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You 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 involves various qualitative social science methods as well as the use of photography, film and new media. Additionally, you will develop visualization, mapping, design thinking and presentation skills. The programme collaborates with consultancies, strategic innovation agencies, architectural offices, design studios 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 there is much focus on human-centered design, on making designs more sustainable and places more liveable.
SDS educates graduates able to act as consultants, researchers and managers and they find work within consultancies, research institutions, design agencies, municipal planning departments and cultural institutions, etc. Typical tasks include research and development, advising, project management, creative process facilitation, business development and communication. Given that the graduates will be fluent in English, they will be attractive to companies that work with international clients.
By the Danish Accreditation Institution
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Experiences and Designed Places
Ethnography and Spatial Analysis
- Consumption and Use of Design in Everyday Life
- Design as a Socio-Technical System
Design Processes and Entrepreneurship
Live Cases: Consultancy in Practice
Ethnography and Visualisation
Geographical Information Systems (optional)
Critical Urban Studies (optional)
Design Thinking (optional)
- Field Course (optional)
User Experience Designer
Jonas Larsen, Professor of Mobility and Urban Studies
David Pinder, Professor of Urban Studies and Mobility
Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt, Professor of Human Geography
Mikkel Bille, Associate Professor of Design and Technology
Siri Schwabe, Assistant Professor, Anthropologist
Jeremy Payne-Frank, PhD student Spatial Designs Graduate
External Lecturers from Design and Consultancy Businesses
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesDesign Anthropology Sociology View 8 other Masters in Sociology in Denmark
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A bachelor's degree equivalent to a Danish bachelor's degree.
- Specific admission requirements related to the relevant master’s programme.
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International12300 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6150 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.