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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

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.

Apply directly at University College South Denmark.


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

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.

Apply directly to University College South Denmark.

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 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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Outside the box

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.

Apply directly to University College South Denmark.

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).

Apply directly at University College South Denmark.

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 Bachelor of 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 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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To Dare is to Win

Description 

“To dare is to win” is a four-month international course specially designed to foreign students.The course is a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, individual studies under guidance, excursions, visits to institutions and a practice period.

Through experiments and curiosity the students are provided with skills, knowledge and experiences in order to increase their intercultural competences and ability to live and work in heterogeneous groups.
The subjects are:


1. Comparative Studies
  • Introduction to Denmark (culture, society, history)
  • Comparing education and schools/institutions
  • Comparing, using scientific theory, how transitions in early year education take place in different countries in Europe, using theoretical and empirical knowledge about: Tests and measurements in social educational work; Upbringing, general education and learning; Conditions and forms of life and culture; Social inclusion and exclusion; Ethics, aesthetics and concepts of democracy.

2. International Education
  • Definitions of cultural intelligence and cultural meetings
  • Cultural differences

3. Informal Learning

  • The culture of institutions in terms of expression, music and drama
  • Use individually, socially and cultur-ally expressions working with chil-dren in schools and afterschool ac-tivities and citizens in society
  • Create meaning and use of the sub-ject materials, instruments and techniques
  • Working with the expression of the sensual, emotional, physical and in-tellectual aspects of body and mind
  • Creative processes

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.

Apply directly at University College South Denmark.

Tuition

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

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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Turning mirrors into windows

Description

”Turning mirrors into windows” is a four-month international modular course  designed
for foreign students. The course is a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops,
guided individual studies, excursions, visits to institutions, and a practical period.

Students develop skills, knowledge, and gain relevant experiences to increase intercultural
competencies, which they can use to:
• work with multicultural groups
• develop an understanding of life in Danish society.

Headlines from the course:
The social educator as a professional authority
• Health and Wellbeing, including promotion of a healthy lifestyle and early detection of risks
• Knowledge of legislation
• Risk factors and indicators regarding the welfare of children, adolescents, and adults
• Professional communication
• Political organization and regulatory frameworks relating to conditions of educational work

The social educator in relation to children’s wellbeing, development, and formation, including play and learning.
• Children’s living conditions and wellbeing
• Different perspectives on childhood and children’s developmental play

Applied investigation into the development of pedagogical practice
Systematic
• Understanding of scientific research methods
• Systematic analysis and evaluation of educational practice
• Identification of potential areas of educational development in collaboration with the pedagogical practice field or other external co-partners

Career opportunities

The short term programme is intended to be part of an education as a social educator

Admission

Students must have sufficient oral and written English language skills.

Apply directly to the University College South Denmark.

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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Web Design Management

Description

University College South Denmark provides a 3½-month Erasmus international modular course, Web Design Management, specially designed to foreign students.

Target Groups: Students in the fields of Marketing, Culture, English who want to learn the basics of handling a web profile/project from idea to product.The course will be a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and individual studies under guidance, excursions and company visits. A group of Danish students will help the foreign students settle in - both at college and through social activities.The course will provide the students with basic knowledge and hands-on experience managing a web design project. Students will increase their intercultural competence, i.e. the ability to live and work in heterogeneous groups. The students will be introduced to the concepts of web design and project management. In this course the student will come to realise the significance of culture for web design and work with the creation of adequate (correct) language production for a given means of communication in a given target group.
The course will be a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops and individual studies under guidance, excursions and company visits.

Students will gain basic knowledge and hands-on experience managing a web design project. Students will increase their intercultural competence, i.e. the ability to live and work in heterogeneous groups.

The programme consists of the following modules:

Project Management - 10 ECTS
This subject area focuses on work with analysis of needs, planning of project processes, management of project pro­gress, and implementation of IT-projects in companies. The course provides the student with insight into the usage of dif­ferent project management tools, includ­ing primarily IT-based project management tools. The aim is to enable the student to implement or assist in implementing IT-projects, particularly focusing on IT-based marketing and communication, within an organisation or company.

Web Design - 10 ECTS
The module Web Design introduces you to the concepts of good web design. This subject emphasises Web Design, and not Web Programming. The progression in this subject results in the student’s abil­ity to apply principles of design to specific web-based tasks, to design and maintain their own web-pages/ user platforms, and work methodically with the develop­ment of multimedia. The student works with the necessary tools for designing and maintaining user platforms, including the design of navigational stuctures and inter­active user platforms.

Creative Language Usage (English) – 5 ECTS
Supported by the visual communication of the design and interactive tools, the sound of a voice speaking English correctly and the message flashing by in perfect Eng­lish writing enhance the effect of the web site on the user. Students learn ways of fashioning their message into a clear, pre­cise and powerful message aimed specifically to the defined target group. The in depth knowledge and analysis of linguistic tools such as gram­mar, phonetics, and vocabulary usage allows us to create the most effective message that results in a desired effect and achieves a set goal.

Web Semiotics - 5 ECTS
Multimedia based development has matured over the years. Developers have heeded the message to ensure that there is quality interface design and they make careful use of metaphors to improve communication between computer and user. A look at semi­otic theory and interface design guidelines confirms that metaphors are still essential communication components in human-computer interface design. Semiotics focuses on the ways producers create signs and the ways audiences understand those signs.


The language of instruction is English. The course is taught as a part of our international Marketing/Communication/English bachelor programme. The students will be meeting other students from all over Europe as well as Danish students. All subjects as well as social activities are conducted in English.

Career opportunities

The short term programme is intended to be part of an education for students in the fields of Marketing, Culture or English where the handling a web profile/project is a plus for their CV.

Admission

The participants must have sufficient oral and written English language skills.

Apply directly at University College South Denmark.

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












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