Why Study European Studies?
The Schools of History and Geography and Archaeology: The Human Environment anchor the European Studies pathway.
The course offers an integrated programme of study on contemporary Europe. It explores the processes of political, diplomatic, administrative, economic planning, and business decision-making in Europe. Analysis and interpretation of the complexities of contemporary European development are addressed through an evaluation of EU policies.
First Year European Studies looks at post-1945 Europe focussing on the development of the European Union as a new political and economic entity. Second Year offers, in addition to two core modules, a wide choice of options: Comparative European politics, EU institutions and policies, migration, economic and urban development and tourism.
In the Third Year, students attend a university in the country of their selected language. In the Fourth Year, students complete a research project on a topic relating to the country where they spent their Third Year. They also have the choice of a range of modules which deepens their understanding of contemporary European affairs.
In the Third Year students attend a university in the country of their selected language. In France: Rennes I and II; Paris III; Sciences Po; Lyon 3; Bordeaux III; Aix-en-Provence IEP. In Germany: Munich, Konstanz, and Bonn. In Austria: Innsbruck. In Italy: Siena, Florence, Perugia, and Bologna. In Spain: Santiago, Salamanca, Seville, and Cadiz.