Bridge gaps between legal institutions, organizations and citizens
When choosing the Master of Social Science in Cultural Sociology with a profile in Law, Power and Social Justice you obtain a thorough theoretical and empirical insight into how the modern society is structured and organized by means of formal and informal rules and laws.
The profile is centered on cultural encounters within the legal system with specific focus on the meeting between citizens and the societal macro-structures characterized by formal rules, administrative procedures and the reduction of people into cases and numbers.
The profile builds on the three-year bachelor programme in Sociology and Cultural Analysis offered at Campus Esbjerg.
Be the bridge-builder between law and society
The programme MSc. Cultural Sociology in Law, Power and Social Justice seeks to meet the growing need for employees that are able to bridge gaps between different sectors in society and between case worker and client.
At the same time the programme provides you with advanced methodological and analytical competencies as well as an important insight into evaluation practice. This knowledge will support a career within public administration agencies, ministries, organizations and prison services where existing or new laws as well as social projects are formulated and implemented.
Expected job descriptions: Project Manager, Project Coordinator, HRM Officer, Personnel Manager, Head of NGO, Communication Manager, Management Consultant, Analyst, Scientific Assistant, Staff Advisor, Consultant, Researcher, International Project Manager, Government Officer.
"What is interesting about this master programme is that it confronts the common idea that social problems and crime should be handled separately. Nowadays there are many cases between municipalities and the policy about failures in the administrative procedures where it is hard to place the responsibility for such. There is a need for employees who can provide an overview and point out where improvement is needed. Thus, there is a need for graduates who are able to think intersectorial and understand both the social, organizational and judicial aspects of a given problem."
Sociologist Julie Riishøj, Southern Jutland Police
The profile MSc. Cultural Sociology in Law, Power and Social Justice consists of 120 ECTS, corresponding to two years full-study.
The programme is structured around the main profile in Cultural Sociology wherein you specialize within Law, Power and Social Justice. The programme is offered in English only.
All courses at MSc. Cultural Sociology in Law, Power and Social Justice include activating lessons which means a combination of lectures with individual as well as group-based exercises, project work and presentations. The lectures will take place in quarters - two quarters each semester. Thus there will be 4 courses of studies each year. On each quarter there will be approximately 6 weeks of lectures with 12 hours of teaching every week.
Studying at the University of Southern Denmark
As a student enrolled in the MSc. Cultural Sociology in Law, Power and Social Justice you will experience a dynamic and strong research environment where the sociological study of culture is deeply rooted and has strong departments to support it. Furthermore, you become part of an active and social student environment that mixes Danish and international students. The campus is located in Esbjerg, a city which is not only affordable, but also offers a range of activities and opportunities for students.
On the campus, there is a lot done to ensure that you as a student feel comfortable. Cultural Sociology is a master programme where students come with many different bachelor backgrounds. As only few students know each other, we seek to establish a great study environment by offering nice introduction days at the campus and by setting up study groups.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
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 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).
Access is granted to students holding a bachelor degree, which can be argued to be equivalent to the Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Cultural Analysis offered at University of Southern Denmark.
Students with a bachelor degree in one of the other Social Sciences (e.g. Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, and Law) and from the Humanities (e.g. Communication, Religion, Journalism, and History) will be evaluated and decided by the Study Board.
Students with a professional bachelor’s degree (e.g. social worker, police officer, primary school teacher) will be evaluated and decided by the Study Board.
It is possible to supplement your degree with courses at the BSc. Sociology and Cultural Analysis before starting at the master programme.
Applicants must provide documentation of proficiency in English.
Options for full-degree graduate students:
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Options for Exchange and Guest Students:
The scholarship helps cover living expenses.
Danish Government Scholarship – Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher EducationThe Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education has launched a scholarship programme for students from non-EU/EEA countries studying a full degree at graduate level. Scholarships and tuition fee waivers are available for highly talented students who have been admitted to a range of programmes.
The Danish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education has launched a scholarship programme for students from non-EU/EEA countries studying a full degree at graduate level. Scholarships and tuition fee waivers are available for highly talented students who have been admitted to a range of programmes.
The board of the University of Southern Denmark decides from year to year which study programmes will benefit from the scholarships and the University will recommend the most qualified applicants in these programmes for a scholarship. Therefore it is not possible to apply for this scholarship. If you are a non-EU student and applying for a programme which offers this scholarship you will automatically be considered for it.
Only available for students applying for a master programme at our Sønderborg Campus
Six one-year scholarships are issued pr. year: three for studies within the technical field i.e. Mechatronics and Innovation & Business respectively, and three are for studies within the field of business administration i.e. Business Relationship Management.
A scholarship of DKK 40.000 may be granted if and when the requirements are met. It is paid in two instalments of DKK 20.000 per semester. The scholarship grant depends on acceptance and enrolment as a full-time student in one of the above mentioned programmes.
20 scholarships for MSc in Engineering
Danish Government Scholarship for Foreign Nationals (the Cultural Agreements) Danish Government Scholarships for Foreign Nationals
Iki Wakabayashi Foundation (A scholarship which can be applied by all SDU students who are leaving for a period of exchange or internship in Japan - or similar for a Japanese student being enrolled at SDU)
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