Real life education

At UCN, you will never work with theories just for the sake of following a curriculum. All our programmes are continuously developed in close collaboration with the industry they are preparing you for, and they all include internships.

A different way of learning

Depending on where you are from, you may find that the learning approach at UCN is somewhat different from what you are used to. It can take a little time to get the hang of it, but the feedback from our international students shows us that the learning approach is one of the things they often grow to love the most.

In general, education in Denmark is known for its innovative approach to learning, focusing greatly on building analytical skills and the ability to form opinions and find solutions and new ideas. The ability to work independently as well as in teams is also a top priority.

At UCN, we see it as our most important task to educate you so that you are prepared for the labour market of the future.

You will never be presented with theoretical knowledge without also working with and understanding its practical day-to-day implications. You will be presented with real life situations and issues, and you will often collaborate with businesses and organisations on various projects. In teaching situations, we also keep a close eye on the most recent knowledge and research within a programme field.

This way, we will help you develop a strong ability to reflect on your own field and performance. We call our unique approach to learning: Reflective Practice-Based Learning. Read more about our Learning Approach Reflective Practice-Based Learning.

Learn in countless ways

There are countless ways to learn new things. In fact, this is one of the first things you will learn at UCN. Part of your studies will be scheduled lectures and classroom teaching.

However, an equally large part of your studies will be case work, simulations, internships, lectures by guest professors, self-study, tours of various businesses, interdisciplinary studies as well as collaborative projects with your fellow students.

Internships: learn hands on

In the course of your studies, you will do a compulsory internship in a business or organisation in Denmark or abroad. During the internship, you will experience being part of a professional workforce within your field. You will get the opportunity to grow professionally, learn new things hands on and put all your acquired knowledge, skills and competences into practice.

The internship gives you invaluable insight into the workings of your industry and brings you a big step closer to your future work life.

Be an active student

As a student at UCN, you will build a close bond with both teachers and fellow students. It is expected that you attend and participate actively in class as a full-time student. We believe this is the best way for you to learn as much as possible.

You will often be part of a small class of students, and you will only rarely find yourself in a lecture hall or a large auditorium with hundreds of students. Active participation is key when it comes to learning at UCN. This also means that it is your responsibility to make the most of your studies.

Take the next step

Are you bubbling with business ideas? And do you have the drive to make those ideas come to life? Then we will help you take the next step! 'Next Step' is in fact the name of our thriving entrepreneurial community.

We have a great passion for entrepreneurship and work hard in creating the right framework and support for our students to test their ideas and make their start-up dreams a reality.

If you apply to be part of our 'Next Step' programme, you will strengthen your innovation and entrepreneurship skills. You will receive professional advice and guidance from a dedicated and experienced mentor and from UCN lecturers specialising in entrepreneurship. And you will have the unique opportunity to spend your internship focusing on your own business.

Get real life advice

UCN has an available career mentoring programme for students who are particularly talented within their field. In the mentoring programme, we match international students (mentees) with mentors from the local business community.

The mentoring programme ill be a first step towards building your professional network, and because your mentor knows the industry from the inside, you will be able to discuss relevant subjects and get real-life advice on how to build a career in the local area after you graduate.