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About the programme
GPA 2018: All applicants admitted  
Language: English  | Place of study: Aarhus  |  Commencement: August / september


Europe and the world

No matter where we live (in Denmark, other European countries or Brussels), our lives are influenced by the process of globalisation. In this supplementary subject on the theme of global Europe, we will teach you to understand and study the global factors that affect us in Europe. We will also explore the connections between Europe and other countries and regions in the world. New global players such as China, for instance, or countries in the global south which are struggling in economic terms. You will gain a global view of the world, as well as learning to think and work globally.

International and cross-disciplinary

This supplementary subject combines knowledge from the humanities and the social sciences. We will study the ways in which we perceive each other, as well as the way in which Europe interacts politically and ideologically with the rest of the world. We will equip you to use this knowledge in your future career either in Europe or in the rest of the world. You will gain global competences which will be tested on a daily basis, because you will be part of an international environment including students from many different countries, all communicating in English.

We will focus on questions such as:

How do Europeans perceive other people, and how do other people perceive Europeans?

Where can we find information about what Europeans think about other people?

How does Europe behave on the global stage?

How does globalisation affect Europe?

How can you use your knowledge of global Europe to work internationally?

Admission requirements

In order to be admitted to a supplementary subject, you have to be enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree programme at a Danish university. Furthermore, the academic regulations of the Bachelor’s degree programme have to allow for a combination with a supplementary subject.

You also have to meet the admission requirements for the supplementary subject in question. You can familiarise yourself with the requirements on the Danish version of this page by clicking on Danish in the top right corner.

Read more about admission to supplementary subjects.

Academic regulations

As a student it is important to know the regulations for the chosen supplementary subject: what is the content, how is it structured and what does it require from you.

You can find this information in the academic regulation for the bachelor’s supplementary subject:


In the following graphical presentation of the subject you can see the different modules and courses that, in addition, link to the course catalogue where you can read the course descriptions.

Structure bachelor

Student life

You will be part of an international and interdisciplinary academic environment which communicates in English. You will study alongside students from many different countries – either exchange students, or full-time students on our international Master’s degree programme in European studies. We are part of the Department of Global Studies, where teachers from many different countries study the various regions of the world. This international environment will boost your ability to work in an international setting, as well as providing you with a network of contacts in many parts of the world. These contacts will be valuable, offering you great opportunities when you graduate from university.

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Naturally, this supplementary subject is only one step along the path leading to your future career. But it will give you a good launch pad, helping you to specialise as you target a global labour market. You will grow accustomed to communicating in English, acting in situations involving global challenges, and thinking globally. You will gain an understanding of all the many factors that influence us in Europe, as well as insight into the enriching but challenging ways in which people perceive each other. You will learn a lot more about how institutions, companies and citizens operate in an increasingly interlinked world.

So if you want an international career in Denmark, Europe or the rest of the world, this supplementary subject is a great place to start.