communication will shift to adaptable language usage in real life. Students will become acquainted with some of the aspects of English business communication through dealing with selected cases that simultaneously incorporate linguistic elements. In terms of these linguistic elements special attention will be paid to grammar.

Module 2: Visual Communication and Design (5 ECTS)
This course module introduces students to the programmes Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop. Along with the basic concepts of the software students will be taught the guidelines of “good graphic design”. The course module furthermore introducesvarious models for working with creativity.

Module 3: Marketing (5 ECTS)
This course module introduces the theory of marketing and relates it to the practice of marketing. Students will be presented with relevant material drawn from marketing theory and practice.

Module 4: Communication (5 ECTS)
In this course module students will attain an understanding of the key factors that contribute to succesfull communication as well as basic communication theory.

Target groups
Students with an interest in media and communication and international business. Students studying communication or marketing.

Career Opportunities
The short term programme is intended to be part of an education as a communication adviser in an international organisation or as a marketing planner specialised in marketing in English-speaking countries or as an independent communication adviser or you name it...

Admission
Basic knowledge of marketing, i.e. target groups,strategy, etc.The course requires English language skills on a B2 level according to the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR). All course materials will be in English, and the language of introduction is English.

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

For further information
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 


August-December 2018

Application date
May 01
Start date
Aug 14

Haderslev

Description

The campus in Haderslev is a member of the Erasmus Student Network, ESN. The main focus of ESN is placed onexchange students, who often face problems (and feel abandoned) in their new environments. Therefore, ESN offers help in academic, social and practical integration process.

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Inclusive Practice - Special Education Needs and Inclusive Teaching

Inclusive Practice - Special Education Needs and Inclusive Teaching

Short-term programme of Special Education Needs and Inclusive Teaching, 30 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Teacher's training

Institution University College South Denmark
Campus Esbjerg
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4600 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Erasmus Yes
Website https://www.ucsyd.dk/international/erasmus/erasmus-courses-in-english/autumn-2017/inclusive-practice/

Description

The Department for Teacher Education, Campus Esbjerg, provides a 4-month modular course specially designed for both foreign and Danish students. The classes are organised as lectures, self-studies and with a variety of methods with focus on practice-oriented exercises, case studies and research findings. As special needs education is a constantly evolving field, recent and cutting-edge research and topical debates will enter classroom discussions and other teaching and learning activities.

Aim
The student is able to plan, implement, evaluate and develop inclusive teaching sequences for special-needs learners facing severe challenges in non-adapted learning environments.

Course content
Special education needs and inclusive teaching is meant to impart to students’ professional skills and a professional judgement in planning, implementing and evaluating teaching students who find themselves challenged by the learning environment of regular classrooms so as to be able to consider special needs, challenges and resources of individual learners vis-à-vis resources offered institutionally.

Headlines from the course
Module 1: Inclusive Teaching (10 ECTS)
Module 2: Diagnoses and Inclusion (10 ECTS)
Module 3: Classroom Management and Inclusion (10 ECTS)

Target groups

The course targets students of social education, early childhood education and student teachers for pre-primary, primary and secondary schools.

Career opportunities

The short term programme is intended to be part of your education as a teacher for pre-primary education, primary and secondary education.

Admission

The course requires English language skills on a B2 level according to the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR). All course materials will bein English, and the language of instruction is English. Go to website for further information.

Tuition

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.

Further Information

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 



Autumn 2018

Application date
May 01
Start date
Aug 27

Esbjerg

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Living and Learning Together - Teacher Education

Living and Learning Together - Teacher Education

Short-term programme of Outdoor learning and creative teaching, 30 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Teacher's training

Institution University College South Denmark
Campus Haderslev
Duration 4 months
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4600 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Erasmus Yes
Website https://www.ucsyd.dk/international/erasmus/erasmus-courses-in-english/spring-2017/living-and-learning/

Description

“Living and Learning Together” is a four-month international modular course, specially designed to foreign students. The course combines lectures, seminars, workshops and individual studies under guidance, excursions, school visits, field visits and practicing periods.

The course provides you with skills, knowledge and experience in order to increase your intercultural competence, i.e. the ability to live and work in heterogeneous groups.

You will become aware of qualities of your own as well as the qualities of other education systems, enabling you to teach in a reflective, innovative and creative manner.

Short Descriptions of the Course Modules:

1. Education and Culture in Europe (compulsory for all) 10 ECTS
This module consists of :
  • A general introduction to Denmark, Danish history, culture and society and a Danish language course 
  • Project work called EDUtopia where students learn from eachother’s educational systems and attempt to synthesize the most optimal education system with inspiration from eachother. IT-tools in this project 
  • School experience (two weeks): Where you will observe the Danish school and maybe you can do teaching as well. 
  • LEGO BuildToExpress – How to use LEGO in the classroom as a pedagogical tool.
  • Learn to be an International Coordinator by preparing an International week together with the International coordinator of University College South Denmark.

2a. Creative Learning in Schools and the Freedom Writers peda-gogy. (Elective module) 10 ECTS
  • Students focus on the creative and “aesthetic” learning processes. You will work hands-on with art, filmmaking, pictures, storytelling and roleplays and a lot more.

Attached to this module University College South Denmark has a qualified teacher from the Freedom Writers Academy in the USA. This course will focus on writing as a means for understanding one-self and at times you might feel that this is getting very personal – So be prepared to get a deep understanding of yourself and the conditions of human life in a late-modern society.

2b. Outdoor Learning and Living for World Citizenship (Elective module) 10 ECTS

  • We will move outside the classroom in this module. You will live for three - four days in a “Iron Age village” as such looked like and worked in the years 500 (B.C.) – 850 (A.C.). We will go back to nature to learn about how to take care of nature in the theoretical light of “World Citizenship”. You will also trek along the old “Oksevej” (Ox road) and you will experience how to make fire yourself and many other things! You will also learn about plants and the landscape in order to pass that on to kids in schools in many different sub-jects.

2c. English (elective module) 10 ECTS
  • You will follow a module with Danish students studying to become English teachers. You must be an English language teacher student yourself to choose this module.


Career opportunities

The short term programme is intended to be part of an education as teacher for primary and lower secondary education.

Admission

Students must have sufficient oral and written English language skills.

Go to website for further information.

Tuition

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.


Further information 

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



Spring 2018

Application date
Nov 01
Start date
Jan 29

Haderslev

Description

The campus in Haderslev is a member of the Erasmus Student Network, ESN. The main focus of ESN is placed onexchange students, who often face problems (and feel abandoned) in their new environments. Therefore, ESN offers help in academic, social and practical integration process.

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Marketing Communications - full degree

Marketing Communications - full degree

Bachelor of English and IT-based Marketing, 210 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution University College South Denmark
Campus Haderslev
Duration 3,5 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 2800 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://www.ucsyd.dk/international/bachelor-programmes/marketing-communications/

Description

University College South Denmark offers you a Professional Bachelor´s degree in business English and communication with a special focus on integrating the latest social media in a communication/marketing strategy.

The programme consists of a theoretical part and a practical part. It is the aim that the students get a strong theoretical foundation while at the same time experiencing an in-depth understanding of how to apply these theories in real life situations.

Career oppurtunites

With a degree in English and IT-based Marketing you can work as a communication adviser in an international organisation or as a marketing planner specialised in marketing in English-speaking countries or as an independent communication adviser or you name it – it is up to you to communicate your skills – after 3½ year with us we are confident that we have provided the tools you need to promote yourself.

About the Degree

English speaking instructors and experts participate in the course, but the main language of instruction is Danish. The first semester will be taught exclusively in English. Students unfamiliar with the Danish language will have the opportunity to participate in an intensive Danish course during the first two semesters alongside the regular classes. As a result of the intensive Danish course, the students are expected to communicate satisfactory in Danish after the first year of study.   

Up to one semester can be spent at a foreign university cooperating with University College South Denmark Bachelor´s programme. 
As part of the education there will also be one semester of supervised professional experience. This could take place for instance in a private company in you home country, as long as it is approved by University College South Denmark. 

Admission

  • An upper-secondary leaving certificate/high school diploma;
  • Fluency in English; 
  • And in particular - that you are open-minded, flexible and prepared to learn a new language

Apply through the national electronic admission system, www.optagelse.dk, with all relevant
documentation.

Log on to www.optagelse.dk (open from February 1st) and apply under the red arrow “Søg videregående uddannelse” ("apply for higher education"). Remember to upload all your documents! You can get a guide here.

Tuition

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

Further information

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 




Autumn semester 2018

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Aug 07

Haderslev

Description

The campus in Haderslev is a member of the Erasmus Student Network, ESN. The main focus of ESN is placed onexchange students, who often face problems (and feel abandoned) in their new environments. Therefore, ESN offers help in academic, social and practical integration process.

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Teacher Education - full degree

Teacher Education - full degree

Bachelor of Education, 240 ECTS
Teacher's training

Institution University College South Denmark
Campus Haderslev
Duration 4 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4300 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR
Website https://www.ucsyd.dk/international/bachelor-programmes/teacher-education/

Description

The Bachelor of Education is a four-year programme, which will qualify you to be a teacher for primary and lower secondary levels in Denmark in three subjects. The programme mixes theoretical instruction in teaching subjects and educational studies with practical experiences of teaching. The first year you are to choose between studying to become a teacher of English or German as a foreign language, and the language of instruction is English or German. You will be integrated in a class of Danish students wanting to become teachers of English or German. You will also be studying modules in psychology and education taught in English, as well as participating in the first period of teaching practice at a school. During the first year, you will receive intensive training in the Danish language at the local language centre, planned in cooperation with the college. (Read more about language)

From the second year and onwards you will follow most of the curriculum in Danish; however, there will still be some modules offered in English. There will be educational modules during the 3 years, e.g. teaching skills and classroom management, special needs education, school and citizenship, general education.
Furthermore, you are to choose two more subjects as your teaching subjects, and you can choose among the following subjects: mathematics, science, physics/chemistry, geography, biology, English, German, art, music, home economics, sports, history, social science, religion. (read more about the Structure and Curriculum) The academic year runs from Mid-August to December (autumn semester) and from Mid-January to Mid-May (spring semester). Exams take place in June and the semester ends around July 1. Teacher education in Haderslev has a strong profile in using new technologies in teaching and learning, thus the use of interactive boards is an integrated part of classroom teaching. One of the characteristics for the Danish way of teaching and learning is a friendly and informal atmosphere, which is highly appreciated by our international students. The syllabus is a mixture of lectures, group work, student presentations, and project oriented learning.

Career opportunities

The degree qualifies you to be a teacher for primary and lower secondary levels in Denmark in three subjects.

About the Degree

The language of instruction for this programme is English for the first year. Concomitant to your initial year you will receive intensive training in the Danish language at the local language centre. This training is planned in cooperation with the University College. Hereafter - years 2-4 - modules will be taught mainly in Danish.  

Admission

The academic year is from Mid-August to December (autumn semester) and from Mid-January to Mid-May (spring semester). Exams take place in June and the semester ends around July 1.

Applications requirements
  • An upper-secondary leaving certificate/high school diploma
  • Fluency in English
  • An open-minded, flexible mind and the will to learn a new language
Apply through the national electronic admission system, www.optagelse.dk, with all relevant
documentation.
  
Log on to www.optagelse.dk (open from February 1st) and apply under the red arrow “Søg videregående uddannelse” ("apply for higher education"). Remember to upload all your documents!

A guide for the admission system is accesible via this link
 

Tuition

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

Further information

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 



Autumn semester 2018

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Aug 07

Haderslev

Description

The campus in Haderslev is a member of the Erasmus Student Network, ESN. The main focus of ESN is placed onexchange students, who often face problems (and feel abandoned) in their new environments. Therefore, ESN offers help in academic, social and practical integration process.

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