Introduction to the programme

Bachelor in Global Humanities gives you an international and interdisciplinary approach to the study of the humanities
Bachelor in Global Humanities - what is it about?

By drawing on the disciplines of philosophy, cultural studies, development studies, communication studies, media studies, linguistics, literary studies, history, educational studies and psychology, you will explore human experiences as they have emerged as ideas and desires as well as material representations, always approaching these with a critical spirit aimed at furthering our understanding of the world. 

Much of our understanding of the humanities has been shaped by the role of the nation in defining how we live and understand the world. Bachelor in Global Humanities explores this but also examine shifting boundaries, hybrid identities and new cultural formations that are emerging as 'global encounters' intensify.

The initial three-semester phase of the programme consists of a number of study elements:

  • Coursework within the four dimensions of science and philosophy, text and sign, subjectivity and learning, and history and culture 
  • Three semester-long group-based projects that integrate the competences gained from the dimension courses
  • A series of 'progression' courses aimed at learning skills for project work, tools for humanistic research methodologies and the capacity to work with theory in academic writing

The subsequent three-semesters of the bachelor phase will be based in the subjects Communication Studies, Cultural Encounters and Social Psychology of Everyday Life. You can also combine these subjects with areas from the social sciences; namely International Studies or Business Studies giving you the opportunity to relate your humanities training to broader themes in international relations and business.

The programme is taught in English, this means that you will have to read and write academic English for both your courses, exams and projects. Moreover, all teaching and course literature is in English.

Study environment

You will become part of a vibrant social community and academic network of students from Denmark and from around the world. From your first day at RUC you will belong to a team of approximately 80 fellow RUC-students in your 'house'. Bachelor in Global Humanities has its own building on campus, and this is where you will have your base and where a study environment coordinator and a team of tutors will support the social and academic environment.

You can become a part of The International Community - a student driven organisation that facilitates events and communities between Danish and international students at RUC. Join the cooking-and-dining nights, the sport events, the game nights – or the virtual alternatives which help you stay in touch.


You will have the opportunity to spend a term at one of the universities with which Roskilde University's humanities area has a student exchange agreement, or you can organise such a stay at another university yourself.

From bachelor to master

A bachelor's degree from Roskilde University will provide access to study a master's programme. Depending on which subject(s) you choose as a part of your bachelor's programme, your degree will provide access to one or more of Roskilde University's master's programmes.

The most relevant master programmes for Global Humanities students:

Preapproved programmes

See which of Roskilde University’s master programmes your bachelor degree + your subjects will give you direct access to:


The humanities are essential to societal well-being and progress as well as to the economic development. You can expect to be well-placed for further study at master's level and for careers in the areas of international development and third sector voluntary work, cultural exchange, social fields requiring an awareness of inter-cultural dynamics, and international business relations.