BSc in European Studies

General

Program Description

The BSc in European Studies analyses regional, national, and transnational structures and developments, introducing approaches from political science, cultural studies, history, and economics. The program is interdisciplinary and aims at providing the student with theoretical understanding, factual knowledge, and analytical abilities in four main areas: 

  • Politics and Institutions
  • Historical foundations of European integration
  • Regional development
  • International co-operation

As a graduate, you will be able to employ methods enabling you to independently generate, organize, report, and manage development projects with a regional, national, and/or European focus. You will furthermore be able to communicate the results to stakeholders, policymakers, and the broader public in general.

Why you should study European Studies

  • Interdisciplinary program
  • Small classes
  • Case-based teaching
  • Close contact with your lecturers
  • Diverse and international study environment
  • Opportunity to study or do an internship abroad
  • Taught by experts on the field
  • Broad opportunities for further education and career

The European Studies bachelor program includes a legal claim to access to the Master in Cultural Sociology at SDU.

Program structure

The program runs for a period of six semesters (3 years) and is set at 180 ECTS.

At the university, we use ECTS credits for measuring study programs, and 60 ECTS credits are the equivalent of a full year of study.

Study abroad OR project-based course (internship) is possible in the 5th semester.

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Career opportunities with education in European Studies

It is expected that the demand for well-qualified candidates with knowledge in regional, European, and international issues will be increasing. There will be possibilities for employment in areas such as:

  • Public administration and business organizations at a regional, national, and international level
  • Consultancies, NGO’s, development agencies, and advocacy groups
  • Institutions within research and education

Graduates will be able to find employment in European and international institutions dealing with European or transnational problems, for example:

  • The European Union, the Council of Europe, OECD, OSCE, Interpol
  • Embassies and permanent representations, state administration, and subnational authorities
  • Amnesty International, Transparency International, Oxfam

Further education

The European Studies bachelor program includes a legal claim to access to the Master in Cultural Sociology at SDU.

There are also other master's programs to choose from at SDU.

As a graduate of social sciences, you will generally have greater opportunities for finding jobs, than if you choose to stop after your bachelor’s program.

Last updated Oct 2020

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