|Study location||Denmark, Århus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
a Bachelor’s degree including a minimum of 90 ECTS within either:
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Danish / Norwegian / Swedish.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
If the documents mentioned above are not in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or English, they must be accompanied by translations into English. The translations of your diploma and grade transcript must be officially certified translations into English, either by your home institution or a certified translator. The course description may be translated by yourself, but certified by your university.
NB! Your language test results cannot be older than 2 years (incl. CAE, CPE).
NB!! When you sign up for an IELTS or TOEFL test, you must also ask the test institution to send your test results to AU. The university will use the results sent by the testing institution to validate your document. The Aarhus University TOEFL code is 8935 (select “Other department not listed”).
It is possible to apply for admission before you have taken your English language test and obtained the required result. Instead you must submit documentation that you have signed up for a test.
Please also provide the following:
1. An official description of the marking scale used at your home university.
2. Course descriptions in English briefly describing the contents of your specific BA courses or other information that will contribute to describing the contents of your Bachelor’s degree programme.
3. Please write a statement of relevance:
!NB As the programme only admits a limited number of students each year, meeting the admission requirements does not in itself guarantee admission to the programme.
Human Security is a unique Master’s programme and the first of its kind in Europe. During 2 years of cross-disciplinary studies the Master Student will achieve a deeper understanding of social and environmental conflicts around the world, i.e. how to analyse and intervene in a complex of interweaving social, economic and political factors. The Master’s programme is lead by the Department of Anthropology, and located at Campus Moesgaard south of Aarhus city.
During recent years, the concept ’human security’ has become a rallying point for understanding and working with processes of (human) development in unstable environments marked by social and environmental conflicts. Particularly the growing challenges posed by global environmental changes threaten to trigger a rapid escalation of conflicts throughout the world as competition over access to scarce resources intensifies, supplies of essential commodities dwindle and global population rates continue to increase.
With the title Master of Social Sciences in Human Security, you are qualified to work with topics of special relevance to developing countries. The human security programme is internationally oriented and prepares graduates for careers in NGOs, government aid organisations, UN organisations and private consultancy firms that administer and implement development and disaster aid.
As a graduate of the programme, you will be qualified to work with:
Project and programme management
Review, evaluation and strategy analysis