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


This programme is only offered in Danish.

Globalisation and Cultural Identity

Do you see yourself as a Dane, a resident of Aarhus, a student, a homosexual and/or a sports enthusiast? We all have many different perceptions about ourselves and the groups we are part of. Some of these groups are experienced as highly stable while others are more transient. In addition, globalisation has changed the conditions under which humans form their identity. We experience distances as more reduced, time as more compressed, and we are constantly confronted with new information and impressions. In the supplementary subject in Globalisation and Cultural Identity at Bachelor’s degree level, you learn about the relationship between globalisation, narrative and identity and get an opportunity to increase your knowledge about identity changes and conflicts.

Identity from A to Z

If you are interested in the current conditions for identity and group formation in different cultures and you are also interested in themes such as migration, narrative and recollection, this supplementary subject will equip you to study these topics without resorting to clichés or prejudices. You also get an opportunity to improve your skills in portraying a given culture or conflict by means of images.

Your basic subject in new contexts

Globalisation and Cultural Identity places your basic subject in new contexts that focus on your knowledge of modern change processes. The learning process draws on theoretical and analytical skills in studying the role of migration, narrative and recollection in current identity change processes, and you acquire skills in communicating your knowledge about such changes in a nuanced manner.

Ten good questions about Globalisation and Cultural Identity


  • Why is knowledge about cultural identity important for our perception of the world?
  • How can we explain identity changes and conflicts?
  • Why is recollection about our individual and collective past so important?
  • How is collective self-knowledge affected by migration?
  • What role does modern means of communication play in the change of collective identities?
  • Can literature and other cultural products affect our identity?
  • Does globalisation contribute to making us more alike or more different?
  • Can memories about the past provoke conflicts and/or promote reconciliation?
  • Is it possible to objectively communicate knowledge about other people’s culture and identity?
  • Can cultural identities be created in narrative form?

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

The academic environment

Globalisation and Cultural Identity is a supplementary subject at Bachelor’s degree level, which you study together with students of other degree programmes at the Faculty of Arts. You therefore get an opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary context with students of other subjects in connection with a large number of case studies, as well as to participate in workshops where you are trained in the techniques of cultural communication and basic digital editing principles. You spend your days at Nobel Park. Globalisation and Cultural Identity is offered by teachers at the Department of Languages, Literature and Culture, the Department of Aesthetic Studies and the Scandinavian Department.

Please note that there will be an introductory week at Globalisation and Cultural Identity


The teaching in Globalisation and Cultural Identity alternates between lectures, student presentations, interdisciplinary group work, workshops and guest lectures.

Social and cultural activities

In Globalisation and Cultural Identity, considerable emphasis is placed on creating a lively interdisciplinary environment where you can get to know students of other subjects. You also get an opportunity to participate in initiatives for cultural and social events such as excursions to relevant institutions, studies of residential areas and debate evenings.


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Job profile

Your job profile is already shaped by your basic subject, but a supplementary subject in Globalisation and Cultural Identity can typically help you find work in one of the following areas:

 Communication in the cultural sector

  • Cultural journalism
  • The tourism sector, including planning cultural tours
  • Intercultural communication and communication in companies and organisations
  • HR functions in intercultural organisations
  • Communication within sport, integration, international collaboration and export.

 Competence profile

The degree programme gives you the necessary skills to:

 understand the role of the narrative in the construction of individual and cultural identity,

  • analyse the role of complex cultural products in the renegotiation of collective identities in a hybrid and trans-cultural reality,
  • get to know the identity narratives of other cultures and communicate your understanding of these narratives to others,
  • do so in an engaging, nuanced and targeted manner to a defined target group, using genres and media.