B.A. International Bachelor Study Programme in Humanities

Roskilde University

Application deadline: March 15
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
  • € 7,800 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: August  2014
Credits: 180 ECTS
Duration full-time: 36 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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In the Bachelor Study Programme in the Humanities you acquire broad knowledge within the Humanities field and expert knowledge in two bachelor subjects of your choice.

During the first 1½ years, you get an interdisciplinary introduction to key theories and methods within the Humanities field and you acquire knowledge of the subjects Linguistic Science, Literary Analysis, Journalism and Modern Media. In addition, you take courses in History, Cultural Studies, Educational Theory and Psychology.

During the last 1½ years, you specialise in two parallel bachelor subjects. One subject must be within the Humanities field, i.e. you choose between the following subjects:

* Communication Studies
* Cultural Encounters
* English
* German

You choose the other subject from largely all RUC bachelor subjects and preferably across the main areas, namely the Social Sciences, the Natural Sciences and the Humanities.The following bachelor subjects are currently offered in English at Roskilde University:

* BSc of Business Administration
* Business Studies
* Chemistry
* Communication Studies
* Computer Science
* Cultural Encounters
* English
* Environmental Biology
* German
* Geography
* International Studies
* Mathematics
* Molecular Biology
* Physics
* Technological and Socio-Economic Planning

The study process is organised into two parallel study activities: project work and courses.

The two forms of study, project work and course participation, each constitute 50% of the bachelor studies.
As a student, you meet a new culture that is significantly different than the one they are familiar with from your second level education or from another third level education. The difference lies particularly in the project work (and to a lesser degree in the courses) and consists of a high degree of participant-management, problem orientation and exemplification.

Contents

During the first 1½ years, you get an interdisciplinary introduction to key theories and methods within the Humanities field and you acquire knowledge of the subjects Linguistic Science, Literary Analysis, Journalism and Modern Media. In addition, you take courses in History, Cultural Studies, Educational Theory and Psychology.

During the last 1½ years, you specialise in two parallel bachelor subjects. One subject must be within the Humanities field. You choose the other subject from largely all RUC international bachelor subjects and preferably across the main areas, namely the Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and the Humanities and Technology.

1st semester

Basic course: Text & Sign 5 ECTSThe course deals with sign systems and how they form texts. It features theories, methods and concepts from, among other things, science of literature, theories on film, media and language, picture semiotics and argumentation analysis.

Basic course: Subjectivity & Learning 5 ECTSThe course gives you insight into pedagogical and psychological theories with sociological and culturally theoretical elements.

Progression course: Project technique 5 ECTSThe course teaches you to be able to organise, manage, collaborate on, and critically reflect over a problem oriented project work.

Project 1: Project focused on project technique 15 ECTSFrom the very first project you can choose which area within the humanities you wish to immerse yourself in. Concurrently in 1st semester's project you learn about project work and what it entails, including group formation, supervision meetings and writing a report.

2nd Semester

Basic course: History & Culture 5 ECTSThe course gives you insight into historical science, anthropology, media science and culture studies.

Basic course: Science & Philosophy 5 ECTSDuring the course you will learn key concepts and theories within science studies and philosophy, which will enable you to work with scientific theoretical and philosophical issues.

Progression course: Method 5 ECTSThe course will give you competencies to critically reflect on methodical issues within the field of humanities.

Project 2: Project focused on method 15 ECTSDuring this project, the focus is on humanistic methods in relation to the research area you and your group choose to study.

3rd Semester

Courses in your bachelor subjectsCourses on the two subjects in which you have chosen to take your degree.

Progression course: Theory of science 5 ECTSThe course will give you competencies to critically reflect on scientific theoretical issues within the field of humanities.

Project 3: Project focused on theory of science 15 ECTSIn this project you and your group will have to research and evaluate the scientific theoretical issues in the research area you choose for your project.

4th Semester

Courses in your bachelor subjects 15 ECTSCourses on the two subjects in which you have chosen to take your degree.

Project in your 1st bachelor subject 15 ECTS

5th Semester

Courses in your bachelor subjects 15 ECTSCourses on the two subjects in which you have chosen to take your degree.

Project in your 1st bachelor subject 15 ECTS

6th Semester

Elective course 5 ECTSThe elective course makes it possible to qualify or specialise in a practical and/or scientific theoretical direction other than your bachelor subjects. The course can be replaced with an internship.

Progression course 5 ECTSThe course gives competencies in academic presentation.

Bachelor project 15 ECTSYour bachelor project has to have either one or both of your chosen bachelor subjects as point of departure. If you choose to write the project based on one subject, this has to be within the humanities.

Requirements

The Admission Requirements for the International Bachelor of Arts Programme consist of general academic entry requirements and certain specific requirements.

General Requirements

You can apply for the International Bachelor Programmes on the basis of a Danish entrance examination, or on the basis of qualifications recognised as similar to a Danish entrance examination. Non-Danish students apply for admission to the University on the same terms as Danish students.

Specific Requirements

In addition to the general academic entry requirements, certain specific requirements have to be met for the International Bachelor of Arts Programme. The specific requirements are:

English at Danish B-level, History, History of Ideas or Contemporary History at Danish B-level and an additional language at Danish A-level if the language is at beginner´s level, Danish B-level if the language is at advanced level. Documentation of levels and grades obtained within these subjects during upper secondary education must be included in the application.

Admission for applicants who hold a Danish entrance examination

The Danish entrance examinations are:

* The Upper Secondary School-Leaving Examination (Studentereksamen)
* The Higher Preparatory Examination (HF)
* The Higher Commercial Examination (HHX)
* The Higher Technical Examination (HTX)

Admission for applicants who do not hold a Danish entrance examination

Non-Danish citizens who do not have a Danish entrance examination are eligible for admission if they have qualifications recognised as being comparable to Danish entrance qualifications.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 550
TOEFL iBT® test: 80

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