MSocSc Public Management and Social Development

Entry requirements

This programme takes places in China. The programme is carried out at the Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research (SDC), at the Yanqihu campus north of Beijing.

Entry requirements

You are qualified for (but not guaranteed) admission to the programme if you:

1. Fulfil the language requirement by the application deadline
2. Fulfil the academic requirements below
3. Have a bachelor degree or will have by study start

Please note: Fulfilment of the entry requirements does not guarantee admission.The programme has a limited number of places. If there are more qualified applicants than places available at a programme, there will be a selection process, according to the selection criteria which you can find below.

1. Language Requirements

The programme requires English at Danish level B, and only the qualifications listed on the English level B page are accepted as alternative fulfilment.

The English language requirement must be fulfilled by the application deadline.

 

2. Academic Entry Requirements

Your educational background will be subject to an overall individual assessment in order to establish if your bachelor's degree qualifies you for the programme and the academic areas listed below are covered in full and as prescribed.

The academic entry requirements are a min. sum total of 30 ECTS-points across one or more of the following areas:

  • Business administration (e.g. innovation/entrepreneurship; management; marketing; organisation; accounting; finance; strategy; and the like)
  • Social science methodology (incl. philosophy of science, research design, applied methods, qualitative methods, quantitative methods, mixed methods or the like)
  • Politics in general (incl. political science, political theory, international politics, international political economy, international relations or the like)
  • Culture/society studies with a focus on one or more East Asian countries (incl. sociology, social studies, public administration, anthropology, development studies, law, psychology, culture studies, area studies, history, philosophy)
  • Economics (incl. economic theory, microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, or the like)

Location: China

Please note that this programme takes places in China, and not in Denmark.

According to national legislation in China, Chinese citizens cannot apply for admission to MSocSc Public Management and Social Development through a Danish university. Instead, Chinese Citizens must apply for admission through University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.


Tuition Fee

As the MSocSc in Public Management and Social Development is jointly offered by CBS and UCAS special rules apply concerning tuition fee.

If you are:

  1. Danish/EU/EEA citizen AND
  2. Enrolled in a bachelor programme or a graduate programme (or take part in a full-time access course) offered by a Danish institution of higher education by 1 March in the application year you are not to pay any tuition fee.

In all other cases, you are to pay a tuition fee of app. 40,000 DKK / 5,500 EURO if you are accepted at the programme. Please note that if you are not eligible for Danish SU, you may apply for "udlandsstipendium" to cover the expenses, please see SU.

All question on payment of tuition fee and exemption from paying tuition fee are to be directed to The Sino-Danish Centre for Education and Research (SDC). CBS cannot answer any questions concerning tuition fee, residence permit in China, or the like.

Answer to Your Application

Because of the special conditions related to this programme, we give answers on a running basis in the period 22 March - 10 June. The answer will be uploaded to your application in the Application Portal and if you are offered a place, you will have five days to accept the offered place of study. Once you have accepted the place of study, SDC, who is organising the practical aspects of the programme, will contact you with further information.

How to find out if you fulfil the academic requirements

CBS Admissions cannot pre-assess your qualifications ahead of the application round.
We have already assessed a number of bachelor degrees, you will find them all in the list of advance assessments.
To find out if you qualify, you can do the following:

  1. Check the advance assessments: see below if we have already published an advance assessment for your bachelor degree.
     
  2. Self-assessment: if your bachelor degree is not listed in the advance assessments below, you can make your own self-assessment using the self-assessment form further down.

Advance Assessments

The following advance assessments are only valid for the 2024 admission round.

What is included in the advance assessment?
The advance assessments are based on the obligatory courses as listed in the programme regulations.

If you have obligatory courses that have been credit transferred from elsewhere, we will not use the advance assessment and will instead assess your courses using the available documentation.

If you have electives, we will assess these in addition to the obligatory courses.

If your exact university is not stated, you will be assessed according to the programme’s entry requirements.

Please note: Fulfilment of the entry requirements does not guarantee admission.

CBS bachelor degree

Qualifying Bachelors Degrees


Your obligatory courses fulfil the academic entry requirements.

BACHELOR DEGREE

FULFILLMENT OF ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

BSc in Business Administration and Digital Management Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the academic entry requirements English is fulfilled

BSc in Business Administration & Service Management

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the academic entry requirements

English is fulfilled

BSc in Business Administration & Sociology Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the academic entry requirements English is fulfilled
BSc in Business, Language & Culture Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the academic entry requirements English is fulfilled
BSc in International Business

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the academic entry requirements

English is fulfilled

BSc in International Business in Asia (IBA)

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the academic entry requirements

English is fulfilled

BSc in International Business & Politics

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the academic entry requirements English is fulfilled
BSc in International Shipping and Trade Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the academic entry requirements English is fulfilled
HA i Europæisk Business Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the academic entry requirements English is fulfilled
HA PRO Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the academic entry requirements English is fulfilled

HA Almen

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the academic entry requirements

English is fulfilled

HA(fil.)

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the academic entry requirements

English is fulfilled

HA(it.)

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the academic entry requirements

English is fulfilled
HA(jur.) Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the academic entry requirements English is fulfilled
HA(kom.) Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the academic entry requirements English is fulfilled

HA(mat.)

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the academic entry requirements

English is fulfilled
HA(psyk.) Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the academic entry requirements English is fulfilled
HA i Markeds- og Kulturanalyse (MAK) Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the academic entry requirements English is fulfilled
Bachelor degrees from other Danish insitutions

Qualifying Bachelors Degrees


Your obligatory courses fulfil the academic entry requirements.

BACHELOR DEGREE

FULFILLMENT OF ACADEMIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

Kinastudier (AU) Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the academic entry requirements English is fulfilled

Kinastudier (KU)

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the academic entry requirements

English is fulfilled

 

SELF-ASSESSMENT (COURSE MATCH)

If your bachelor degree is not listed above, you can make your own self-assessment using the self-assessment form.

The form can give you an overview of your undergraduate courses from both your bachelor degree and any supplementary courses you may have finished outside of your bachelor degree. It is a tool for you to match your courses with the academic requirements for the programme.

You can include courses you have already passed, courses you are currently taking, and courses you plan to take in the summer.

Make sure to download the form and save it on your computer.

File Self-assessment form

SELECTION CRITERIA

The programme has a limited number of places and admission is competitive.

If there are more qualified applicants than places, an overall assessment of their educational background at undergraduate level will take place, with focus on relevant courses and grades.

The following factors are of importance:

  • Broad and in-depth knowledge as well as grades within the academic areas constituting the entry requirements
  • Analytical skills and experience with social science methodology
  • Relevance of educational background at undergraduate level, including general grade level
  • Personal statement

 

Personal statement 

The personal statement is your chance to describe yourself in relation to the programme.

For instance, you can describe your experiences, academic, work-related or otherwise, and reflect on how they relate to the programme in question, and how the programme can relate to your future aspirations.

Your personal statement should not exceed two pages and must be written in English.

 

STATISTICS ON ADMISSION

In our statistics on admission you can find information about the number of applicants for the programme in previous admission rounds as well as the number of places.

See our statistics on admission