Culture, Communication and Globalization, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
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  • English (take IELTS)
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Culture, Communication and Globalization is an international two-year Master Degree Programme in English at Aalborg University, focusing on communicative and cultural as well as social and political aspects of global processes in areas such as market communication, consumption, organizational dynamics, international relations, migration and ethnic relations.


If you are looking for a Masterís programme that does not only provide you with high-quality education with a strong international profile in the subjects central to the demands of todayís 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.
Scandinavian teaching tradition and problem based learning

A trademark of the ĎCulture, Communication and Globalizationí 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.
Tailor your own study programme

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:

  • Consumption and Market Communication
  • Organization and Leadership
  • International relations and the global order
  • International migration and ethnic relations.

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.

Internship and mobility stay opportunity

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.
Job and career

A Masterís 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.

Programme Structure

The four streams

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
  • Philosophy of Science and Methodology
  • Managing Multiculturalism, including workshops in problem based project work
  • Globalization.
Optional courses
  • Academic Oral Communication
  • Intercultural Communication.
Market communication and consumption
  • Culture and Consumption
  • The Internet and International Marketing Communication.
Organizational culture and leadership
  • Organizational Leadership and Communication
  • Intercultural Competence in an Organisational Context.
International relations and the global order
  • The United States and Global Politics
  • Social Movements and Global Democracy.
International migration and ethnic relations
  • Policies of Integration and Diversity
  • Migration and Globalization in the 21st Century.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    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
  • Minimum required score (Grade B): 173

    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.

  • Minimum required score: 560

    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).

  • Minimum required score: 88

    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).

Academic Requirements

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.

Bachelorís degrees from AAU which qualify students for admission

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.

Bachelorís degrees from AAU which may qualify students for admission

The following Bachelorís 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.

Bachelorís degrees from other Danish universities

The following Bachelorís 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.

Professional bachelorís degrees

You may apply for admission to the master's degree programme if you have a professional Bachelorís 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 Bachelorís (PBA) degree must have relevance with regard to the CCG Masterís 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 Masterís programme.
Applicants with the above mentioned professional Bachelorís degree must in addition to the standard application form submit a description of their previous studies Ė including any internships and topics of major assignments or projects Ė as well as a one-page motivated application that documents the relevance of previous studies to the CCG programme.
For exchange students

Exchange students applying for the programme must have completed at least 4 semesters of bachelor studies to be considered for enrolment into the programme.

If you do not meet the admission requirements

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.

Restricted admission to the master's degree programme in culture, communication and globalization

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:

  • The number of ECTS credits in addition to the required 30 ECTS credits obtained within relevant subject areas of the qualifying Bachelorís degree (international and/or inter-cultural relations, communication relevant to the programmeís subjects, consumption and market communication, organisation and management, international relations and the global order, international migration and ethnic relations).
  • The grade point average for ECTS credits obtained within subject areas relevant to the Masterís degree programme in Culture, Communication and Globalization (international and/or inter-cultural relations, communication relevant to the programmeís subjects, consumption and market communication, organisation and management, international relations and the global order, international migration and ethnic relations).

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.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 5957 International
  • Free EU/EEA

DKK 44,300


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