Professional Bachelor’s degree


Key features

  • Qualification: Professionsbachelorgrad
  • Qualification in English: Professional bachelor’s degree
  • EQF level: 6
  • Cycle: First cycle
  • Thesis required: Project, 10-20 ECTS
  • Nominal length: 3-4 years / 180-240 ECTS
  • Access requirement: Upper secondary level
  • Access to further study: Master’s degree (Candidatus)


Professional bachelor’s programmes are corresponding in level to that of university bachelor’s programmes, but with a stronger focus on professional practice. Professional bachelor’s programmes combine theoretical studies with a practically oriented approach in the form of mandatory work placement. The programmes are concluded by a project of 10-20 ECTS.

All programmes give access to further studies at master’s level.

Degree titles

  • Danish: Professionsbachelor i/som/til [field of study] or Diplomingeniør/professionsbachelor i [field of study]
  • English: Bachelor of [field of study], e.g. Bachelor of Education or Bachelor of Engineering.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

Persons obtaining degrees at this level…

  • Must possess development-based knowledge of the practice and applied theories and methodologies of the profession and the subject area.
  • Must be able to understand the practice, applied theories and methodologies as well as reflect on the practice and application of theories and methodologies of the profession.


Persons obtaining degrees at this level…

  • Must be able to apply the methodologies and tools of the subject area as well as master the skills related to work in the profession.
  • Must be able to evaluate practice-oriented and theoretical issues as well as explain the reasons for and choose relevant solution models.
  • Must be able to communicate practice-oriented and academic issues and solutions to collaboration partners and users.


Persons obtaining degrees at this level…

  • Must be able to handle complex and development-oriented situations in work or study contexts.
  • Must be able to independently participate in discipline-specific and interdisciplinary collaboration and assume responsibility within the framework of professional ethics.
  • Must be able to identify their own learning needs and develop their own knowledge, skills and competences related to the profession.