MSocSc Public Management and Social Development

Admission

 

Entry requirements

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

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

Specific Entry Requirements

Your educational background will be subject to an overall individual assessment in order to establish if the academic areas listed below are covered to a sufficient extent.

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)
 


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 April 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.

Location: China

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

Answer to Your Application

Because of the special conditions related to this programme, we give answers on a running basis in the period 15 April - 15 June. The answer will be uploaded to your application in the Application Portal and if you are offered a place, you will approximately have seven 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.

Language Requirements

The programme requires English at Danish level B.

The English requirements are very strict, which means that only the qualifications listed on the English level B page are accepted as alternative fulfilment.

If you do not fulfil the English requirements at the time of applying, you have until study start to document fulfilment. In other words, you are welcome to apply without fulfilling the English requirement, but you must fulfil the requirements as listed on the English level B page before study start (or 1 June if you are a non-EU citizen and need a student residence permit).

NB: If you are studying at a Danish bachelor programme at CBS, you automatically fulfil the English B language requirement.

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 motivational essay

Motivational essay:
A motivational essay must be personal and specific, and it must prove that you are well-informed and that you have put a lot of thought into your choice of education. It should also explain the purpose and your motivation for choosing this particular programme. You may want to consider the following when writing your motivational essay:

  • Reasoning your motivation for choosing the programme
  • Arguing how your bachelor degree and your choice of elective courses have prepared you for this programme
  • Explaining exactly why this particular programme is the right one for you
  • Elaborating on what you can contribute to the programme and why
  • Highlighting any extra-curricular activities/pro bono work that you believe to be especially relevant

Your motivational essay may not exceed two A4 pages and must be written in English.

Do you already have a master's degree?
Whether or not you have a Danish Master’s degree will also be considered during the selection process and will be a disadvantage in the overall assessment. Applicants with a completed Danish Master’s degree are only allowed to enrol in a new degree programme in certain circumstances (See “rules and exemptions” under "Your Application"), and this aspect of your academic background can be disadvantageous, even if you are one of the exceptions to the rule.

 

STATISTICS ON ADMISSION

When applying, our statistics on admission may give you an idea of your chances of being accepted to a certain programme/concentration.

See our statistics on admission
 

Standard Assessments

The below mentioned standard assessments will be used for the 2018 admission year.

Please note that our standard assessments only take into account the obligatory courses included in the standard curricula (programme regulations) of the bachelor degrees listed below; i.e. if you do elective/supplementary courses in one or more of the required areas, the requirements will be lowered accordingly. In case of a credit transfer of obligatory courses, we reserve the right not to use the standard assessment.

If your exact university, degree and year of enrolment are not stated, you will be assessed according to the programme’s entry requirements.
 

CBS bachelor degree

BACHELOR DEGREE

FULFILLMENT OF SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT

BSc in Business Administration & Sociology

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English is fulfilled

IBP

 

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 is fulfilled

 

BLC

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English is fulfilled

ASP

 

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

HA Almen

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English is fulfilled

IB

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English is fulfilled

HA(jur.)

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English is fulfilled

HA(it.)

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English is fulfilled

HA(mat.)

Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements

English is fulfilled

HA(kom.) Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements English is fulfilled
HA(psyk.) Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements English is fulfilled
HA(fil.) Applicants enrolled in this programme fulfil the specific entry requirements English is fulfilled