MSocSc Public Management and Social Development

Admission

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:

A) Fulfil the language requirement by the application deadline
B) Fulfil the specific entry requirements below
C) Have a bachelor degree (or will by study start)

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 below.

Language Requirements

The programme requires English at Danish level B passed with min 3.0 on the Danish grading scale.

The English requirements are very strict, which means that 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.

Specific 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 specific entry requirements are min. 30 ECTS-points within one or more of the following areas:

  • Business administration (e.g. innovation/entrepreneurship; management; marketing; organisation; accounting; statistics; 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.


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 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. 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.

 

SELF-ASSESSMENT (COURSE MATCH)

Use this form to get an overview of your undergraduate courses (from your bachelor degree as well as any supplementary courses outside of your bachelor degree). You can include courses you have passed as well as courses you are currently taking, or plan to take in the summer.

FileSelf-assessment form: Public Management and Social Development

Advance Assessments

The below mentioned standard assessments will be used for the 2021 admission year.

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

CBS bachelor degree

Qualifying Bachelors Degrees


Your obligatory courses fulfil the specific entry requirements.

BACHELOR DEGREE

FULFILLMENT OF SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

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

BSc in Business Administration & Service Management

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English is fulfilled

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

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English is fulfilled

BSc in International Business in Asia (IBA)

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English is fulfilled

BSc in International Business & Politics

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements English is fulfilled
HA i Europæisk Business Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements English is fulfilled
HA PRO Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements English to be fulfilled

HA Almen

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English to be fulfilled

HA(jur.)

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English to be fulfilled

HA(it.)

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English to be fulfilled

HA(mat.)

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English to be fulfilled

HA(kom.) Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements English to be fulfilled
HA(psyk.) Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements English to be fulfilled
HA(fil.) Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements English to be fulfilled
Bachelor degrees from other Danish insitutions

Qualifying Bachelors Degrees


Your obligatory courses fulfil the specific entry requirements.

BACHELOR DEGREE

FULFILLMENT OF SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

Kinastudier (AU) Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements English to be fulfilled

Kinastudier (KU)

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English to be fulfilled
 

 

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 specific entry requirements
  • Analytical skills and experience with social science methodology
  • Relevance of educational background at undergraduate level, including general grade level
  • Motivation given in personal statement

 

Personal statement 

Personal statement is an important element of your application. It is your opportunity to draw our attention to your academic accomplishments, professional experiences and personal aspirations, and to stand out from hundreds of other applicants.

It is very important that you write a personal statement specific to the programme/concentration you are applying for admission to, as it will be carefully considered during our evaluation of your application. Please use a maximum of 2 pages total for your personal statement, and decide for yourself which information you consider to be of most relevance and which information to omit.

1. Tell us about yourself

  • Describe yourself in a few sentences, highlighting the personal characteristics you find most relevant to your application
  • What can you contribute to the programme/concentration, considering your academic, extra-curricular or professional merit? What makes you stand out?
    • Describe and discuss the prior academic accomplishments you find most relevant to your application
    • Describe and discuss the prior professional experiences or extra-curricular accomplishments you find most relevant to your application

2. Tell us what you want to study at CBS/ Sino-Danish Center for Education and Research (SDC) and why 

  • Why are you interested in this academic field? Which specific criteria or experiences is your decision to pursue studies in this field based on?
  • Why this programme/concentration?
    • What interests you in the programme/concentration description? Are there any particular keywords that immediately grab your attention? Why?
    • Which aspect or component do you find especially challenging? Why? Do you have any strategies in mind to overcome these challenges?
  • Given what you know about CBS and SDC, why do you want to study this programme at SDC compared to other universities? What criteria helped you choose CBS/SDC?
  • What would you do if your application were rejected? Do you have a plan B programme, university, internship, work experience or the like?

3. Tell us about your future plans after graduation from CBS

  • Which academic, extra-curricular or professional characteristics do you want to develop in the future? How will pursuing this programme/concentration further your growth in these respects?
  • What are your plans after graduation? Specify concrete career trajectories or advanced academic paths, making sure to lay out the reasoning behind your choices.

 

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