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Uddannelsens fagbetegnelse på dansk fx. kemi
Globale Europastudier

Uddannelsens fagbetegnelse på engelsk fx. chemistry
Global European Studies

Den uddannedes titel på dansk
Cand.mag. i globale europastudier

Den uddannedes titel på engelsk
Master of Arts (MA) in Global European Studies

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Hvilke adgangskrav gælder til uddannelsen?

Students that hold one of the degrees listed below, are considered to meet all admission requirements and have direct access to apply to the Master's programme in Global European Studies.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History from University of Copenhagen.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Sciences from University of Copenhagen.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in European Ethnology from University of Copenhagen.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology from University of Copenhagen.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Anthropology from University of Copenhagen.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in French Language and Culture from University of Copenhagen.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Italian Language and Culture from University of Copenhagen.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Spanish Language and Culture from University of Copenhagen.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in German Language and Culture from University of Copenhagen.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies from University of Copenhagen.
Bachelor of Theology from University of Copenhagen.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Sciences from Aarhus University
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Anthropology from Aarhus University.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History from Aarhus University.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English from Aarhus University
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in French Language, Literature and Culture French from Aarhus University
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Spanish and Spanish American language, Literature and Culture from Aarhus University.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in German Language, Literature and Culture French from Aarhus University.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology and Cultural Analysis from University of Southern Denmark.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in European Studies from University of Southern Denmark
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History from University of Southern Denmark.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science from University of Southern Denmark.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Spanish Studies from University of Southern Denmark.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in German from University of Southern Denmark.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English from University of Southern Denmark.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Language and International Studies from Aalborg University.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in History from Aalborg University.
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology from Aalborg University.

Other Bachelor’s degrees
Applicants holding other Bachelor’s degrees or similar are also eligible for admission if the applicant is assessed by the Faculty to have educational qualifications equivalent to the Bachelor’s programme(s) granting direct admission.
Due to national legislation only courses at bachelor level will be taking into consideration during the assessment. Courses at Master's level will not be assessed.

Language requirements
Admission to the MA programme requires documentation of specific language proficiency in English and one other foreign language.
English requirement:
- English at level B from the Danish upper-secondary school
- English corresponding to a minimum B2 level in The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR):
1) IELTS test with a minimum score of 6.5
2) Cambridge CAE or CPE passed
3) Paper-based TOEFL test with a minimum score of 560
4) TOEFL iBT test with a minimum score of 83

Second foreign language proficiency requirements (French, German, Russian or Spanish requirement):
- proficiency at level C from the Danish upper-secondary school
-  proficiency corresponding to A2 level in The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages documented by one of the following tests:
1) French: DELF – “Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française
2) Spanish: DELE – Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera
3) German: Goethe-Zertifikat
4) Russian: TORFL – Test of Russian as a Foreign Language – Basic

Assessment criteria
In the event that the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of available places, the order of priority will be A) applicants with a Bachelor’s programme granting direct admission and B) applicants without a Bachelor’s programme granting direct admission. Admission will be granted in accordance with a ranking of the applicants. The ranking will be based on the following criteria:
relevance of academic qualifications (grades) (50 %)
information provided in the letter of intent (50 %)

The education will only be offered with a minimum of 40 students.

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Europe, which has long been a key driver of globalization, is now faced with its deep and far-reaching consequences. The global dynamics of sovereign debt, population movements and the shifting balance of economic and political influence not only pose challenges to the agenda of the European Union, but also loom large in the prescriptions of scholars and analysts. ‘Global Europe’ refers to the multidimensional influence of global networks of communications, commerce, culture and politics on contemporary European societies. Modern Europe emerged in a co-constitutive way with transnational layers of economic exchange, social activity, cultural influences, and political organisation. Moreover, a significant part of the globe was comprised of colonial empires for centuries, leaving a complex web of legacies for contemporary European policy-makers. In that sense, Europe can be viewed historically as both agent and object of globalising forces, and remains deeply enmeshed with global trends and developments. Studying Europe as part of the long-term perspective of globalization thus brings out elements of continuity that help us to re-assess current challenges in a new light.

To this end, it is crucial to launch a degree programme that studies Europe’s changing internal, political and societal landscape in the light of the transformative influence of the outside world. It is the aim of this master’s degree in European studies to provide students with an opportunity to rethink contemporary Europe in this broader global context. The programme is designed to develop three key competencies: Interdisciplinary specialization, applied methodological knowledge and applied foreign language. Uniquely, we apply a number of Humanities disciplines ranging from contemporary history, politics, culture, communication and ideas, which are crucial to capturing the multidimensional and complex nature of Global Europe. We further combine this interdisciplinary specialization with a thorough training in advanced methods of applied European Studies. Ultimately these aims with intensive training in the languages that are the key conduits of Europe’s global interactions, to access and interpret comparative data sources and to equip our students with the skills to work in a multiple-language environment.

This MA programme will be run by the Centre for Modern European Studies (CEMES), which includes six departments from the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Theology. For nearly a decade, CEMES has been the key coordinating body of scholarly activities in the field of contemporary European studies in the Humanities with well-developed links to other Faculties as well as international partners. As a result, a genuine field of interdisciplinary research in European studies has developed from across the departments of the Faculty. This allows CEMES to marshal extensive resources for research based teaching of the highest international standard. In addition CEMES can provide the providing necessary logistical and administrative support.

In accordance with our close examination of the labour market, we have developed and refined the education to hone the very competencies and skills that are in high demand. The programme itself combines a rigorous training in the key disciplines of applied European studies in the Humanities with a thorough insight into the political, cultural, historical and linguistic complexities of Europe placed in a global setting. The first of its kind at the University of Copenhagen, the aim is to develop well-prepared, innovative and flexible graduates with advanced linguistic skills whose deep knowledge of the background and complexity of Europe’s new global challenges is matched by critical and problem-solving skills. As we have documented in our separate report candidates will be well placed to occupy positions in a wide range of public and private organisations that are engaged in politics, diplomacy, administration, media, research and teaching in the global/European interface and private exporting companies building multi-national teams. Graduates will acquire the following knowledge, skills and competencies:

Comprehensive understanding of the political, social and cultural order of Europe in global perspective and the challenges facing it.
In-depth knowledge of key theories, analytical approaches and methods within the interdisciplinary field of European and global studies.
An understanding of principles of and approaches to foreign language acquisition and reading strategies.

To apply interdisciplinary theoretical knowledge to the analysis of the challenges posed by the global restructuring of contemporary Europe.
To work independently with advanced methods in the field of European Studies.
To interpret empirical sources and data at a high level of proficiency in two or more European languages.
To develop skills for writing academic English as well as working with texts in a second foreign language, i.e. French, German, Russian, or Spanish.

To collaborate with peers in addressing contemporary social, political and cultural dilemmas in a multi-lingual environment.
To apply comparative and cross-cultural research and problem-solving skills to the public and private sectors at home and abroad.
To manage, plan and implement projects in multilingual and cross-cultural contexts.
To cope with the demands of post-graduate studies and take responsibility for future career development.

The MA will be a 120 ECTS programme taught across four semesters, culminating in the preparation and submission of a master’s thesis. Overall the degree is constructed from five distinct components; (a) Foundational modules, (b) Exploration modules, (c) Foreign Language Theory and Practice, (d) Electives and (e) Thesis. The compulsory (core) teaching modules account for 90 ECTS including the thesis. The programme is designed to ensure the intensive teaching of the core components in the first year of study, thereby permitting greater flexibility in the second year. In the third semester, students can either choose 30 ECTS of elective courses, or take a semester studying abroad in a relevant graduate programme. The capstone of the programme is provided by the thesis. (The proposed structure of the programme is illustrated in the appendix p. 2)

Two Foundational modules (in the first and second semester respectively) combine a firm interdisciplinary and conceptual framework with an applied methodological approach to the study of global Europe. The first semester introduces students to the key concepts and approaches for examining Europe in a contemporary global context. It crucially alleviates differences in the students’ disciplinary background by establishing a common theoretical and methodological foundation. The second semester applies these interdisciplinary theories and methodologies to specific contemporary challenges confronting Europe in the face of globalization. The Exploration modules (offered in the first and second semester) are designed to build upon the Foundational modules. Each module takes its point of departure in a specific thematic context, namely politics, culture and society, and ideas. The module Foreign Language Theory and Practice will be offered in parallel with the first semester courses through a close collaboration with the Centre for Internationalisation and Parallel Language Use (CIP). Students will follow a course in academic writing in English and will specialise in one additional major European language, to be chosen from either French, German, Russian, or Spanish. These skills will then be applied in the second semester to the Foundational module in contemporary challenges, where students will have the chance to pair their language skills with regional specialisation and to interpret documents and data sources in different languages.

Once the core components have been completed during the first year of the programme students proceed to the elective components and are asked to choose elective courses from the contributing departments defined within the broad themes of global Europe: politics, culture, society and ideas. They are thereby encouraged to specialise, but at the same time to conduct that specialisation in the context of the broad themes and approaches developed across the programme in the first year of study. The elective modules also provide scope for a so-called ‘mobility window’, whereby students have the possibility of studying abroad and/or doing internships at relevant private and public organisations.

The thesis, undertaken in the final semester of the programme, is a sustained piece of research that is designed to showcase the students’ acquisition of the key theoretical, empirical, methodological and linguistic skills associated with this programme. Students will be encouraged to develop thesis proposals that allow for interdisciplinary enquiry into the foundations of Europe in history, culture, communication and ideas with a clear practical applications to contemporary challenges of European politics and society.

Uddannelsens konstituerende faglige elementer

Global Europe Foundations I: Theory, Concepts, Methods (15 ECTS) (written take-home assignment, internal evaluation, 7 point scale)
This introductory module begins with the phenomenon of globalization itself, viewed through the prism of Europe’s changing role in the world since the mid-nineteenth century. It is divided into two constituent parts, each consisting of seven weeks of instruction. Part One offers a broad outline of the modern history of globalization in its European context, comparing and contrasting a range of intellectual traditions and disciplinary approaches to key problems in the field. It addresses three major issues: What is globalization, how should we define it? When and how did it emerge historically? And to what extent was it predicated on peculiarly European processes of innovation, expansion and global interaction? In addition, major thinkers about European global pre-eminence from Adam Smith and Max Weber to more contemporary critics will be analysed. Part Two of the module turns specifically to theoretical tools, concepts and methods for studying Europe’s manifold connections with a rapidly globalizing world, drawing on perspectives from sociology, politics, history, and cultural studies and incorporating a variety of key drivers of globalization (global firms, cultural industries, international organisations, nongovernmental organisations and global civil society). All in all, this module is designed to equip students with a firm theoretical and conceptual foundation for the degree programme as a whole, introducing them to historical, political and cultural aspects of interdisciplinary European and global studies.

Foundational understanding of Europe’s role in the emergence of a globalized world through the work of major theorists, past and present.
In-depth knowledge of the key theoretical approaches, analytical concepts and different methodologies for understanding globalization in its many forms.
To reflect critically about the relationship between Europe’s global historical development and the work of major historical and contemporary thinkers.
To apply theoretical approaches from across the disciplines including key concepts and methods for studying Europe’s interactions with the wider world, both historically as well as today.
To work independently with comprehensive historical and theoretical questions.
To collaborate with peers in reflecting about different theoretical and conceptual approaches to studying Global Europe.

Global Europe Explorations I: Contemporary Politics (7.5 ECTS) (oral exam with synopsis, internal evaluation, 7 point scale)
The aim of this module is to explore and understand the evolution of European politics from the pre-eminence of the nation-state towards de-territorialization and internationalisation of political cultures and systems. The rise and enlargement of the European Union is the most visible sign of the realignment of European politics in recent decades. As a result of accelerated processes of globalization and a new, less stable geo-political context, a number of deep transformations of state, market and political power have taken place in the European nation-state. This module explores these changes on a historical and economic basis and explains the nature of contemporary European politics by recourse to two key approaches. Firstly, through a comparative analysis of regional clusters of states, the trajectories of cross-country differences and convergences between institutions, constitutions and political systems will be analysed. Secondly, a transnational approach will be used to explore the emergence of the European Union, conceptualised as a polity embedded in an increasingly global society. The recrudescence of nationalist and authoritarian politics in opposition to centralised European structures and agencies will also be considered. Altogether, the students will become familiar with central analytical approaches and gain an understanding of how broader processes of globalization have interacted with national and European developments to shape contemporary European politics.

Comprehensive understanding of contemporary European politics and the impact of processes of globalization on Europe.
In-depth knowledge of the historical conditions that have shaped European politics over the last decades, including the emergence and development of the European Union.
To apply a comparative approach to national political systems and institutions.
To apply a transnational approach to capture the relations between European integration and globalisation.
To reflect critically about the relationship between the processes of globalisation, the European Union and the nation state.
To collaborate with peers in addressing contemporary political dilemmas.

Foreign Language Theory and Practice (7.5 ECTS) The course will be assessed on the basis of a portfolio consisting of: 1) introductory theoretical reflection paper on foreign language acquisition (max. 2 pages); 2) one completed academic paper (3 drafts); 3) 6 completed assignments in second foreign language reading; 4) a post-instructional reflection paper on individual foreign language acquisition linked to reading and writing skills (max 2 pages). (internal evaluation)
The purpose of this module is to enhance the students’ abilities to cope with the language demands of post-graduate studies and take responsibility for their future personal language learning for both academic and career development. The course focuses on three integrated components; firstly, students will be introduced to a method of reading strategies in foreign languages as well as a strategy for effective academic writing within the field of study. The second and third components focus directly on developing receptive and productive academic foreign language skills. For English, this includes a course in English Academic Writing designed to improve and develop written expression and scholarly precision, focussing on process writing skills that enable the students to analyse, evaluate and be aware of the different phases of the writing process and hence produce clear and well-structured texts in written academic English. With interactive class discussions and a student and teacher peer-revision, the course takes its point of departure in the academic writing competencies of the individual student. For the second foreign language, students will follow a reading proficiency course in French, German, Russian, or Spanish (with the aim to potentially expand the range of languages offered). The aim is to provide the students with a methodical approach to foreign language acquisition by developing strategic reading competencies and a systematic process for reading texts in a foreign language. Thus students are equipped with the necessary skills to navigate foreign language texts, to focus on and extract the relevant content and apply it to a wider, professional context. Both of these courses will be coordinated through a close collaboration with the Centre for Internationalisation and Parallel Languages Use at Copenhagen University (CIP).

To acquire an awareness of language acquisition in practice in particular in regard to reading strategies in foreign languages
To acquire an awareness of process writing and the conventions for academic writing within the field of study.
To develop skills for navigating through texts by using a strategic reading competence in a second foreign language, i.e. French, German, Russian, or Spanish.
To write clear, well-structured texts in English on subjects within the field of study.
To show a reliable mastery of English academic and domain specific language to formulate thoughts precisely, give emphasis, differentiate and eliminate ambiguity.
To cope with the language demands of post-graduate studies and take responsibility for future language learning for both academic and career development.

Global Europe Foundations II: Addressing Global Challenges (15 ECTS) (written take-home assignment, external evaluation, 7 point scale)
Building on the historical and interdisciplinary framework of Foundations 1, this module turns to a number of specific contemporary challenges, their causes and effects, and the alternative ways of addressing them. The course offers a general overview of contemporary issues such as migration, nationalism, sub-nationalism and separatist movements, welfare and labour (e.g. the migration of jobs to cheaper markets), economic growth and climate change, diversity vs. cohesion, civil liberties vs. the global and regional security. Students will work collectively to assess impact and analyse the action repertoire of key players, developing an advanced understanding of mechanisms of conflict resolution, crisis management and the capacity of states and international organizations to maintain stability and/or adapt to global change. Learning material can be drawn from the prominent role played by European countries and the European Union in the attempt to provide global peace and security, manage migration and mobility, stabilize international markets and facilitate sustainable growth and environmental protection. The module incorporates a period of project work (3-4 weeks mid-semester) where the students collaborate in their respective language-specialisation groups, addressing localized manifestations of more general European dilemmas. This will culminate in a series of public dialogues with leading community actors such as ambassadors, industry representatives, foreign ministry representatives, media figures and think tanks. In this way the theoretical, methodological and language enhancement skills acquired in first semester will be applied to concrete empirical cases that illuminate the broader themes of the programme.

Comprehensive understanding of major contemporary challenges of Global Europe.
In-depth knowledge of theoretical, conceptual and methodological approaches that can address and offer solutions to contemporary challenges.
To apply theoretical, methodological and language enhancement skills on concrete projects in order to address major challenges of Global Europe.
To interpret empirical sources and data at a high level of proficiency in two or more European languages.
To collaborate with peers in addressing contemporary social, political, and cultural dilemmas in a multi-lingual environment.
To apply interdisciplinary and comparative research and problem-solving skills to the public and private sectors at home and abroad.

Global Europe Explorations II: Culture and Society (7.5 ECTS) (oral exam with synopsis, internal evaluation, 7 point scale)
The module aims to explain and assess contemporary European culture and society, its history and current transformation in facing globalisation. It explores European cultural institutions, representations, and practices (family, gender, religion, national identity, ethnicity, education, welfare, civil society, public sphere, the media and arts) and how these have constituted social order, nationally and transnationally over the past century. Students will focus on the interconnection between cultural representations and discourses and broader societal developments at the European and global level. The course will have two main elements. Firstly, it will explore European cultural institutions, representations and practices in historical perspective. Broader topics could for example include European emigration, the decolonization processes, the increasing international flow of popular culture and everyday cultural exchanges. Secondly, the course will focus on the transformations related to the recent wave of globalization and its impact on contemporary European culture and society. Examples include dilemmas posed by increased immigration and religious and cultural diversity, the consequences of deindustrialisation, the development of new creative industries and the tension between new nationalism and globalisation. Altogether, students will be able to analyse the cultural component in contemporary European and global challenges and conflicts.

Comprehensive understanding of the emergence of European cultures, the unity and diversity of European identities and public spheres.
In-depth knowledge about the driving forces behind Europeanization and globalization of culture.
To apply comparative and transnational approaches to national cultures and societies in a historical perspective.
To analyse and work with cultural representations and discourses in a broad historical and societal perspective.
Critically reflect on the socio-cultural configuration of contemporary Europe, its diversity and coherence and drivers of change.
To collaborate with peers in addressing contemporary social and cultural dilemmas.

Global Europe Explorations III: Global Ideas (7.5 ECTS) (oral exam with synopsis, internal evaluation, 7 point scale)
This module explores Europe’s global influence and interaction in the realm of knowledge and ideas. At a time of increasing emphasis of the knowledge economy as the key to Europe’s external viability, it is crucial to understand the role of European ideas both in their historical dimensions and the way they have been and are challenged in a globalised world. More specifically, the course explores ideas such as democracy, state, enlightenment, freedom, identity, gender, Europe, orientalism, revolution, tradition, modernity, secularization and decolonization. The aim is to illuminate how these ideas were created, what characterizes them, what roles they have played and are playing in culture and politics, and how they circulate in different institutional contexts (political debate, social sciences, cultural media etc.). In line with current theoretical and methodological trends, the course will view ideas, not as phenomena with a fixed essence and core, but as a set of emergent, changeable concepts, narratives and patterns of thought that have been constantly defined and redefined by a variety of historical actors and in a variety of media. In line with this, the geographical scope of the course is comprehensive in that it analyses intellectual developments in both Eastern and Western, Northern and Southern Europe, traces how European ideas have been disseminated on a global level, and discusses how ideas developed outside Europe have challenged traditional European norms and values. The course progressively deepens both Global Europe Foundations I and the language components of the programme by addressing in more detail the processes of Europeanization and globalization in the past and the present by equipping the students with sensitivity for and understanding of the dynamics and role of concepts, narratives and patterns of thought in political and cultural life.

Understanding of the circulation of knowledge and ideas between Europe and the wider world.
In-depth knowledge about the dynamics and role of language in European political and cultural life.
Apply relevant theoretical and methodological approaches to analyse the impact of European and global ideas.
Assess the influence of European political and cultural ideas in a historical perspective.
Critically reflect on the changing role of ideas in relation to contemporary European challenges.
To collaborate with peers in addressing contemporary cultural and political dilemmas.

Elective (15 ECTS)

Elective (15 ECTS)

Thesis (30 ECTS) (written take-home assignment, external evaluation, 7 point scale)
The aim of the thesis is to enable the graduate student to showcase the acquisition of the key theoretical, empirical, methodological and linguistic skills associated with this programme. Furthermore, the aim is to enable the student to complete and communicate problem-oriented academic research and thereby demonstrate the ability to think and work academically, as well as utilize this in a future professional context.

To acquire a confident understanding of a selected research topic in global European studies.
To independently plan and conduct a complex academic project over a protracted period of time.
To select and apply relevant theories and methods from global European studies to address a specific problem or research question.

Begrundet forslag til taxameterindplacering

Det foreslås, at uddannelsen indplaceres på takst 1, da det er en humanistisk/samfundsvidenskabelig uddannelse.

Forslag til censorkorps
Uddannelsen tilknyttes Europastudiers censorkorps (Aarhus Universitet), som evt. suppleres med yderligere censorer, så de relevante sproglige dimensioner i sprogmodulet er dækket (jævnfør eksamensbekendtgørelsens §48, stk. 1, og §56, stk.3.)

Dokumentation af efterspørgsel på uddannelsesprofil - Upload PDF-fil på max 30 sider. Der kan kun uploades én fil.
Appendiks 1.pdf

Kort redegørelse for behovet for den nye uddannelse

Behovsundersøgelsen dokumenterer på baggrund af interviews med et repræsentativt og bredt udsnit af aftagere, at det danske arbejdsmarked efterspørger kandidater, der besidder færdigheder indenfor europæiske og globale problemstillinger, og som kan arbejde tværfagligt og projektorienteret på flere europæiske sprog i nationale og internationale sammenhænge. Global Europe tilbyder en unik og sammenhængende faglig profil, der netop udstyrer studerende med disse kompetencer.

Set fra et rent akademisk synspunkt er det i stigende grad blevet tydeligt, at den europæiske integrationsproces har været tæt sammenvævet med den sideløbende globalisering. Samtidig står Europa i dag overfor markante globale udfordringer. Endelig har Europas integration bevæget sig fra et mere snævert økonomisk, juridisk og politisk fokus til at rumme en række brede, kulturelle og identitetsmæssige perspektiver og konflikter. Disse forhold tilsigter dels, at en tidssvarende uddannelse i Europastudier bør rumme et markant globalt perspektiv og dels, at en tværfaglig og flersproglig tilgang til at forstå Europa er nødvendig. Disse elementer er fundamentale i det nærværende forslag til en kandidatuddannelse. 

Underbygget skøn over det samlede behov for dimittender

Med et forventet optag på 40 studerende anslås det, at der årligt vil blive uddannet ca. 34 kandidater (ud fra et estimeret frafald på ca. 15 %). Grundlaget for den forventede kandidatproduktion bygger på dokumentationen for behovet for kandidater med denne uddannelse, der er blevet belyst via behovsundersøgelsen, som forefindes i det vedlagte appendiks.

Det vurderes realistisk at uddanne ca. 34 kandidater årligt, idet uddannelsen sigter mod at uddanne kandidater til ansættelse i en bred vifte af erhvervsgrupper på det danske arbejdsmarked (se det vedlagte appendiks for en redegørelse over de konkrete aftagergrupper).

Uddannelsen vil kun blive udbudt ved optag af minimum 40 studerende.

Hvilke aftagere/aftagerorganisationer har været inddraget i behovsundersøgelsen?

Behovsundersøgelsen foretaget i forbindelse med uddannelsesforslaget til Global Europe har bestået af følgende tre led:

1) Spørgeskemaundersøgelse med repræsentanter fra de relevante institutters aftagerpaneler, Det Humanistiske Fakultets Eksterne Råd samt øvrige repræsentanter fra erhvervslivet
2) Interviews med potentielle, fremtidige aftagere af dimittender fra Global Europe
3) Fokusgruppeinterview med studerende/nyligt uddannede kandidater fra Det Humanistiske Fakultet med tilknytning til Europastudier i deres uddannelsesprofil

Deltagerne i spørgeskemaundersøgelsen repræsenterer følgende erhvervsgrupper, hvor parenteserne angiver, hvilke konkrete institutioner/organisationer/virksomheder, der har deltaget i undersøgelsen:
Dansk offentlig administration (Udenrigsministeriet, Danmarks Faste Mission ved FN i New York, Danmarks Faste Repræsentation ved OECD i Paris) 
EU-institutioner (Europa-Parlamentet, Europa-Kommissionen i Danmark)
Internationale og europæiske organisationer (UNDP)
Tænketanke (DEA, Tænketanken Europa, Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier)
Arbejdsgiverorganisationer (Dansk Industri, Landbrug og Fødevarer)
Medieorganisationer (DR, Politiken, Museum Tusculanums Forlag)
Kulturinstitutioner (Det Danske Kulturinstitut, Dansk Jødisk Museum)
Private virksomheder (A.P. Møller-Mærsk, Novo Nordisk, Lundbeckfonden)
NGOer (Greenpeace, CreoDK og Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law)

Følgende aftagere har medvirket i individuelle interviews:

Dansk offentlig administration:
Allan Toft; Fuldmægtig HR, Udenrigsministeriet
Katrine Nissen; Kontorchef, Styrelsen for Forskning og Innovation (EU-politisk kontor), Uddannelses- og forskningsministeriet

Anne Mette Vestergaard; Kontorchef, Europa-Parlamentet

Internationale og europæiske organisationer:
Lykke Andersen; JPOSC Manager & Deputy Chief, UNDP

Maria Theresa Norn; Analysechef, DEA
Catharina Sørensen; Forskningschef, Tænketanken EUROPA

Anders Ladefoged; Underdirektør, Dansk Industri
Mette Fjord Sørensen; Uddannelses- og forskningspolitisk chef, Dansk Erhverv

Adam Holm; forhenværende kanalchef på DR2, historiker, anmelder, DR
Christian Jensen; Ansvarshavende chefredaktør, Information

Else Christensen-Redzepovic; Direktør, Det Danske Kulturinstitut

Private virksomheder:
Peter Trillingsgaard; Vicepræsident, afdeling for eksterne relationer, LEGO
Mads Ingholt; Senior Director, Global Head of Leadership Development, Group HR, A.P. Møller-Mærsk

Birgitte Wederking; Direktør, CreoDK
Jan Søndergård; Politisk rådgiver, Greenpeace

For mere information om behovsundersøgelsen se det uploadede appendiks.

Hvordan er det sikret, at den nye uddannelse matcher det påviste behov?

I udviklingen af uddannelsen har en lang række interessenter løbende været inddraget for at sikre overensstemmelse mellem arbejdsmarkedets efterspørgsel og det endelige uddannelsesforslag. (For en redegørelse over de inddragede aftagere se foregående punkt samt det uploadede appendiks) Uddannelseskonceptet er blevet videreudviklet og justeret i henhold til efterspørgsel og de fremsatte kritikpunkter fra såvel studerende som aftagere fra arbejdsmarkedet, der har været inddraget i behovsundersøgelsen. I det uploadede appendiks redegøres for den samlede behovsundersøgelse herunder de konkrete kritikpunkter og de heraf afledte overvejelser og ændringer af uddannelseskonceptet som et resultat af de studerendes og aftagernes feedback. Således afspejler det foreliggende uddannelseskoncept det påviste behov.

Som led i udviklingen af uddannelsen har uddannelsesforslaget desuden været forelagt Københavns Universitets Uddannelsesstrategiske Råd (KUUR), der netop rådgiver i uddannelsesstrategiske spørgsmål. Uddannelsesforslaget er blevet behandlet i KUUR i efteråret 2015, og således er den aktuelle ansøgning resultatet af justeringer foretaget på baggrund af feedback fra KUUR.

Sammenhæng med eksisterende uddannelser

The proposed MA programme offers a unique programme in European Studies compared with the currently existing programmes in European Studies in Denmark. What distinguish the programme are (a) its global perspective and (b) a genuinely new combination of competencies and skills, in particularly combining interdisciplinary and linguistic skills. In addition, Global Europe draws resources from an interdisciplinary research centre of European studies (CEMES). Finally, the education will apply an active learning approach that ensures integration of these global, interdisciplinary, and research-led factors through shifting the teaching-centred paradigm to a learning-centred paradigm based on student needs.

In order to compare Global Europe with existing programmes in European Studies in Denmark, we have studied the profiles of four currently existing MA programmes in European Studies at Aarhus University, Aalborg University and The University of Southern Denmark and Copenhagen Business School. They all offer a substantially different profile from what is planned in Global Europe.

Aarhus University offers a two-year English taught masters programme in ‘European Studies’. This programme offers an interdisciplinary combination of humanities and the social sciences and has a focus on cultural, social and political processes in Europe. The Aarhus programme is subtitled ‘European diversity’ and places considerable emphasis on ‘political and cultural European affairs’. The students acquire competences in the history of the idea of Europe; culture and society in Europe; and current affairs. The Aarhus MA in European studies “gives a European perspective that is relevant in career paths ranging from political institutions to international organi­sations, from the corporate world, to the media, to teaching cultural un­derstanding”. However, the master at Aarhus University crucially does not include a global profile, nor does it combine interdisciplinarity with a multilingual approach to Europe. Two dimensions of Global Europe, which were in clear demand of the Danish labour market, according to our investigation in the appendix.

Aalborg University offers the programme ‘Masters of Social Sciences in International Relations, European Studies’. This is a two-year English taught programme with a focus on European integration, economic and political developments in Europe and the EU institutions. The Aalborg programme is a subset of the international affairs programmes, including Development and International Relations, Chinese Area Studies, Latin American Studies, and China and International Relations. In this context the programme has a particular focus on ‘comparative integration studies’, and shares a large number of courses with the other international affairs programmes. The students acquire competences in comparative regional integration, the external role of the EU, International Relations, EU policies, EU institutions, EU law, and European Political Economy. The Aalborg MA in European Studies consists of only two-semesters (60 ECTS) of formal ‘classroom’ teaching, the other two terms being made up of internships or foreign study and the masters’ thesis.  The Aalborg MA in European studies provides “the opportunity to become a dynamic practitioner in your field, whether your interests are strategic, managerial, policy-related, or all of the above”. The master at Aalborg University employs a political science approach to studying European integration and comparative integration internationally. Global Europe in contrast considers the dynamic relationship between Europe and globalisation. Moreover, the proposed education approaches the subject with an interdisciplinary and multilingual approach absent in the Aalborg master.

The University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg offers a two-year English taught master programme, ‘MSc in European Studies’, in cooperation with the University of Flensburg in Germany, focussed on “Europe of Regions”. This programme places a “special focus on borders and border regions. Borders still represent barriers to integration, and border regions are laboratories of European integration”. At the Sønderborg campus, the students acquire competences in four areas: 1) regional structures and economics; 2) familiarity with business principles and economic trends; 3) communication and culture; and 4) politics, law and institutions. The USD Sønderborg MSc. in European Studies “qualifies students for employment within different fields connected to the EU as well as local and regional governance and development”. In contrast, Global Europe has a much more general focus on Europe in a global perspective as well as an combined interdisciplinary and multilingual approach to the subject.

To conclude, it should be mentioned that our investigation of the Danish labour market in the appendix clearly demonstrates that it is particularly the unique competencies and skills that candidates from Global Europe will offer, which is in need among Danish public institutions and private firms. Candidates who are able to analyse Europe in a global perspective, can work in several languages and with the competencies to applying an interdisciplinary approach on complex European and global questions.


Uddannelsen vil være attraktiv for danske såvel som internationale studerende, idet undervisningen vil foregå på engelsk. Målgruppen er danske og internationale studerende med en samfundsvidenskabelig eller humanistisk bachelor (jf. præcis definition ovenfor), der ønsker at supplere med en tværfaglig overbygning i europæiske studier som alternativ til andre kandidatuddannelser i Danmark eller i udlandet. I denne forbindelse er det vigtigt at understrege, at uddannelsen grundet sin tværfaglighed vil appellere bredt til studerende med forskellig uddannelsesbaggrund og således ikke kun tiltrække studerende fra ét eller få fag. Uddannelsen er tænkt som en eliteuddannelse, der skal tiltrække ambitiøse studerende, som udvælges på baggrund skriftlige motiverede ansøgninger samt et sprogligt adgangskrav, der fordrer engelsk og et andet fremmedsprog. Den mest sammenlignelige uddannelse på Aarhus Universitet (KA i europastudier) har et årligt ansøgerfelt på over 100 studerende.

Forventet optag

Der forventes et årligt optag på 40 studerende.

Hvis relevant: forventede praktikaftaler

Uddannelsen fordrer ingen obligatorisk praktik. Vi vil dog tage kontakt til en række relevante organisationer, institutioner og virksomheder, der så tilbyder praktik til de studerende, som skulle være interesserede i dette på tredje semester af uddannelsen.

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