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International Cultural Studies, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #324 (QS) ,
The International Cultural Studies (ICS) Program at Aalborg University covers research and teaching within the fields of culture, communication, politics, history, psychology, art and language.


What is the academic focus?

The International Cultural Studies (ICS) Program at Aalborg University covers research and teaching within the fields of culture, communication, politics, history, psychology, art and language.

What is the language of instruction?

The vast majority of the courses available within the ICS program are delivered in English, but there are also courses in German and Spanish. Project supervision is available in English, German, Spanish and French.

Who are your classmates?

ICS is integrated with the bachelor and master programs for students in the various departments within the Faculty of Humanities.

Approximately 30-35 guest students - primarily from partner universities in Asia, Australia, the Americas, and Europe - enroll in ICS each semester. The ratio of guest students to Danish students in most classes is approximately 1:10.

What are the program requirements?

The ICS program requires students to:

  • write an individual or group project - and ONE project only - and to sit for the oral project exam.
  • complete additional courses with various examination formats. The examination formats for these additional courses will typically be topic papers or on-site written or oral exams.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Culture, Communication and Globalization
  • English Language and Culture
  • International Business Communication
  • Languages and International Studies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    70 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
    • Danish
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Undergraduates are expected to have completed a minimum of one year of undergraduate studies within the humanities or one and one-half years within the social sciences. If you wish to enroll in 7-9th semester courses, you should have completed at least two years of related undergraduate study.

Relevant specializations include communication and cultural studies, cultural geography and social history, linguistics and literature, media and film studies, political science and international studies, and marketing. Foreign language majors are especially welcome to apply, as are students specializing in European, Latin American, and Scandinavian Studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6418 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6418 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

DKK 47,900

Living costs for Aalborg

  • 5936 - 8300 DKK/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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