University College Sealand is the regional university college i the Danish region of Sealand offering nine bachelor degree programmes, and has 6500 students and 505 employees allocated at four campuses: Campus Næstved, Campus Roskilde, Campus Slagelse and Campus Storstrøm.
University College Sealand is providing bachelor degree educational programmes in 9 different fields:
* Social Education and Social Work
* Leisure Management
* Nutrition and Health
* Occupational Therapy
* Medical Laboratory
These bachelor programmes are all taught in Danish, except for Leisure Management, which is a full 3½ years bachelor programme taught in English.
We also offer different and short term modules, taught in English, allowing us to recruit an increasing number of international students in all our fields of study. The majority comes to study our renowned international modules for one semester (30 ECTS), or they come for the practical / clinical practice.
University College Sealand holds a state accreditation from the Danish Government, ACE Denmark Executive order no 684, 27 June 2008, and the Erasmus Extended University Charter for 2008-2013: 244935-IC-1-2008-1-DK-ERASMUS-EUCX-1 DK SORO02.
Our institutions operate with fairly small classrooms up to a max. of about 30 students per class (often less). Only on rare occasions will students take lectures in large auditoriums.
Work forms change between presentations, plenum discussions and quite a lot of group work. Teaching methods vary and project work prevails. The teaching in Denmark is student centered and focuses on dialogue. The learning environment is democratic.
The students are responsible for their own learning, and they are expected to respond critically to problems posed in class. The students are expected to search for knowledge themselves and to be reflective.
Most Danish students are very independent because they move out of home at a fairly early age. Even though a lot of Danish students are eligible for student grants, they often work as well.
You may find the social conventions very informal and without clear roles, because the conduct is very free and easy and there is freedom of speech in the classroom. The lecturers operate an open door policy and appear chummy with the students.
Respect is gained by participating actively including asking questions and by being friendly and acting as an equal.
Social intercourse is very important and the student café is often the centre for spending time together with fellow students.
Facts about Denmark
Approximately 5.3 million people live in Denmark. The capital of Denmark is Copenhagen with around 1.7 million people living in the Copenhagen metropolitan area. Denmark is one of the smallest countries in Europe, however, great diversity and short distances being the main characteristics of the Danish countryside. The main cities besides Copenhagen are Århus, Odense and Ålborg.
Denmark is a constitutional monarchy, with the current Queen Margrethe II as the head of state. A popularly elected parliament governs the country with a prime minister as the nation's chief political officer. Denmark is part of the EU since 1973.
Watch a presentation film about Denmark, the Danish education system and labour market. The film is made by the Danish Ministry of Education.