EDUCATION SCIENCE

Influencing and developing the educations of the future.

Introduction

This programme is only offered in Danish.

At the Bachelor’s degree programme in education science, you will combine pedagogics with a social scientific approach to learning and education. You will come to immerse yourself in educational politics, education administration, learning and the development of competences.

Studying on the education science programme

The courses on the Bachelor’s degree programme in education science are a mix of lectures and classroom instruction, where you work on practical exercises, do presentations and work on projects together with your study group. You study the newest theories on knowledge and learning, and you study subjects covering educational sociology, politics and economics in a comparative perspective, anthropology, philosophy, psychology and educational theory.

The educations of the future

Education science provides you with an extensive overview of the field of education. You study the roles that learning, education and pedagogics play in schools, educational institutions, and in businesses and political organisations. You focus on societal analysis and studying how we, as a society, should live in future and therefore, what educations and training we will need to do that.

Career opportunities

With a Bachelor’s degree in history, you are eligible for admission to a range of different Master’s degree programmes. For example, the Master's degree programme in education science, which can give you career opportunities in areas such as competence development in organisations and companies, staff development and educational counselling.

Admission requirements

Admission area number:

Aarhus: 22510

Copenhagen: 22520

To be eligible for admission to this degree programme, you must fulfil the following requirements:

qualifying examination as well as the following specific admission requirements (A, B and C refers to the subject level in the Danish upper secondary school with A being the highest level possible):

  • Danish A
  • English B
  • History B or History of Ideas B or Social Science B or Contemporary History B

If there are any subjects you have not completed at the required level, you can take them as supplementary courses or as a summer supplementary course (conditional Admission).

The admission requirements must be met and documented by 5 July in the year of application unless you apply for conditional admission.

Quota 2 

Like quota 1 applicants, quota 2 applicants must have passed a qualifying examination, and they must also fulfil the specific admission requirements above.

Quota 2 applicants are individually evaluated on the basis of: 

  1. a grade average calculated on the basis of the particularly relevant subjects (Quota 2 subjects), listed below
  2. other particularly relevant documented qualifications.

Read more about Aarhus University's quota 2 criteria.

Quota 2 subjects:

  • Danish A
  • English B
  • History B or History of Ideas B or Social Science B or Contemporary History B

Programme structure

All of the courses on the Bachelor's degree programme in education science fall within the scope of the social sciences and the humanities. The courses are based on current educational research and are built around elements from sociology, anthropology, philosophy, psychology and education and pedagogics. Interdisciplinarity is therefore a recurring element in the courses you will meet during your studies.

Academic regulations

In the academic regulations for the Bachelor’s degree programme in education science, you can find more information about the individual subjects, the programme structure and the requirements you must meet as a student. You can also read about the types of exams and the exam requirements.

The degree programme diagram gives an outline of the entire Bachelor’s degree programme in education science. You can click on the different courses to read the course descriptions.


 

Student life

Teaching on the programme in education science

As a student on the Bachelor's degree programme in education science, your teaching will vary greatly. You have both lectures, where your teacher reviews assigned texts, and classroom instruction, where you and your fellow students discuss the academic syllabus. The classroom teaching also includes project work and presentations, which you typically do together with your study group.

Below is an example of a timetable for the first semester of the BA programme in education science. The Bachelor's degree programme in education science is a full-time degree programme, where you will spend a lot of time preparing for the individual lessons.

Monday:
9:00 - 12:00 Study group work
13:00 - 16:00 Preparation time

Tuesday:
9:00 - 12:00 Classroom instruction: Education, Educational Systems
13:00 - 16:00 Preparation time

Wednesday:
08:00 - 11:00 Preparation time
12:00 - 15:00 Lecture: Education, Educational Systems

Thursday:
08:00 - 12:00 Preparation time
13:00 - 16:00 Lecture: Educational Sociology, Politics and Economics in a Comparative Perspective

Friday:
9:00 - 12:00 Classroom instruction: Educational Sociology, Politics and Economics in a Comparative Perspective
12:00 - 15:00 Preparation time

Social life on the education science programme

You can study education science at either Aarhus Campus or Emdrup Campus in Copenhagen. As a student at the Danish School of Education, your place of study will be Denmark's largest research and teaching environment within learning and education. You will be part of the whole department's study environment, which also consists of Master's students from various programmes. Education science has a vibrant study environment at both Aarhus Campus and Emdrup Campus, where you can get involved in various associations.

Associations at both Aarhus and Emdrup Campus; DSR
At the Danish School of Education, you can join the student union organisation DSR. The organisation is responsible for the students' interests in connection with political, social and academic matters.

UddannelsesImperiet
If you would like to contribute to a critical debate forum for student politics, then the UddannelsesImperiet is the place for you. The discussions are published as podcasts and focus on internal and external educational issues.

Associations at Aarhus Campus; BAR'n
The Friday bar at Aarhus Campus is called BAR'n. On the second Friday of each month you can enjoy a cold beer or soft drink with your fellow students.

The Aarhus Café.
The Aarhus Café is held each month. Here you can meet your fellow students for beer tasting, games evenings and larger parties.

Associations at Emdrup Campus; Bar Bund
At Emdrup Campus the Friday bar is called Bar Bund. Every Friday you can finish the week with a cosy chat over a cold beer or soft drink and listen to good music with your fellow students.

UDV-Bagland
UDV-Bagland is a forum for students who have the courage to discuss how to make education science an even better degree programme. UDV-Bagland holds monthly meetings.

Studying abroad

As a student of education science, you can spend a semester studying abroad. Studying in a foreign country helps to improve your language skills, while you also get a chance to learn about another culture first-hand. During the final year of your BA programme, you can take advantage of one of the many exchange agreements between Aarhus University and partner universities all over the world. Get inspiration, guidance and travel lust here.

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Career

With a Bachelor’s degree in education science you learn to work and think in a multidisciplinary way. This enables you to act professionally in the field between people, organisations and society. You acquire a broad understanding of the entire field of education and are able to analyse the roles played by learning, education and pedagogics in schools, businesses and political institutions. You also gain an insight into how the knowledge society functions, and how best to manage an organisation and supervise the people it employs.

As a graduate of the BA programme in education science, you can work with employee and competence development, or as a consultant in the education field in ministries and agencies. You can also work with development and evaluation activities in public sector organisations.

Master’s degree programmes

A Bachelor’s degree in education science gives you the opportunity to continue your studies on the majority of the Master’s degree programmes offered by the Danish School of Education. Here are some examples:

  • The Master's degree programme in education science, where you will have the opportunity to specialise and immerse yourself even further in areas such as education administration and HR.
  • The Master’s degree programme in educational psychology, where you will learn to apply psychological theories and methods to educational issues.
  • The Master's degree programme in educational anthropology, which deals with the analysis of cultural and social processes in educational contexts and perspectives.