Introduction to the programme

Study cultural identities and symbolic representational and interpretational forms through an international, cross-cultural and global perspective

Cultural Encounters is a subject which you will study as a part of your bachelor programme at Roskilde University

The bachelor subject Cultural Encounters focuses on the study of cultural identities and symbolic representational and interpretational forms through an international, cross-cultural and global perspective. It is particularly concerned with problems related to processes where cultural identities and representations interact and are exchanged. As such the study programme reflects a cultural interface resulting from the intensified processes of globalisation and internationalisation.

The humanities and the social sciences have in the 20th century and particularly post-1980 experienced what has become known as 'the linguistic turn', i.e. a general acceptance of the fact that language does not simply mirror society, but plays a constitutive role in the social practice by structuring experiences of reality, identities, ideologies and politics. Therefore, the linguistic dimension is both a natural and necessary element in any general cultural studies programme.
 

From bachelor to master

With a bachelor's degree from Roskilde University, you will have access to study at a number of master's degree programmes. Please note that the current master's programmes at Roskilde University offer admission for the last time this year. The application deadline is the 1st of March 2021.

From 2022, Roskilde University will offer 14 new international master's programmes that replace the current ones. Already now you can see the master's programmes which Roskilde University will offer from 2022.