Know More About Masters Level Postgraduate Programmes

The Master's degree known as candidatus or candidata is also referred to in Danish as kandidatgrad. The degree is awarded following two years of study. This equals 120 ECTS credits. Some Master's degree programmes are longer. This includes Master's in Medicine which lasts for around three years and equals 180 ECTS points. Veterinary Medicine programmes last for 2 and half years and totals 150 ECTS points.

These are research based programmes and they provide students with expertise in scientific and career related fields. The programme is built on relevant bachelor's degree programmes. Such postgraduate programmes are coupled with Master's thesis/speciale of around 30 ECTS or around 60 ECTS if of experimental nature. Such programmes are also offered in a wide variety of scientific fields.

The Danish title for these programmes is Cand. latin abbreviation of academic area i [field of study] while the English title is Master of Arts (MA) or Master of Science/MSc.

Master’s Degree Programmes within Arts

The Master's degree within arts is provided following two to three years of study. This totals 120 to 180 ECTS credits. Entry into Master's programmes requires relevant bachelor's degree. These programmes are based on research as well as artistic topics.

The titles include Danish (Cand.) and English (Master of Arts/MA) Master of Music/MMus or Master of Fine Arts (MFA). Music Academies provide specialist degrees of two to four years after the Master’s degree.

Master's Degree in Adult/Continuing Higher Education

Master's degree programmes/masteruddannelse is provided following two to three years following part-time study. This totals 60 ECTS or in some cases 90 ECTS. These programmes are research based and enable students to attain bright career prospects.

Entry requirements for Master's degree programmes include relevant educational qualification at bachelor's level or higher. It also includes at least two years of important work experience.

Degree titles are discussed below:

Danish: Master i (field of study)
English: Master of (field of study) 

Adults who have finished higher education and wish to continue their studies can opt for a postgraduate Master's programme. These Master's degree programmes include tuition fees. For entrance into Master's degree programmes students must possess bachelor's degree or higher along with two years of work experience.

Master's degree programmes are offered in disciplines such as IT and technology along with  health, pedagogy music, design, and medicine. Master's degree programmes are also offered in English as a medium of instruction.

The University Bachelor’s Degree and the Candidatus/Master’s Degree

Research based Master's degree programmes are also provided at Danish universities and higher educational institutions. Degrees comprise subjects such as social sciences and humanities as well as natural science/health science/technical science and theology.

Master’s Degree/Candidatus

The Master's degree is awarded following two years of study. It involves a total of 120 ECTS credits after a BA/BSc degree. Many master's degree programmes are longer than this. The Master's degree programmes are research based and they are a perfect blend of theory and practice so that students can excel in various fields.

Students in the Master's degree programme must submit a thesis of 30 to 60 ECTS prior to graduation. The degree qualifies students for professional career advancements as well as scientific work such as admission into doctorate programmes. The degree titles are Danish (Cand.) or English (MA/Msc).

The most important characteristic of Master's degree programmes is that they are research as well as career oriented.

Admission Requirements for Danish Higher Educational Institutions

Access to higher education in Denmark includes upper secondary school leaving certificate or associated qualifications. Admission to particular programmes also needs entrance examinations or submission of portfolio of artistic creations.

Master's degree programmes need the completion of a first cycle degree such as a bachelor's degree programme.

Undergraduate Degree Programmes in English

A large number of degree programmes in Denmark are provided in English with exams being conducted in English. These programmes are provided to Danish as well as foreign students. Different degree programmes in English at university level are found in  UddannelsesGuiden. The official 'Study in Denmark' website also provides important information about the same. 

Master's or postgraduate degree programmes in Denmark are the top choice of students who wish to specialise further in a diverse range of subjects.
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