Cultural and Creative Copenhagen

Ref: 10002727


MSc Business Management of the Creative Industries, MSc Creative Enterprise and MSc Intercultural Business Communication enrolled on modules LCBS5048, LCBS5049, LCBS5041 and LCBS5042 are eligible to participate in this opportunity. The maximum number of places on this opportunity is 40 and the minimum the trip will go ahead with is 20. DMU staff will be accompanying the group.

DMU students are only eligible to receive one academic-led trip bursary per year. Please check our eligibility criteria for further details.


Students will have the opportunity to be based at a Danish university for a week, and from there to explore and experience Copenhagen as a leading international cultural and creative city. The overriding theme of the trip will be to examine the role that social capital and networks can play in facilitating cultural capital, and to understand global cultural issues of culture and change.

Places for the Copenhagen trip will be competitive and capped at 40, to allow for active engagement with Danish students and to work in classrooms at Niels Brock University. The working language of the trip will be English.

Students will benefit from the rich ecosystem of creative institutions and projects occurring in Copenhagen. During the 4-day trip, students will receive a combination of lectures in a university setting, attend company visits, and engage in cultural experiences. A provisional itinerary for the week comprises:

Day 1 – Tuesday 25th February (9-17) – Niels Brock University. Danish culture, Law of Jante and Hygge, and cultural and social capital in businesses.

Day 2 – Weds 26th February Niels Brock University – The Danish approach to innovation. Visit to co-working spaces at Refshaleøen and business talks, and visit to the Underbroen Maker Production Lab.

Day 3a – Thurs 27th February 2019 – Visit to the Kødbyen creative district to explore ‘third spaces’ and ‘learning innovation labs’.

Day 3b – Thursday 27th February 2019 – Trampoline House Community Centre for Refugees and to visit neighbourhoods to examine the issue of cultural diversity.

Day 4a – Friday 28th February 2019 – Travel by train to the University of Roskilde, to explore ‘fab labs’ and examine the practice of open innovation.

Day 4b – Friday 28th February 2019 – Travel by train to Roskilde to explore the role of festivals in place-making

Cultural activities

Students will be immersing themselves in the creative and cultural offer of the city; understanding the close relationship between co-production and co-consumption of the creative and cultural industries. For this reason, several of the areas mentioned as principal sites for day activity (Paper Island, Vesterbro, Osterbro, Norrebro, Istegade) will also be the principal sites of additional cultural experiences. They will also experience the creative and cultural offer of the city, seen in the regeneration that has been achieved through Vesterbro, Paper Island, and Fredericksberg, learn about the growth of the Oresund region, and see the so-called ‘musicon’ and Hygge light experiences of the hipster areas of Istegade, Osterbro, and Norrebro, which are creating their own issues around cultural-led gentrification.

In addition, students have the opportunity to experience the rich cultural heritage of the city (e.g. the royal palaces), the architecture and public realm (Nyhaven, Skillien Park, Tivoli Gardens), public art (e.g. Den Lille Havfrue), arts and cuisine. Helsingor (Castle) and Roskilde (Viking settlements and museum) is only 1 hour away by train, and Malmo (Sweden) is only 1 hour away by train over the Oresund Bridge.

Travel and accommodation

  • Travel – Students are required to independently book their travel.
  • Accommodation – The faculty will book accommodation for this opportunity, and students will be expected to pay the full amount following confirmation of their place.

Contact details

Visa information

In order to participate in this trip, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet the Danish immigration requirements.

EU nationals will not require a visa to travel to another EU country.

Non-EU nationals will require a visa to travel to Denmark and are responsible for obtaining a Schengen visa. Further information related to obtaining a visa can be found here.

The #DMUglobal team can provide visa support letters as required, and proof of enrolment can be obtained from the Student Gateway. You must ensure that you apply for your Schengen visa as soon as you have been formally accepted to this opportunity by #DMUglobal. You are responsible for checking processing times and meeting all application requirements in order to ensure that you receive your visa prior to departure. Be aware that immigration decisions are made by individual embassies.

Key Information

  • Departure date: Monday 25 February 2019
  • Return date: Saturday 2 March 2019
  • Overall estimated cost of travel and accommodation: £300
  • Students will also be required to pay for: UK and in-country transfers (£35), food & drink, cultural activities, and visa (if applicable)
  • #DMUglobal bursary: £150
  • Deadline for application: CLOSED