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


An international profile

The supplementary subject in international communication in English targets students who are looking for an international education and job profile. During the year it takes to complete the supplementary subject, you examine different aspects of the English-speaking world – from language to history, media and culture. A supplementary subject in international communication in English also teaches you to use the English language more effectively and to adapt the language to specific target groups.

Target group

International communication in English is open to students from all faculties, including the new entities such as the Aarhus School of Business. This supplementary subject targets students who are considering a career in jobs or branches where effective communication in English, or a good understanding of the English-speaking world, is required. Upper secondary school English at level B is a prerequisite for admission. Students who have chosen English as their main subject or as part of their university degree cannot enrol for a supplementary subject in international communication in English.

Questions regarding international communication in English

  • How has the English language developed in the different English-speaking countries? And what is so special about English as an international language?
  • How does BBC and CNN coverage of events around the world influence the national political agenda in different countries?
  • How do you write an academic text in English?
  • How do you adapt your English language style to your target audience?
  • Do English-speaking countries share political, social, ideological or cultural characteristics in addition to the language – and if so, which ones?

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 form of teaching used in international communication in English mainly involves classroom lessons that introduce you to related issues. You contribute actively to the teaching by means of oral presentations, and you also submit written assignments in the individual modules. Naturally, all your lessons are taught in English.

Part of the environment at the Department of English

You become part of the study environment at the Department of English, along with several hundred other students.

With such a large number of students, the department also organises leisure activities. Club Anglia arranges celebrations throughout the year and also has a well-run, internationally oriented Friday bar. Here you can meet not only your fellow students and teachers, but also the many exchange students who study English at the university. If you would like to test your communication skills in practice, you can contribute to The Dolphin Newsletter, written and edited by English students.

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The supplementary subject in international communication in English qualifies you to work in the global workplace, in branches and jobs that require skills in reading, writing and speaking English. The subject aims at improving your ability to communicate in English, in a manner that is adapted to the situation and the medium involved. It also aims to improve your knowledge and understanding of the English-speaking world.