If you are looking for a Master’s programme that does not only provide you with high-quality education with a strong international profile in the subjects central to the demands of today’s world but also trains you in solving the problems posed by these rapidly changing demands, consider the Culture, Communication and Globalization programme.
If you are interested in having an active role in designing your personal academic profile and not only acquiring but also producing knowledge in the areas highly relevant to many contemporary professional settings, then you will appreciate interdisciplinary, problem-based learning which is a trademark of Aalborg University.The Culture, Communication and Globalization programme will provide you with an opportunity to gain MA academic credentials at a well-esteemed Scandinavian university in the egalitarian study tradition and multicultural student environment that will guarantee you enriching educational and social experiences.
A trademark of the ‘Culture, Communication and Globalization’ programme (and Aalborg University) is its unique pedagogic model of teaching: the problem-based, project-organized model. During the semester this method is supported by courses, group work and project work that revolve around complex real-life problems which students investigate and try to find answers to in scientific manners.
In close dialogue with an academic supervisor you will select an area of interest, identify and formulate a problem that you will tackle in your project. Further on you will develop a theoretical and methodological framework for dealing with the issues in focus and carry out an independent exploration presented in a written report. This report will serve as the basis for an oral exam at the end of a semester.Through this work you will not only study in depth a particular area relevant to your educational profile but will also acquire teamwork skills and the ability to work creatively which are in high-demand in professional situations and will give you a head start on the job market.
The MA in Culture, Communication and Globalization provides rich opportunity for creating a degree with a strong personal profile. The programme offers four streams of study:
You may choose to specialize in one of the study streams mentioned above by following the courses offered within the streams. You may also select and follow the courses across the streams designing a broader academic profile in the field of Culture, Communication and Globalization.
On your third semester of the programme, you can tailor your degree further by choosing an internship in Denmark or in another country. This would give you an opportunity to apply the knowledge that you gained through your courses in the hands-on experience of working in an international professional environment. Alternatively, you may choose to build upon already acquired knowledge by following for one semester another programme, at Aalborg University or at another university, specializing in your area of study.Students are free to choose their area(s) of emphasis in tailoring their study programme to their own needs and desires. All classes are taught in English.
A Master’s degree in Culture, Communication and Globalization will qualify you for jobs with focus on communicative, cultural, social and political aspects of global processes at both national and international levels, in private and public sectors, profit and non-profit organizations, academic and research institutions. Municipal and public authorities, non-governmental and political movements, national and European governments, diplomatic representations, international forums, HR and PR and marketing departments, universities and research centers can become your future workplace.
Examples of the courses offered at the CCG programme, fall semester (please note that the titles and the content of the courses can vary from one year to another).Core courses
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Take IELTS test
The FCE, or First Certificate in English, a certificate given for students who take the Cambridge English: First exam. To receive the certificate, test-takers must score between 122 and 190 on the Cambridge English: First test. Read more about FCE.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
The admission requirement for the Master's degree programme in Culture, Communication and Globalization is a completed relevant bachelor's degree. A Bachelor's degree is considered relevant if its central subjects provide the student with competences which are equivalent to at least 30 ECTS within one or more subject areas of the CCG programme, i.g. international and/or inter-cultural relations, communication relevant to the scope of the CCG programme, consumption and market communication, organisation and management, international relations and the global order, international migration and ethnic relations.
In addition, documented knowledge of the methodologies of the humanities or social sciences is required.
A bachelor's degree in Language and International Studies from Aalborg University qualifies students for admission to the master's degree programme if admission is in immediate continuation of the completed bachelor's degree.
The following Bachelor’s degrees acquired from Aalborg University may qualify students for admission to the master's degree programme: Danish plus a minor, English plus a minor, German plus a minor, International Business Communication (French, English, Spanish, German), History plus a minor, Humanistic Informatics, Social Sciences plus a minor, Politics and Public Administration and Sociology.
The following Bachelor’s degrees from other Danish universities may qualify students for admission to the master's degree programme: Anthropology and Ethnography, English and Organisational Communication and International Business Communication: Modern Languages and Intercultural Communication.
You may apply for admission to the master's degree programme if you have a professional Bachelor’s degree in International Sales and Marketing. However, there are certain requirements that you must meet:All programme modules of both the Academy Profession (AP) degree and the Professional Bachelor’s (PBA) degree must have relevance with regard to the CCG Master’s programme. Applicants may be admitted in cases where the study board deems that (s)he has completed relevant study modules and has obtained sufficient methodological competences to complete the Master’s programme.
Exchange students applying for the programme must have completed at least 4 semesters of bachelor studies to be considered for enrolment into the programme.
Applicants who do not meet the above-mentioned requirements may be granted admission if the Study Board deems that the applicant holds the equivalent educational competences. The study board may then invite the applicant for an interview.
The Study Board does not pre-assess applications for admission. This means that academic assessments are carried out only when an application for admission is submitted.
As of 2016, admission will be restricted to the Master's degree programme in Culture, Communication and Globalization, and we expect to admit a total of 120 students.
Assessment and prioritisation of the qualified applicants will take place on the basis of the following selection criteria:
Applicants who already have a Master's degree will normally only be admitted to a new Master's degree programme with restricted admission if vacant student places are available. In case of exceptional circumstances, you can apply for an exemption. Together with your application for admission, please enclose documentation for the exceptional circumstances in question.
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