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Cultural Encounters and Communication Studies

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

Institution Roskilde University (RUC)
Campus Roskilde
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5250 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR

Would you like to solve communications tasks in multilingual and multicultural contexts?

The master programme Cultural Encounters + Communication Studies qualifies you to work with and in multilingual and multicultural contexts and in planning, preparing and evaluating strategic communication.

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 become familiar with the theory and practice of planning and organizing communications material and communications and information processes for selected audiences and between different actors. You will acquire knowledge of conditions and contexts for strategic communications in and from institutions, companies and organizations.

The programme provides the skills to solve communications and dissemination tasks 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 communications in technical contexts.


The programme offers you a wide range of job opportunities in:
  • NGOs
  • Municipalities and ministries
  • Survey companies and consultancies
  • Colleges
  • Museums
  • Research institutions and relevant higher education programmes
  • Communication and dissemination tasks in multilingual and multicultural contexts in the public and private sectors
The master programme qualifies graduates to start on a PhD programme.

Academic staff

Academic staff Cultural Encounters
Academic staff Communication Studies

Facts about the programme

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

Reverse combination?

Please note, that you can also study the reverse combination of this programme. In practice, this affects which of the two subjects you will write your thesis in. Once you are enrolled, it is not possible to switch combinations. 


Get an overview of the admission requirements that you must fulfil in order to be considered for admission as a master's student:
How and where to apply

At RUC, you can also enrol as a guest student or as an exchange student:
Admission for Exchange Students
Admission for Guest Students

Tuition fees

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. 

Further Information

Application Deadlines

September entry (non-EU/EEA citizens)

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

September entry (EU/EEA citizens and tuition fee waivers)

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


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