This programme is only offered in Danish.
In social science, you study politics in a broad sense – the structure of society, the political system and how citizens, organisations and political leaders work together and influence each other.
A Master’s degree programme with social science as the main subject leads to an MSc (Social Science) degree.
The main subject in social science can be combined with a subsidiary subject such as mathematics, physical education and sport, languages, history, pictorial art, business administration or the study of religion.
The department emphasises that the teachers in the Master’s degree programme must be permanent academic staff and the teaching of a high academic standard based on current research.
Students with a completed Bachelor’s degree in social science and the first part of a subsidiary subject qualify for admission to the Master’s degree programme with social science as the main subject.
Another option is a special single-subject line of the Master’s degree programme, in which you can enrol if you have completed a Bachelor’s degree and the first part of the subsidiary subject in social science.
A Master’s degree programme (120 ECTS credits) with social science as the main subject consists of:
The politology seminars are subject to a requirement for diversification to ensure that the following three main areas are covered:
The single-subject line includes the second part of the subsidiary subject in social science instead.
The single-subject line has the same structure, but with the difference that the 45 ECTS credits for the subsidiary subject are used for the second part of the subsidiary subject in social science. Overall, you therefore get a Master’s degree with an amount of social science subjects that is somewhere between that of a subsidiary subject and a main subject.
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Department of Political Science and Government places great emphasis on social activities. The department offers a range of activities in different associations. You can choose to become a member of the editorial staff of the department’s newsletter or join a number of social and academic associations. The Graduate Association was set up by students, and it organises a number of social and academic events. The Graduate Association also founded the IFSK Conexus, a network database that offers inspiration and specific knowledge sharing about topics such as jobs, study periods abroad, student jobs, work experience and future workplaces.
Department of Political Science and Government is located in the middle of the “social lake” complex, together with Department of Business Administration and Department of Law. The students meet in the Social Sciences canteen, and the department’s location in the middle of campus also ensures easy access to other facilities at the university, such as the State and University Library, the lakeside lecture theatres, etc.
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The MSc (Social Science) degree especially targets the teaching sector and most graduates find work as teachers at upper secondary schools, folk high schools and training colleges. Experience also shows that graduates with social science as their main subject have excellent opportunities for getting the same jobs as political science graduates, e.g. as heads of departments or managers in Danish organisations and government institutions. The EU and the embassies also take their share of graduates with an MSc (Political Science).
The Master’s degree programme builds on the competences acquired during the Bachelor’s degree programme. It should be noted that students can shape their own degree to a certain extent and, as a result, end up with different academic profiles.
A social science graduate has the following academic competences:
A social science graduate has the following intellectual competences:
A social science graduate has the following practical competences: