Bachelor of Social Education

About the programme

Social education, also called pedagogy, is Denmark’s biggest bachelor degree programme. The programme builds on more than 130 years of developing early childhood education and Danish social pedagogy. 

The bachelor degree programme includes a broad list of subjects and specialisations, including working with early childhood development, youth and adult education, disabled or elderly people or marginalised groups. 

Courses include early childhood development, social education and pedagogy, learning and caretaking, nature and outdoor education, culture and creativity, health and exercise, digital media and social innovation. 

The programme offers three specialisations: day-care pedagogy (children of 0-5 years), school and leisure time pedagogy (children and youths from 5-18 years) and special needs and social education. 

Courses are taught as classroom teachings, lectures, project work, field work and four internships – which can take place abroad. We also offer the programme as a double degree with the University of Bucharest.

Professional profile

Graduates work in all areas of the Danish public sector, though mainly in the three areas of specialisation mentioned above. Workplaces include social institutions, day-care centres and schools, prisons and probation services as well as organisations working with youths, culture and sports. 

Graduates can continue for a master's degree at a university. 


  • Duration: 3.5 years (210 ECTS) 
  • Degree: Professional Bachelor of Social Education 
  • Campus: Aarhus C, Viborg, Horsens, Holstebro, Randers, Grenaa and Ikast 


Ophelia Achton
T: + 45 87 55 37 19