Your studies at UCPH
Learn about courses and exams, find your curriculum and learn how to find your timetable, teaching materials and how you log in to your course room in Absalon.
|Autumn||Chinese Propaedeutics A
|Introduction to China’s History, Culture and Society A
|Spring||Chinese Propaedeutics B
|Introduction to China’s History, Culture and Society B
|Autumn||Chinese Propaedeutics C
|Spring||Chinese Propaedeutics D
|Spring||China Studies Content Course with Language
Please note that exams include active participation (attendance in the class/course and assignments/presentation(s) during the semester) but for Introduction to China’s History, Culture, and Society B it involves a take-home assignment on topic of choice following approval of active class participation.
Registration and deregistration
A deregistration from a course and exam at UCPH must be done between 6-13 March 2019. After that you are bound by your registrations for the semester. Should you consider deregistering it would be a good idea to contact a student counsellor to talk about how to structure your studies.
Please also be aware of the consequences a deregistration at UCPH could have on the study activity requirement at Copenhagen Business school
A curriculum is a set of rules that determines the structure of the programme, including study requirements, exam provisions and study progression. It is sometimes referred to as the “constitution” for your studies.
Electives/ courses at Faculty of Humanities are based on and bound by the laws of the Danish Parliament, The executive order of the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science and the rules of University of Copenhagen.
The legal framework for your studies can be found on the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science website.
You can apply for an exemption if special circumstances prevent you from attending your studies or meeting requirements.
- Suffering from a disability (physical or psychological)
- Prolonged illness (you or your immediate family)
- Death in the immediate family
- Maternity or paternity leave and adoption
Please note that paid work, housing problems and financial problems are not considered special circumstances.
Applying for exemptions
All applications for exemption go through CBS and follow the usual process described on my.cbs.dk. CBS will process the applications and involve UCPH when relevant.
For guidance in UCPH relevant questions prior to applying for an exemption please contact the student counselling service at the Department of Cross Cultural and Regional Studies.
The rules concerning complaints and appeals are found in the Ministerial Order No. 1062 of the 30th June 2016 on University Examinations and Grading (the Examination Order). (Please note that the Examination Order in force is only available in Danish )
You can file an appeal to the Faculty of Humanities, if:
- You disagree with the grade you have been given.
- You have experienced legal errors in connection with the exam. E.g. the examination type differs from the description in the study curriculum.
- You find that the exam question was incorrect. E.g. the exam question was not based on the content of the syllabus.
- You are dissatisfied with the way the exam was conducted. E.g. if you believe that the examiner and/or the external examiner has made a mistake, such as examining outside the study curriculum.
You can file a complaint to the head of your department or to the Chairman of the Board of external examiners if:
Your complaint does not concern an academic evaluation, but contains criticism of the examiner or external examiner’s behaviour. This complaint must be submitted to the head of your department.
You must submit your complaint/appeal no later than 14 days after the publication date of your grade. If you receive your grade after the official publication date, you can submit a complaint no later than 14 days after receiving your grade. The complaint must be in writing and justified.
You can submit your appeal by sending an email from your alumni mail to the Faculty of Humanities, Education & Student Services, firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also submit your appeal by sending it by regular mail to the Faculty of Humanities, Education & Student Services, Karen Blixens Plads 8, 2300 København S.
The student counsellors at UCPH can guide you on the procedure concerning appeals, possible outcomes etc.
Absalon is The University of Copenhagen’s learning management system. When you are registered for a UCHP course, you are automatically enrolled in the right course room in Absalon . This provides you with an overview of your courses.
On Absalon, you have your digital course rooms, where you can:
- find teaching material, assignments and other relevant material
- find information about your courses
- find information about changes in time and place for classes
- communicate with teachers and fellow students
You log in to Absalon via the front page of KUnet and you use the same log-in information.
All students pay for their own teaching materials. You may be required to use specific books for each course that you can either buy, borrow or copy. Additionally some academic articles and other teaching material may be distributed through Absalon.
Most of the required text books (course descriptions: Chinese Propaedeutics A and Introduction to China’s History, Culture and Society A) can be purchased from the Academic Books bookshop, and are available at The Royal Library or the municipal libraries
You can find all your registered exam grades via Self Service > Enrolment, Courses and Exams > Results.
Your exam grades from Chinese Propaedeutics A and Introduction to China’s History, Culture and Society A will be posted on Self Service no later than four weeks after the courses are completed. Both courses are assessed with 'Pass' or 'Fail'. Your grade transcript will say either:
- (B) = Pass (DK: Bestået)
- (I) = Fail (DK: Ikke bestået)
- (U) = Non-attendance (DK: Udeblevet)