MA in Intercultural Studies

Aarhus University
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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About this program

MA in Intercultural Studies

Interculturality in a Global World

Cultural and language differences shape the everyday life of individuals and organisations in our increasingly interdependent and transnational world. These cultural and language entanglements include different histories and conflicts and are represented in different media and literatures. The increased interconnectivity and transnational mobility of both people and mediated information demand new sensitivities and skills to understand, analyse, and negotiate cultural difference. The Intercultural Studies programme prepares students to analyse different contemporary contexts of identity negotiation and interaction, and to engage in planning for professional interaction in globalising spaces while enhancing language competences. Students can choose from four different tracks:

  • Intercultural Studies (English)
  • Intercultural Studies (French)
  • Intercultural Studies (German)
  • Intercultural Studies (Latin America and Spain)

Admission requirements

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

The four different foreign-language combinations follow a similar basic structure, but address interculturality within specific historical and societal contexts related to the English, French, German and Spanish languages. The English track is taught exclusively in English while the other three tracks are taught both in English and in French, German and Spanish respectively.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.


  • EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: FREE
  • Others: €8,000


The programme develops students’ knowledge on diverse conceptualisations of culture and the rich potentials of cultural differences while sharpening language skills to enable intercultural dialogue and collaboration in a global world. The programme also contains practical components for students to develop their competences in working innovatively on intercultural issues within and beyond organisations.

Career paths

Graduates of the programme are highly valued for their sensitivities towards interculturality and their international communicative skills in both private and public organisations.


About this institute

Welcome to Aarhus University in Denmark!

Established in 1928, Aarhus University has grown to be a world-leading research institution with a modern, dynamic and highly international study environment. It is consistently ranked as one of the world’s top 100 educational institutions, and recently ranked 69th in...

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Why study at Aarhus University

An international and diverse university

Aarhus University is home to many international students and researchers – 12% of our students are international, from over 120 different countries! For that reason, English is our second language here at AU and we offer over 50 English-taught courses at either Bachelor’s or Master’s level. All our PhDs are English-taught. We also have a dedicated International Centre, to provide and introduction to living in Denmark and offer support and guidance.

Informal environment with focus on critical thinking

Teaching at AU takes place in an informal and inspiring environment, with a high focus on developing critical thinking skills and encouraging open debate. Professors at AU welcome discussions and value student insights to their classes. Furthermore, many courses at Aarhus University are interdisciplinary to give a students a well-rounded perspective of their chosen subject.

A comprehensive university

Aarhus University has five main faculties: Arts, Business and Social Sciences, Health, Natural Sciences and Technical Sciences. Each faculty is highly specialized with state of the art research facilities available for student use. Our faculties of Natural and Technical Sciences both have a special focus on sustainability and facilitating a green transition.

Contact info

Aarhus University

Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C

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