Cultural Sociology

Master (2 years) of Cultural Sociology in Social Transformation Processes, 120 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Esbjerg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4250 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Cultural Sociology will give you a command of sociological theory and methods, as well as the opportunity to specialize in an area of research of your own specific interest. The master’s programme covers a variety of theories, themes and methods. You will be able to use both statistical tools and to a variety of advanced qualitative methods for collecting and analyzing empirical data. 
The programme includes various thematic courses, some are of a “hands-on” character, such as courses in project management and advanced evaluation methods. Part of the master’s programme is dedicated to the experience of being an intern. Hence, students will have the opportunity to do an internship in a public organization, a private enterprise, or an NGO in Denmark or elsewhere in the world.

Career Opportunities  

The profile MSc Cultural Sociology in Social Transformation Processes provides you with analytical competencies that support a career in companies, organizations and associations that have to cope with change related to the development of new structures or improvement of relations between the society and its citizens, institutions and interest groups.


Applicants with a BSc in Economics and Business Administration from their previous University are qualified for admission. Applicants with a professional bachelor degree and other qualifying degrees may have access provided certain demands are fulfilled. 

Students with a bachelor degree in one of the other Social Sciences (e.g. Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, and Law) and from the Humanities (e.g. Communication, Religion, Journalism, and History) will be evaluated and decided by the Study Board.

Students with a professional bachelor’s degree (e.g. social worker, police officer, primary school teacher) will be evaluated and decided by the Study Board.

In addition, you need to document your proficiency in English.
You can read more about English Language Requirements here.

Apply directly at the University of Southern Denmark with all relevant documentation.

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

Read more about entry requirements here

Tuition Fees and Scholarships

No tuition fees for EU/EEA/Swiss students.
There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland.

SDU offers 75 scholarships yearly. For information regarding scholarships:

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

Autumn - Non-EU/EEA

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn - EU/EEA and Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01