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Professional Bachelor Programmes

A Professional Bachelor’s Degree in Denmark is awarded on the basis of a 3-4 year programme (180-240 ECTS).

In the programme, practice placements must be included, totalling no less than 1 semester (30 ECTS) and often much more. The programme culminates in a bachelor project. Professional Bachelor’s Degree programmes focus on laying a solid theoretical foundation, on which they build the practical skills necessary to apply theory to practice in a given professional field.


The credit system in Denmark is based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) where 1 ECTS equals a student workload of an estimated 25-27 hours, including individual preparation, group work, attending lectures, presentations and exams. Thus, a week is usually counted as 1.5 ECTS, but due to differences in the organisation of programmes it may be more or less.

The main language of instruction is Danish and all full degree bachelor programmes at University College Lillebaelt are taught in Danish. Here you may learn which requirements are necessary for admission to the bachelor programmes, but please note that they are only taught in Danish.

However, some departments offer courses and semesters taught in English as well as practice placements with supervision in English.


To guarantee academic standards, all Professional Bachelor’s Programmes are subject to internal quality assurance procedures, as well as external evaluation at national and international levels.

Ultimately, in order to be accredited, every programme must measure up to standards set by the Danish Ministry of Education, which approves all programmes regularly. All programmes follow UNESCO/OECD guidelines on ‘Quality provision in cross-border higher education’.

University College Lillebaelt abides by the Bologna process and its goals; the use of the Diploma Supplement and the ECTS is integrated at all academic departments.

We also hold an extended Erasmus University Charter. During semesters of practice placements, we work very closely with our selected placement hosts and the appointed supervisors in order to secure the optimal learning outcome for our students.

The Danish University College Study Activity Model

The Danish university colleges have jointly developed a model describing how they intend to strengthen the dialogue with their students by creating a clearer image of what is offered in terms of learning, teaching, academic approach and activity under the new joint study activity model.

The new model is designed with a view to increase the learning efficiency of the students through better focus on expected academic activity. The implementation has already started.

Common to all programmes offered at the Danish university colleges is the level of study activity being intense and full-time study programmes.

The idea behind the joint study activity model is to provide for all programmes a single academic tool which can shape the study expectations of the students in relation to study intensity.

The model clearly demonstrates which study activities, academic activities and learning types that are employed in professional higher education at a university of applied sciences, and also the student workload expected by the institution for each single study activity. This will be an improved starting point for the dialogue with the students.

Here you can learn much more about the Study Activity Model.

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This page is updated by Stephanie Sørensen May 13, 2015.