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Cultural Encounters and International Development Studies

Master (2 years) of Cultural Encounters and International Development Studies, 120 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution Roskilde University (RUC)
Campus Roskilde
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4350 EUR

Multicultural contexts and international development processes

At the master’s programme Cultural Encounters + International Development Studies you will learn about culture as a concept and cultural practice in Denmark and globally. You will work with theories and methods to understand and work with culture as a concept and practice. You will acquire empirical knowledge of issues related to multilingual and multicultural contexts, and how these issues are handled by the various stakeholders. You will acquire theoretical and practical insight into the processes related to inequality and development in the Global South and their interaction with political, cultural, social and economic conditions.

The programme provides the skills to solve technical tasks in the field of cultural encounters and international development in multilingual and multicultural contexts. You will be qualified to engage professionally, constructively and critically in socially relevant analysis, practices and discussions relating to the fields of cultural encounters and international development in technical contexts.

Career Opportunities 

This programme is qualifying you for work in:
  • NGOs
  • Municipalities and ministries
  • Analysis and consulting companies
  • Museums
  • Research institutions and relevant higher education
This degree qualifies you for a PhD.

Facts about the programme

Degree: Master of Arts (MA) in Cultural Encounters and International Development Studies
Language of tuition: English


Get an overview of the admission requirements that you must fulfil in order to be considered for admission as a master's student:
At RUC, you can also enrol as a guest student or as an exchange student:


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

For Further Information

How to contact RUC

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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

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Application date
Sep 01
Start date
Feb 01


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