Cultural Sociology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #251 (WUR) ,
The path which starts in the heart leads to new horizons. When choosing the Master of Social Science in Cultural Sociology at University of Southern Denmark you obtain a thorough theoretical and empirical insight into how societal development and social transformation processes are influenced by various socio-cultural factors.


The focus of this profile is on classical themes within the cultural sociology fields of research. During the master programme you will explore how social transformation processes are shaped by elements of society such as the perception of the body, health, gender issues, family relations, nature understanding, identity building time and space, cultures and countercultures.

You should choose this master programme if you have an interest in the relations between society and people and in the cultural encounters that emerge every time people meet across age, professions, nationality, gender, health and religion.

Programme Structure

The Master of Social Sciences in Cultural Sociology builds on the bachelor programme in Sociology and Cultural Analysis offered at the University of Southern Denmark in Esbjerg.

Career Opportunities

The master programme MSc Cultural Sociology provides you with analytical, process-related competencies that support a career in companies, organizations and associations that have to cope with change related to the development of new structures or improvement of relations between the society and its citizens, institutions and interest groups.


This programme is accredited by ACE Denmark

Programme Structure

Programme Structure

The Master of Social Sciences in Cultural Sociology builds on the bachelor programme in Sociology and Cultural Analysis offered at the University of Southern Denmark in Esbjerg.

For more information, please visit the programme's website.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

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Academic Requirements

Entry Requirements and Application

To apply for the Master's programme in Cultural Sociology, you need a relevant Bachelor's degree. You can apply if you hold one of the following degrees:

  • BSc in Sociology and Cultural Analysis
  • BSc in Market and Management Anthropology
  • BSc in Sociology
  • BSc Anthropology
  • BSc in Social Science
  • BSc in Political Science
  • BSc Ethnology
  • BSc in Global Studies
  • BA in Working Life Studies

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    8500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Esbjerg

6060 - 7900 DKK/month
Living Costs

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