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The Study Programme

The most common teaching activity in Danish universities is to lecture or teach a course that is part of a full-time Bachelor or Master’s programme. The lengths and structures of Bachelor and Master’s programmes are regulated via national laws and decrees. Further, the local study board has the overall academic responsibility for the study programme and therefore has a lot to say with respect to the purpose and contents of the individual course.

The programme regulations / curriculum (in Danish: studieordning) describe the contents, rules and requirements that are specific for the individual study programme: It stipulates overall rules and offers detailed descriptions of the courses and modules that are part of the programme. This includes:

  • Prescribed period of study in ECTS.
  • Learning outcomes for the study programme as a whole.
  • Detailed descriptions of all courses/modules, including learning outcomes, examination requirements and student workload.

A Danish university teacher is expected to have read and considered the course description contained in the programme regulations. At the beginning of the course it might be helpful to present the course description to your class and discuss learning methods and mutual expectations with the students.

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Revised 2012.03.21