**DIS Programs have rolling admissions and an overall admissions cap per semester. Please be mindful of deadlines. It is recommended that students who are applying to DIS Programs in Copenhagen have a back-up program in mind, as admissions is not guaranteed (even if you meet admissions requirements).
Visit key European political institutions and meet political actors in a hands-on examination of how Europe functions both as a whole and from region to region.
• Travel with your classmates and DIS faculty on course integrated study tours to meet the various political actors that define the face of European politics such as politicians, lobbyists, NGOs, think tanks, journalists, and researchers
• Gain an insider’s perspective on local politics during field studies such as visiting the Danish Foreign Ministry and Parliament, or by debating burning issues in lectures with former extremists and current activists
• Build hands-on knowledge by negotiating politics as a European diplomat in a simulation game, visiting sites of recent terrorist attacks, or officer training schools to reflect on causes of terrorism and anti-terrorist tactics alike
This program is right for you if your major is political science, international relations, government, and/or you are fascinated by the interplay between nation-states and the various group identities that define Europe and the contemporary world.
CORE COURSE OVERVIEW
>> The European Game of Politics: Crisis and Survival
You will gain a deeper understanding of the political and institutional fabric of the EU, including historical development, governing institutions, political processes, major policies, and “How to play the game”.
Week-Long Study Tour: Brussels-The Hague
Core Course Week: Study tour to Southern Denmark-Northern Germany + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
Prerequisites: Two semesters of political science at university level, with at least one focusing on either international relations or comparative politics.
>> Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism from a European Perspective
This course is a study of terrorism and its challenges to liberal democracies and international politics. You will delve into its causes, aims, and forms, as well as counter-terrorism measures that have been introduced.
Week-Long Study Tour: London-Oslo
Core Course Week: Study tour to Northern Germany + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen
BUILD YOUR OWN CURRICULUM
DIS has over 200 elective courses for you to build your curriculum from after choosing your required core course. You have to opportunity to focus on your major or diversify by selecting any combination of courses based on your needs.