English Studies

Master (2 years) of Art in English Studies , 120 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Odense
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 3100 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


In line with internationalisation and the spread of the internet, there is a growing need for graduates with skills in English – in private business, too. It is, therefore, a myth that a degree in English is directed solely at future teaching at high school – a fact that is also evident in the revised syllabus for English at Odense.

On the English course you will get a chance to acquire specialist knowledge in a variety of self-chosen disciplines, allowing your courses to be tailored to your particular needs and wishes.

The degree in English at Odense provides an in-depth course in English language and culture with emphasis on the United Kingdom, Ireland and USA as well as references to cultures within the remainder of the English-speaking world (e.g. South Africa, Canada and Australia) and to the international language of our time. 

The course will give you the opportunity to develop your basic knowledge of English, both written and oral. You will acquire both a practical and a theoretical foundation, and this will allow you to become more closely acquainted with the culture of English-speaking countries.

The course in English is an academic study where you will learn to understand and communicate complex issues especially relating to British and American culture, language, literature and society.

Career Opportunities  

The degree will open a variety of avenues of work in diverse fields demanding high- level English skills in combination with intercultural competences and with academic methods of self-education as well as the capacity for taking independent responsibility.


Access to the Master programme in English will be granted those who hold a Bachelor degree with English as the central subject. Students with other Bachelor degrees deemed of relevance by the Study Board will likewise be granted access to the Master programme in English.

In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. 
Read about the language requirements of the University of Southern Denmark

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 
the University of Southern Denmark directly.
A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.

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:

For 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/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01



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