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Expertise, Trust and Narrative, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 19 days
University rank #60 (ARWU) Aarhus, Denmark
The Expertise, Trust and Narrative course at Aarhus University contributes to the international dimension of the degree programme and improves the students’ understanding of the academic profile of their degree programme in relation to the humanities as a whole.
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Concerns have been expressed about growing mistrust of scientific expertise in areas such as immunization and climate policy. Taking a cultural and communicative approach, this Expertise, Trust and Narrative course at Aarhus University will help you gain theoretical insights into the communication of trust in and mistrust of scientific expertise in various media forms, as well as skills in critically analyzing discourses and narratives in communication where trust may be at stake.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 19 days
    • Duration description

      6 July - 24 July

  • Credits
    10 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • In this course, you will gain skills and experience in identifying and analyzing instances where expertise is challenged, where you characterize the instances in relation to relevant empirical and theoretical literature. 
  • You will also learn how to characterize how and why public trust is affected by this development, and gain skills in analyzing how trustworthiness and knowledge are communicated in science narratives and personal narratives, using relevant theories and methods of analysis.


Antoinette Mary Fage-Butler

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Course specific:

  • To apply for the course you must either be enrolled in a bachelor's degree, have a bachelor's degree or have passed a qualifying entry examination.    
  • Exchange Students: nomination from your home university
  • Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1373 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1373 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 19 days.
  • EU/EEA

    824 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 824 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 19 days.
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Exchange students: No Fee 

Living costs for Aarhus

  • 6639 - 10060 DKK/month
    Living Costs

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