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Introduction: Master student at Roskilde University

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Become a problem solver

You will learn to ask the right questions

To solve a problem, you need to learn how to ask the right questions. You learn this through project work. You go into detail and investigate a problem issue that you and your project group have chosen yourselves. You'll be guided through the process by one of our talented researchers. You will work with others who are passionate about the same things you are, and you'll have an opportunity to get to the heart of the solutions.

You will become an interdisciplinary specialist

Real-life problems can rarely be solved by one discipline alone. That's why strong interdisciplinary elements are incorporated into all our programmes, equipping you to tackle society's complex challenges. This means that you will gain deep professional knowledge, become familiar with scientific theories and methods from more than one subject, and understand and apply the working methods of different disciplines.


Tackle real-life issues

You will learn to manage projects

Roskilde University's own educational model, Problem-oriented Project Learning, teaches you to manage a project within a time frame, for example in collaboration with companies, authorities, NGOs or organisations. You will learn to apply your academic knowledge to develop solutions to real-life problems. At Roskilde University, you will train yourself to make a difference.

You will be ready for the job market

Make yourself attractive to employers with an education that goes hand in hand with business. Roskilde University's master's programmes have been designed in collaboration with the world around us, and they are aimed at those who dream of pursuing a meaningful career. Project work, internships and work placements mean your career can start while you're still studying.

Close to research and business

  • Based on new research: Roskilde University's master's programmes are based on the latest knowledge from Danish and international researchers, and are closely linked to Roskilde University's strong research centres and research environments. This means your education programme will have a high academic standard.
  • Recognised educational model: Roskilde University's own educational model, Problem-oriented Project Learning, PPL, equips you to scientifically identify, investigate and solve complex problems. RUC-PPL is Denmark's first research centre for problem-oriented project learning.
  • Building bridges to working life: At Roskilde University's master's programmes, you will write projects, e.g. in collaboration with companies and organisations, and you will have the opportunity to do an internship at a workplace during the programme.

Get to know us

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The business world needs new knowledge, innovative thinking and employees who can independently solve complex problems.

The Master’s programmes at Roskilde University are an important contribution to ensuring that in Denmark, we educate graduates who can deliver precisely that

Thorsten Thormann, Vice President of Research at Leo Pharma

Explore our master's programmes

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The Danish education system

Information about the Danish education system, principles for education in Denmark, structure of the system and more can be found at The Ministry of Higher Education and Science's website.

Code of Conduct

The Danish higher education institutions have agreed on a common Code of Conduct for offering higher education programmes to international students. Roskilde University undertake to comply with the code of conduct.


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