Danish Language Programmes

Though VIA is an international university of applied science, the majority of our programmes are offered in Danish. We educate about a third of Denmark’s teachers, early childhood educators as well as many of the country’s nurses, physiotherapists and fashion designers. 

Construction and Technical Studies

  • About the programme

    This associate professional degree programme educates candidates in developing and constructing new products, and in the optimising, planning and controlling of production. The programme is targeted businesses within industry and service.

    Subjects include construction and product development, mathematics, IT, language and process optimisation.

    Courses are primarily taught through class and project work, where students work with real cases from our partners. As a result, graduates have the necessary skills to work in professional settings after finishing their degree.

    Production technology

    Professional profile

    Production technologists work in a broad range of areas, such as construction and product development and logistics, management, quality assurance and project management.

    Graduates are encouraged to continue their studies with one of VIA's top-up bachelor degrees.

    Facts

    • Duration: 2 years (120 ECTS)
    • Degree: Academy Professional Degree Programme in Production Technology
    • Campus: Horsens. Read about Campus Horsens

    Contact

    Thea Thaysen
    E: thea@via.dk
    T: +45 87 55 40 21

    More about the programme on our Danish website

  • About the programme

    This associate professional degree programme educates candidates to work as survey technicians. Students learn how to operate advanced satellite positioning systems and surveying instruments, 3D laser scanners, survey and geographical data software.

    Courses are taught through a great deal of practical training and project work, combined with classroom lectures.

    Mapping

    Professional profile

    Survey technicians work with surveys and geographical measuring systems in public and private companies, such as surveyors’ companies, contractors, developers, engineering companies and municipal entities.

    Graduates can pursue a diploma in project management or a master's degree in technology management, among others.

    Facts

    • Duration: 2 years (120 ECTS)
    • Degree: Academy Professional Degree Programme in Surveying and Mapping
    • Campus: Horsens. Read about Campus Horsens.

    Contact

    Thea Thaysen
    E: thea@via.dk
    T: +45 87 55 40 21

    More about the programme on our Danish website

  • About the programme

    At the building technician study programme is focused on planning of construction projects, collaboration and project design. In addition, there is focus on the building process of the future with digital tools and sustainable construction. Courses include single family home construction, mathematical and physical principles for construction and multi-storey construction.
    Courses are taught as a combination of class work, lectures, group work on cases and internship.

    VIA Byggetekniker

    Professional profile

    Graduates are key individuals on construction sites able to discuss general principles of the build with architects, while also being the go-to person for construction workers. Building technicians are typically employed at architects, entrepreneurs or producers of construction elements.
    Graduates can continue on the Architectural Technology and Construction Management study programme to get a bachelor’s degree.

    Facts

    Contact

    Campus Horsens 
    T: +45 87 55 41 46
    E: jsg@via.dk

    Campus Holstebro 
    T: +45 87 55 41 04
    E: holstebro@via.dk

    Campus Aarhus C 
    T: + 45 87 55 40 70
    E: stpo@via.dk

    More about the programme on our Danish website 

Health Sciences

  • About the programme

    This professional bachelor's degree programme educates candidates for biomedical laboratory work, such as analysing blood and tissue samples or carrying out medical research.

    Subjects include biochemistry, biology, immunology and genetics as well as biomedical quality assessment and development.

    The programme includes extensive clinical practice at laboratories.

    Women looking in microscopes

    Professional profile

    Graduates work in hospital laboratories, research laboratories or in the pharmaceutical industry. They analyse tests, are involved in screening programmes and carry out research that can lead to new treatments.

    Graduates can also continue their studies with a master’s degree programme within health sciences. 

    Facts

    • Duration: 3.5 years (210 ECTS)
    • Degree: Professional Bachelor of Biomedical Laboratory Science
    • Campus: Aarhus N. Read about Campus Aarhus N.

    Contact

    Susanne Markussen
    Head of programme
    T: +45 87 55 25 02
    E: suma@via.dk 

    More about the programme on our Danish Website

  • About the programme

    In Denmark, students of nursing learn through a mixture of theoretical teaching, simulation-based training and clinical internships at hospitals and municipal healthcare institutions. The bachelor's degree programme has a strong focus on professional practice, though the theoretical teaching is always based on the latest national and international research.

    Subjects include professional nursing skills, both working with somatic and mental illness as well as acute and chronic diseases. There is a strong focus on cross-disciplinary work in combination with professional self-dependence.

    The bachelor degree programme offers students a lot of international possibilities, both in terms of clinical internships abroad, exchange and international project work.

    Nurses by bed

    Professional profile

    Nurses typically work in hospitals or in municipal healthcare institutions, such as homes and elderly care centres, health centres, physicians’ offices or private clinics. They also work internationally in NGOs and relief organisations.

    Graduates can continue their studies with a master degree at a university.

    Facts

    Contact

    Anne Munck
    Head of programme
    T: +45 87 55 20 51
    E: amun@via.dk

    More about the programme on our Danish website

  • About the programme

    VIA offers both an English-language programme in Global Nutrition & Health as well as a programme in Danish called Nutrition & Health. The Danish programme has a stronger national focus.

    Subjects include nutrition, food research, sociology, psychology, management, biochemistry and public health issues. Students choose between three specialisations: clinical dietician; public health promotion and prevention; management, food and service.

    Students by computer

    Professional profile

    Graduates typically work within one of the three specialisations mentioned above. They work in different job functions in public and private industry, such as with teaching, clinical counselling, prevention, communication, treatment, management as well as research and product development.

    Graduates can continue their studies with a master's degree at a university.

    Facts 

    • Duration: 3.5 years (210 ECTS) 
    • Degree: Professional Bachelor of Nutrition and Health 
    • Campus: Aarhus N. Read about Campus Aarhus N

    Contact

    Karen Søndergaard
    Head of programme
    T: +45 87 55 26 05
    E: ks@via.dk

    More about the programme on our Danish website

  • About the programme

    This professional bachelor's degree programme prepares students to work with rehabilitation and training of patients with physical and/ or mental disabilities or with health promotion and prevention. Focus is on helping people live their everyday lives with meaningful activities.

    Subjects include occupational therapy and rehabilitation in everyday life, at workplaces as well as in the healthcare sector. Working with innovation and creative solutions in cooperation with professional practice is a large part of the programme.

    Courses are taught as classroom teaching, lectures, project work as well as work in clinical practice.

    Therepists with patient in harness

    Professional profile

    Occupational therapists work in hospitals, municipal healthcare institutions, rehabilitation centres, elderly care centres, schools for children with special needs and working environment authorities.

    Graduates can continue their studies to master’s and PhD level.

    Facts

    • Duration: 3.5 years (210 ECTS)
    • Degree: Professional Bachelor of Occupational Therapy
    • The programme is taught in Danish
    • Campus: Aarhus N and Holstebro. Read about Campus Aarhus N and Campus Holstebro.

    Contact

    Trine Hestbech Jensen
    International Coordinator
    T: +45 87 55 24 16
    E: eia@via.dk

    More about the programme on our Danish website

  • About the programme

    The bachelor's degree programme prepares students to work as professional physiotherapists in public and private practice.

    Students learn how to assess and diagnose problems with movement and functioning in patients and to plan, carry out, manage and communicate relevant physiotherapeutic interventions.

    Though the focus is on students developing strong skills in physiotherapy, the programme is cross-disciplinary in scope and draws from other areas of health sciences and both the humanities and social sciences. Courses combine theory, training of methods and project work. Clinical internships are an essential part of the programme, which, at the same time, builds on the latest research in the field of physiotherapy.

    Physiotherapist with client

    Professional profile

    Physiotherapists work in hospitals, public and private clinics, rehabilitation centres and sports organisations. Some graduates also choose to open their own clinics. Physiotherapists typically work with diagnosing, treating, training and educating patients about prevention and rehabilitation.

    Graduates can continue their studies with a master’s degree at a university.

    Facts

    • Duration: 3.5 years (210 ECTS)
    • Degree: Professional Bachelor of Physiotherapy
    • Campus: Aarhus N and Holstebro. Read about Campus Aarhus N and Campus Holstebro

    Contact 

    Elisabeth Due Andersen
    E: elda@via.dk
    T: +45 87 55 23 36

    More about the programme on our Danish website

  • About the programme

    This professional bachelor's degree programme is taught in Danish and Swedish and takes place in Aarhus and Jönköping. Prosthetics and orthotics develop advanced devices and assistive technologies for the disabled.

    Subjects fall within both health sciences and engineering, such as anatomy and physiology, mechanics, mathematics and orthotic technologies. During their three-years in Sweden, students take an orthotics engineering degree.

    Students spend the last two years of the 5.5-year long bachelor programme in clinical internship in Denmark or abroad. During the two-year internship, students receive a salary.

    Man working on a prosthetic leg

    Professional profile

    Graduates work with prosthetics, often in private practice. They often participate in professional teams in hospitals and institutions. Many pursue international careers, such as in troubled regions.

    Graduates can pursue various masters degree programmes at universities.

    Facts

    • Duration: 5.5 years (270 ECTS)
    • Degree: Professional Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics
    • Campus: Aarhus N and Jönköping (Sweden) 

    Contact

    Karsten Thorø
    Head of programme
    T: +45 87 55 23 08
    E: ktho@via.dk

    More about the programme on our Danish website

  • About the programme

    The professional bachelor's degree programme educates students to work as psychomotor therapists using modern methods of treatment and prevention that includes physical, mental and social aspects of health.

    The programme distinguishes itself through process-oriented learning. This includes theoretical and practical courses, as well as internships and project work. Students learn to reflect on and respond to the interaction between bodily and psychological experiences in individuals and groups. Body consciousness, empathy, relational and communications skills are an important parts of the training.

    International internships and exchange options are available for students.

    Two women exercising

    Professional profile

    Psychomotor therapists work with health promotion and prevention through rehabilitation, education and therapy. In Denmark, psychomotor therapists are employed as therapists and counsellors in the public and private health sectors, the education and social sectors as well as in private practice.

    Graduates are employed in childcare, psychiatric institutions, rehabilitation, disability and elderly care centres among other places. In private practice, psychomotor therapists work with mental and physical health, including ergonomics, personal care and stress management.

    Graduates can pursue a master's degree at a university.

    Facts

    • Duration: 3.5 years (210 ECTS)
    • Degree: Professional Bachelor of Psychomotor Therapy
    • Campus: Randers. Read about Campus Randers

    Contact

    Helle Brok
    Head of programme and international coordinator
    E: hebr@via.dk
    T: + 45 87 55 25 60

    More about the programme on our Danish website

Teaching and Social Education

  • About the programme

    One third of all teachers in Denmark graduate through VIA's bachelor's degree programme for teacher education.

    The programme aims to educate students to become academically, didactically and pedagogically competent teachers in primary and lower secondary schools.

    Courses are based on national and international research and incorporate experimental and innovative approaches to teaching. Students are encouraged to contribute to the development of the teaching profession.

    In addition to specialising in their main subjects, students are educated in didactics, classroom management, relationship building and cooperation, as well as teaching children with special needs.

    Students are taught through classroom teachings, lectures, project work and internships – which can take place internationally.

    Teacher by black board

    Professional profile

    Two thirds of graduates work in primary and lower secondary schools. Others work at private schools, vocational colleges, adult education and social institutions as well as with NGOs and private companies.

    Graduates can pursue a range of opportunities for continued professional development, including further education as teaching tutors, diploma programmes or master of education degree programmes.

    Facts

    • Duration: 4 years (240 ECTS)
    • Degree: Professional Bachelor of Education
    • Campus: Aarhus C, Silkeborg, Skive and Nørre Nissum 

    Contact

    Elisabeth Halse
    E: elha@via.dk
    T: + 45 87 55 30 43

    More about the programme on our Danish website

  • About the programme

    Social education, also called pedagogy, is Denmark’s largest bachelor's 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.

    Woman with child

    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, daycare centres and schools, prisons and probation services as well as organisations working with youths, culture and sports.

    Graduates can take a master's degree at a university.

    Facts

    Contact

    Pia Moldt
    Head of programme
    T: +45 87 55 35 66
    E: pimo@via.dk

    More about the programme on our Danish website

  • About the programme

    Pedagogical Assistants are able to work pedagogically with both children, youth and adults – for example in a day care centre, planning games and activities for the children, participating in meetings with parents etc. The programme is a combination of theory and practice and consists of a number of basic courses, pedagogical teaching and specialisations.

    Courses are taught as a combination of class work, lectures, group work and internships.

    Professional profile

    Pedagogical assistants typically work in day care centres, schools, youth clubs, residential institutions or as child caretakers in their own home.

    Graduates can also continue for e.g. a bachelor’s degree in social education.

    Facts

    • Duration: 2 years and 6 weeks
    • Degree: Pedagogical Assistant
    • Campus: Horsens and Viborg.

    Contact

    Horsens
    T: +45 87 55 00 20
    E: pauiho@via.dk

    Viborg
    T: +45 87 55 37 00
    E: piv@via.dk

    More about the programme on our Danish website 

Creative Studies

  • About the programme

    This professional bachelor's degree programme educates international candidates for the modern film industry. Students learn how to tell stories using a variety of media platforms.

    Subjects cover technical, creative and business aspects relevant for future storytelling professionals.

    The programme is taught mainly by guest lecturers from the film and media industry, and the programme works closely with companies in Denmark and internationally. It is physically located in Filmby Aarhus (the creative film hub of Aarhus). This ensures that the quality of teaching is high and always authentic and relevant to the industry.

    The programme offers many international opportunities, such as participation in film festivals, conferences, study trips and exchanges.

    People shooting a film

    Professional profile

    Graduates work with film and audiovisual storytelling in a variety of production settings. This includes working at production companies, media organisations and working as independent creatives.

    Candidates can also pursue a master's degree at a university in Denmark or abroad.

    Facts

    • Duration: 3.5 years (210 ECTS)
    • Degree: Professional Bachelor of Multiplatform Storytelling and Production
    • Campus: Aarhus C (in Filmby Aarhus)

    Contact

    Rikke Thomsen
    International Coordinator
    E: riht@via.dk

    More about the programme on our Danish website

  • About the programme

    This professional bachelor's degree programme educates international candidates for the modern textile industry. Students learn the handicraft, design and communication related to textile materials.

    Subjects cover design, cultural communication and teaching, entrepreneurship and a specialisation within weaving, knitting, embroidery or garment. Students choose between teaching and cultural communication.

    Courses are taught through project work and internships in the industry. Students develop a close contact to relevant businesses and get to try their skills in professional settings.

    Woman making a sowing pattern

    Professional profile

    Graduates work as entrepreneurs, bloggers, consultants and educators. This includes working in galleries and theatres, working as cultural project managers and teachers or working as independent consultants and artisans.

    Candidates can pursue a master's degree at a university in Denmark or abroad.

    Facts

    • Duration: 3.5 years (210 ECTS)
    • Degree: Bachelor of Textile design, Handicraft and Communication
    • Campus: Herning. Read about Campus Herning.

    Contact

    You are welcome to contact the student counselling office at VIA Design:
    E: design.info@via.dk
    T: +45 87 55 05 00

    More about the programme on our Danish website

  • About the programme

    At the garment construction programme, students learn about the design, construction, trends and production of garments and textiles for the home. In addition, the programme includes teaching within a number of practical skills such as pattern construction, fabric cutting, machine sowing and measuring.

    The programme is taught using a combination of classroom teaching and internships.

    Garment construction

    Professional profile

    Graduates are typically employed as assistants in the fashion and lifestyle industries, e.g. as assistant designer, assistant constructor or assistant purchaser.

    Graduates can apply to any of VIA’s design programmes if they have completed a c-level English course.

    Facts

    • Duration: 3 years
    • Degree: Garment construction – vocational degree
    • Campus: Herning or Aarhus C.

    Contact

    Jette Rosendal, Associate Dean
    T: + 45 87 55 05 65
    M: jrn@via.dk

    More about the programme on our Danish website

Business

  • About the programme

    At the marketing study programme students learn to work with marketing and sales in the Danish and international markets. The programme is focused on team- and project work working with cross disciplinary projects close to what one may come across when working in a “real” company. Courses include tactical and operational B2C and B2B marketing, international marketing, business acumen and finance.

    Courses are taught as a combination of class work, lectures, group work and internships.

    Professional profile

    Graduates typically work within marketing, advertising, sales and export, for example as marketing or sales assistant, marketing coordinator, advertising consultant or the like.
    Graduates can take a top-up degree of 1 ½ year to get a bachelor’s degree, for example within International Sales and Marketing Management.

    Facts

    • Duration: 2 years
    • Degree: Vocational Degree in Marketing
    • Campus: Horsens

    Contact

    T: +45 87 55 40 00. 
    E: horsens@via.dk

    More about the programme on our Danish website 

Society and Social Studies

  • About the programme

    The bachelor's degree programme educates students in religious and cultural education, management and communication targeted to different groups. Subjects include theology, religious education, cultural history and theory, organisation and leadership and communication.

    Courses combine classroom teaching, lectures, project work and internships – which can take place internationally.

    Professional profile

    Graduates work with communication, management and education within the church, NGO's, cultural institutions and schools.

    Facts

    • Duration: 4 years (240 ECTS)
    • Degree: Professional Bachelor of Christianity, Culture & Communications
    • Campus: Aarhus C 

    Contact

    Ullrich Zeitler
    Head of programme
    E: ulze@via.dk
    T:+ 45 87 55 36 01

    More about the programme on our Danish website

  • About the programme

    The programme educates students to work with vulnerable people, such as the homeless, mentally ill and people with addictions.

    Courses include social studies, social education and pedagogy, care work, religion and philosophy. Courses are taught as a combination of class work, lectures, project work and internships – which can take place internationally.

    People with sowing machine

    Professional profile

    Graduates work in a range of public institutions and private organisations, including NGOs, which handle vulnerable groups.

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

    Facts

    • Duration: 3.5 years (210 ECTS)
    • Degree: Professional Bachelor of Diakonia and Social Pedagogy
    • Campus: Aarhus C 

    Contact

    Anita W. Petersen
    E: ap@diakonhojskolen.dk
    T: + 45 41 72 86 12

    More about the programme on our Danish website

  • About the programme

    This professional bachelor's degree programme educates students for public administration. Subjects include economics, communications, legal affairs, organisation, innovation and public welfare.

    Courses are taught as a combination of class work, lectures, project work and internships.

    We also offer the programme through e-learning.

    Person writing on white board

    Professional profile

    Most bachelors in public administration are employed in various areas of the public sector. Others work in unions, NGOs, pension funds and private companies. They typically carry out case work, legal support or organisational project work.

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

    Facts

    • Duration: 3.5 years (210 ECTS)
    • Degree: Professional Bachelor of Public Administration
    • Campus: Aarhus C and Viborg. Read about Campus Aarhus C and Campus Viborg.

    Contact

    Yonatan Schvartzman
    E: yosc@via.dk
    T: 87 55 33 37

    More about the programme on our Danish website

  • About the programme

    The aim of the programme is to qualify candidates to carry out social counselling and social work. Social workers contribute to preventing and solving social problems as well as planning, coordinating, implementing, evaluating and developing social measures both at individual and group level – as well as with organisations and society as a whole.

    The bachelor must be able to practice social work within the public sector, including the employment area and the social measures area, as well as in the private and voluntary sectors. Students are taught how to put social work into practice, including in relation to employment and social measures, as well as how to work private organisations and the volunteer sector. The programme is organised in modules, taught as classroom teaching, internships and project work. One semester is offered in English and students are encouraged to spend one to three semesters abroad during their studies.

    Students in classroom

    Professional profile

    The majority of graduates are employed as social workers in the public sector, including municipal and regional social services and institutions. Others work in the private and voluntary sector. Social workers primarily work with:

    • vulnerable children, youths and families
    • vulnerable groups and people with disabilities
    • labour market access

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

    Facts

     

    Contact 

    Lis Montes de Oca
    Associate Professor, International Coordinator
    E: lkhm@via.dk
    T: +45 87 55 33 61

    More about the programme on our Danish website

  • About the programme

    This professional bachelor's degree programme educates students for positions as advisors in the public tax administration, in accounting companies, in agricultural organisations and the like. The programme has been developed in close collaboration with employers in the business and graduates thus have great job opportunities. Subjects include macroeconomics, accounting, property law, administrative law and communication.

    Courses are taught as a combination of class work, lectures, project work and internships.

    Professional profile

    Bachelors in tax administration are employed in both the private and public sectors in e.g. public tax administrations, the auditing industry, consultancy companies or at companies supplying IT solutions to the public sector.

    Graduates can also continue for a diploma degree or master's degree at a university within e.g. law.

    Facts

    • Duration: 3.5 years (210 ECTS)
    • Degree: Professional Bachelor of Tax Administration
    • Campus: Herning.

    Contact

    E: skat@via.dk
    T: 87 55 33 52

    More about the programme on our Danish website