Aalborg University

Aalborg University is a young and international university in Denmark within 17 different departments that are located in Aalborg, Esbjerg and Copenhagen. All degree programmes and research activities at Aalborg University are problem-based and have interdisciplinary focus. Through strong interplay between staff and students and intense collaboration with public and private sectors, Aalborg University offers degree programmes with a real-world approach and provide world-class research. This results in new insights, new solution to societal challenges and knowledge that changes the world.

Nordic Visual Studies and Art Education (NoVA) is a specialization of Master’s programme of Communication in the Department of Communication and Psychology at Aalborg University – Copenhagen (AUU CPH). The NoVA programme is two years Master program. The program emphasizes visual culture and communications. Research is focused on Design-Based research and case studies. The programme is taught in English and Danish. The programme welcomes international students.

NoVA programme is located in the Aalborg University’s campus in southwestern part of central Copenhagen kwon as ‘Sydhavnen‘. Photo: Gintare Ruksenaite

History & Rankings
Aalborg University is a young university with only 40 years of history. Despite that fact, Aalborg University is already ranking amongst the best and most acknowledged international universities in the world. AAU is placed upon many of the renowned ranking list among the worlds approximately 17.000 universities and is in general among the top 3 %.

Photo elicitation of the entrance hall of Aalborg University Copenhagen crated by NoVA master students Ji Youn Lee & Joanna Wong as a part of the NoVA Symposium at Aalborg University in September 2018. 

The Department of Communication and Psychology is a large, interdisciplinary department at Aalborg University. The department’s research and teaching activities are directed towards designing and putting into practice processes and products that improve or expand people’s ability to participate in communicative contexts. Their interests are thus aimed at communication products, communication processes, and communication procedures. 

The foundation of the department is humanistic and our activities therefore focus on people and the relationships between people, organizations, society, media, and technologies. Their academic approach is primarily embedded in the human being and entails deep knowledge about human beings’ doing, being, and becoming. Whether that human being is one who works, is entertained, develops, learns, communicates, or experiences or  needs help, nursing, care, or treatment and therapy, the researchers at Department of Communication and Psychology work to understand, support, and create better opportunities.

The research of Department of Communication and Psychology is especially directed towards:

  • Analysis the of creation of meaning in communication processes and in relation to communication products
  • Interpretation and explanation of the social use of communication products and the psychological processes used
  • Construction and intervention through the use of products and processes that support and improve people’s opportunity to communicate in a socially relevant and psychologically satisfying way.

Finance and Fees

You will find more information about Master’s degree finance and fees from Aalborg University´s web site. 

Study meories

Excursion to Superkilen park in Norrebro during the NoVA Symposium at Aalborg University September 2018. Photos: Gintare Ruksenaite

Photos: Mie Buhl, Vivita Udre, Rosie Allard 

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Read more about specialization of Nordic Visual Studies and Art education in the Master’s Programme of Communication in Aalborg University – Copenhagen. 

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