Undergraduate study in European Studies

What you can study in European Studies

European Studies allows you to bring together courses from different subjects that share a focus on Europe.

You can choose from three streams within European Studies: European Cultures and Languages; European History and Politics; and Medieval and Early Modern European Studies.

In addition to courses in European languages and cultures, you can choose courses from Art History, Ancient History and Classical Studies, History, Politics and International Relations, Philosophy and Theological and Religious Studies.

Structuring your major in European Studies

You can take a major in European Studies as one of your two BA majors (a double major). You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.


Explore the undergraduate courses you can take as part of a major in European Studies. You would normally take Stage I courses in your first year, Stage II in your second and Stage III in your third.

Required courses

You must pass the following courses as part of the European Studies major:

  • EUROPEAN 100
  • There are three groups of courses in the European Studies major. You must include courses from at least two different groups at Stage III.

Scholarships and awards

Help and advice

Our friendly staff will provide you with advice on planning your degree and enrolling in your courses at Student Hubs.

If you would like to find out more about studying European Studies, you can contact our Undergraduate Adviser.