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Spatial Designs and Society, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
The Master in Spatial Designs and Society at Roskilde University is concerned with design in relation to consumer objects, places and design processes. We draw on human geography, anthropology, sociology and design studies.

About

In the Master in Spatial Designs and Society at Roskilde University will conduct ethnographic fieldwork and become an expert in analyzing uses of designed objects and designed places out in the real world. The ethnographic training includes practical media studies, architectural visualization and geographical map-making as well as other hands-on cases. The programme collaborates with consultancy firms and municipalities, and you will learn how to conduct research and write reports according to commercial briefs. You will acquire unique analytical and communicative skills, understand consumer practices, detect and advise on emerging trends and needs, and learn to make your research relevant and usable for practitioners and design processes.

SDS will prepare you for jobs in a world where spatial designs are used to develop societies and make them more sustainable and liveable.

Career

SDS educates graduates able to act as consultants in the increasing number of companies working with analyses and/or design of consumer objects and places. Given that the graduates will be fluent in English, they will be attractive to companies that work with international clients.

SDS graduates with also find work within:

  • architectural offices
  • municipal planning departments
  • development agencies in culture and tourism.

Typical tasks will include research and development, advising, project management, creative process facilitation, fund raising and communication.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Designed places and experiences
  • Ethnography and spatial analysis 
  • Design and consumption in everyday life 
  • Design as a socio-technical system 
  • Design processes and entrepreneurship 
  • Ethnography and visualisation 
  • Consultancy work in practice

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    83

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  • Minimum required score:

    560

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General Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree equivalent to a Danish bachelor's degree.
  • Specific admission requirements related to the relevant master’s programme.
You must have completed a bachelor’s degree relevant for the specific master’s programme. The Admissions Office will assess if the academic content of your educational background gives you the necessary qualifications required for admission to a specific master’s programme. This is based on an individual, academic assessment. 
  • English language requirement 
Applicants for the master’s programme taught in English or in Danish must fulfil the English language requirements.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6150 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Roskilde

  • 5500 - 8500 DKK/month
    Living Costs

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