Cultural Sociology

2 Jahre

A bachelor of science in Sociology and Cultural Analysis, or a similar background. Depending on the level of expertise in the areas of sociology and anthropology, some students may be required to complete supplementary courses.


Application deadlines: The application deadline for study start September 1st is:
  • February 1st for Non-EU/EEA citizens
  • March 1st for EU/EEA and Swiss citizens and all citizens with residence permit in Denmark
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About the MSc in Cultural Sociology

Cultural Sociology: The path which starts in the heart leads to new horizons

The Master’s Program in Cultural Sociology will provide you with a broad theoretical and empirical insight into a variety of topics while at the same time give you the opportunity to specialize in an area of research of your own particular interest.

As a master’s student in cultural sociology you will gain a deep understanding of how social transformation processes on both state, institutional and community level come into being through various social and cultural influences.

The master’s program covers classical and contemporary themes, theories and methods within the cultural sociological research tradition. For instance, you will get a thorough introduction to both statistical tools and to a variety of advanced qualitative methods for collecting and analyzing empirical data. Furthermore, the program introduces the students to recent developments within sociological theory. Last, but not least, the program includes various thematic courses. Some are of a “hands-on” character, such as courses in project management and advanced evaluation methods. Other courses focus on themes such as: Contemporary subcultures, countercultures and social movements; the role of cultural values in economic practices; networks and social capital; processes of social identity formation as they unfold in both small tightly knit groups, in larger multi-ethnic communities and through online-sociality; changing perceptions of the body, new gender roles and family patterns; new health cultures; the role of emotions and the senses in social life; rural-urban relations; globalization, migration and racism; democracy, state-citizen relations and civil society.

Part of the master program is dedicated to the experience of being an intern. Hence students will have the opportunity to do an internship in a public organization, a private enterprise or an NGO in Denmark or elsewhere in the world.

Career Opportunities

The MSc in 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.

Both in the public and private sector there is a growing need for employees who can work directly with transformation processes on a micro-level. With the Master of Social Sciences in Cultural Sociology you are able to work innovatively and focused with social changes, and you have the necessary understanding for management and social engagement.

Programme structure

A Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration requires two years of full-time study, each year consisting of four quarters.

The profile Marketing Social Media, and Digitalization consists of 60 ECTS compulsory courses, 30 ECTS that are electives, and thesis work corresponding to 30 ECTS. There are eight compulsory courses. These are offered in the first four quarters. The electives are typically placed in the fifth and sixth quarters, and the thesis should be written during the seventh and eighth quarters.

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Student Services in Esbjerg



University of Southern Denmark

Degnevej 14
DK-6705 Esbjerg
Phone: +45 6550 1103

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