This is an American degree, four years in length.
The European Studies major explores the distinctive character and culture of Europe in three areas:
- European history and politics
- Commerce and communications
- European arts and expression
This is a multi-disciplinary programme that will encourage you to relate and integrate the different strands of the degree to gain an overview of the nature of Europe.
The course is aimed at students with international interests and awareness, who are seeking to become global citizens.
Proficiency in one of the major Western European languages (French, German, Italian or Spanish) is required.
Why should I choose this programme?
Europe is a major area of political, economic and cultural activity, with a rich cultural heritage, now engaging with new emerging powers in Asia and Latin America.
You will become familiar with the distinctive features of Europe’s history and politics, its commerce and media, and its contribution to the arts, literature and ideas.
Europeans and non-Europeans alike will gain insight from this programme.
Key skills, aims and objectives
- Critical-thinking skills
- Analytical skills
- Effective oral and written communication skills
- Awareness of the roots of cultures
- Awareness of how peoples and their institutions work
- Competency in research methods
You will gain a range of transferrable skills, developed across a variety of subject areas.
You will have the potential for a stimulating careers in fields such as government departments and agencies, international organisations, international business, journalism, media and the arts, the not-for-profit sector and law.