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Academy profession degree

Key features

  • Qualification: Erhvervsakademigrad (AK)
  • Qualification in English: Academy Profession degree (AP)
  • EQF level: 5
  • Cycle: Short Cycle
  • Thesis required: Project, 10-15 ECTS
  • Nominal length: 1½ - 2½ years / 90-150 ECTS
  • Access requirement: Upper secondary level or relevant vocational qualification
  • Access to further study: Bachelor and Professional Bachelor’s Degree

Programmes

Academy profession programmes combine theoretical studies with a practically oriented approach in the form of mandatory work placement. Academy profession programmes are oriented towards specific professions or job functions. Most programmes are awarded after 120 ECTS. All programmes are concluded by a project of 10-15 ECTS.

Students who have passed an academy profession programme can continue in a top-up bachelor's programme.

Degree titles

  • Danish: Danish: field of study + AK
  • English: AP Graduate in [field of study]

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

Persons obtaining degrees at this level...

  • Must possess knowledge of the practice and central applied theories and methodologies of the profession and the subject area.
  • Must be able to understand the practice and central applied theories and methodologies as well as the profession’s application of theories and methodologies.

Skills

Persons obtaining degrees at this level...

  • Must be able to apply the central methodologies and tools of the subject area as well as be able to apply the skills related to work in the profession.
  • Must be able to evaluate practice-oriented issues as well as list and choose possible solutions.
  • Must be able to communicate practice-oriented issues and possible solutions to collaboration partners and users.

Competences

Persons obtaining degrees at this level...

  • Must be able to handle development-oriented situations.
  • Must be able to participate in discipline-specific and interdisciplinary collaboration with a professional approach.
  • Must be able to acquire new knowledge, skills and competences related to the profession in a structured context.