Christensen Mai, Jessen Helle, Hee Rømer Jeppe, Panduro Nim Cathrine, Chung Jacinta, Flyckt Steen Sheila & Houmann Simon

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This study examines how university students develop capital throughout academic education. Moreover, the study investigates how society influences the capital of the students. The project discusses the theory of Pierre Bourdieu according to his sociological study Homo Academicus. Capital, habitus and downclassing are examples of some of the terms he employs. The terms are used in relation to the empirical data, which consists of study programs, a scientific article and an investigation of the master graduates. The study separates the traditional university from the modern university by focusing on University of Copenhagen (KU), Roskilde University (RUC) and Aalborg University (AAU). The different working methods such as group work, business cooperation and lectures provide social, cultural and academic capital respectively. At last the study concludes that students earn different kinds of capital according to which university they attend. Due to the rise in the number of graduates and the downclassing of the university field, it is no longer enough to just possess academic capital. The students need social and cultural capital to stand out from the crowd.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato15 jan. 2014
VejledereRisbjerg Eskildsen Kasper


  • Universitetsstuderende