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University College South Denmark

The University College South Denmark has two main campuses, one in the town of Esbjerg and one in Haderslev, and three smaller satellite campuses in the towns of Kolding, Aabenraa and Sønderborg. The 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.

What you can study here

Crossing borders - Social Education

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

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Living and Learning Together - Teacher Education

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

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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.

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 


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Modern Market Communication

Description
"Modern Market Communication" is a four-month Erasmus international modular course, specially designed for international students. The course is a combination of lectures, workshops and individual studies under guidance. The course combines Business Administration, Personal Communication and Media Production.

The semester consists of 3 modules, each of 10 ECTS.

MODULE 1: BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Business Statistics and Globalization. Do you dream of doing international business? And if yes, do you agree, that it is advisable to understand basic economics? In this module you will get a broad understanding of economics and law, which will enable you to become more successful in your business life.

MODULE 2: PERSONAL COMMUNICATION
Sales, Networking, and Negotiation Management. Learn how to be a better negotiator and networker. How do you increase your chances of getting a “yes” tothe deal? What is the nature of management? These – and other – questions will be answered in this exiting module.

MODULE 3: MEDIA PRODUCTION
Media production represents one of today´s most important communication tools. Well-told and well-produced stories for websites and social media can contribute to a significant strengthening of brand and attention. This module offers basic introduction to media productions with an emphasis on video for the web and social media. Focus will be on elementary storytelling, planning a project and how to produce a visual and auditive interesting product.

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 understanding of the English language. Ability to follow and understand classes where the teaching language is English. Basic knowledge of marketing, i.e. target groups, strategy, etc. Go to website for more information

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 

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Outside the box - Social Education

Description

The Department for Social Education, Campus Kolding is providing a four month international modular course designed for Danish and foreign students. Through this program students will develop a nuanced understanding of aesthetic learning and outdoor education as well as gain experience in innovative processes and be able to use this knowledge in an intercultural comparative perspective.

About the course

The course will focus on aesthetic learning and outdoor education with relation to children, and how digital media can be integrated into work practice. For developing educational practice, the students will work with innovative processes during the course.

Target Groups

Students studying Social Education, Early Childhood Education and student teachers for pre-primary schools.

Career opportunities

The short term programme is intended to be part of an education as social educators, early childhood or preschool educators.

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

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Reaching for the Stars - Health Care Education

Description

"Reaching for the stars - improving health care in a global perspective" is a three-month international course for students studying nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, biomedical laboratory science and midwifery.

The course consists of two supplementary parts: an interprofessional module (part one) followed by a module on health care sciences and health care practice including clinical studies within the overall theme of the course. (part two).

The interprofessional module (part one) will focus on different ways of improving health care, addressing three themes: welfare technology, safe and qualitybased health care, individual and cultural needs in health care,

The module on health care sciences and health care practice (part two) will be based on the knowledge and experiences gained from module one, focusing on the relation between health care research and health care practices.

The course will provide the students with skills, knowledge and experiences in order to increase their interculturel competences, their understanding of interprofessional approaches to health care and their critical, reflective and analytical approach to various health care issues in a global perspective.

Teaching and learning activities will be a combination of lectures, dialogue based teaching, self-directed learning, group work and individual studies under guidance.

Career opportunities

The short term programme is intended to be part of an education in nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, biomedical laboratory science or midwifery.

Admission

Students participating in the course must have obtained at least 120 credits (ECTS)
in health care studies (nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, biomedical laboratory science and midwifery).

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 


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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 

Read more

The Freedom Writer's Way

The Freedeom Writers' Way: A practical way to deal with at-risk children and young people

Description
The goal of the Freedom Writer summer school is for the participants to get acquainted with the pedagogical methods of the Freedom Writers to a degree where they themselves can practice the methods.
 
Learning by doing!
The summer school will teach the Freedom Writers methodology by doing it. We will establish subjective valuable counter-experiences to the everyday-culture that surrounds the human being of today. Through a set of unusual learning processes we offer those experiences that give rise to thoughtfulness and social learning – putting one’s own life into perspective. By the end of the course the participants will have written a Freedom Writer-inspired book – and will themselves become Freedom Writers! As part of the curriculum we will also read diaries and personal narratives of other like Anne Frank and Zlata Filipovic. And we will watch movies telling stories about lived lives.

About the course
Through three daily sessions – morning, afternoon and evening - we work our way from Engage, via Enlight to Empower The process includes: Socializing exercises, Exercises from the Freedom Writer-methodology, Writing and editing sessions, Reading third person’s diaries and poems, Watching relevant movies, Teaching and Instruction by an Original Freedom Writer – one of the students from Room 203.

Target groups
Undergraduate students studying to become teachers, social workers or undertaking similar studies focusing on upbringing of children and young people, often at-risk. 
Others with an interest in social work and the Freedom Writers' methodology.

Career opportunities
This summer school is intended to be part of an education as social educators, teachers or social workers. 

Admission
Students must have sufficient oral and written English language skills. Students and professionals are admitted.  

The Summer School takes place from 14-20 August, 2016. The adress is: UC SYD - Degnevej 16, 6705 Esbjerg Ø, Denmark.

Tuition
Euro 600,00. This includes teaching and teaching materials, ECTS-documentation, food and lodging from arrival to departure.

Further information
More information on the Summer School here

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://en.ufm.dk/

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in 
Guide to diploma recognition

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