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Spatial Designs and Society

Master (2 years) of Master of Science, 120 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts

Institution Roskilde University (RUC)
Campus Roskilde
Duration 2 Years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 6150 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR

Do you want to become a design consultant?

Spatial Designs and Society (SDS) is concerned with design in relation to consumer objects, places and design processes. We draw on human geography, anthropology, sociology and design studies.

You will conduct ethnographic fieldwork and become an expert in analyzing uses of designed objects and designed places out in the real world. The ethnographic training includes practical media studies, architectural visualization and geographical map-making as well as other hands-on cases. The programme collaborates with consultancy firms and municipalities, and you will learn how to conduct research and write reports according to commercial briefs. You will acquire unique analytical and communicative skills, understand consumer practices, detect and advise on emerging trends and needs, and learn to make your research relevant and usable for practitioners and design processes.

SDS will prepare you for jobs in a world where spatial designs are used to develop societies and make them more sustainable and liveable.

Career opportunities

SDS educates graduates able to act as consultants in the increasing number of companies working with analyses and/or design of consumer objects and places. Given that the graduates will be fluent in English, they will be attractive to companies that work with international clients. SDS graduates with also find work within architectural offices, municipal planning departments and development agencies in culture and tourism. Typical tasks will include research and development, advising, project management, creative process facilitation, fund raising and communication.

Facts about the programme

Degree: Master of Science (MSc) in Social Sciences in Spatial Designs and Society

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:
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

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

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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