• For Entry: September
  • Duration: 4 years
  • School: Humanities
  • Study Abroad: Yes
  • Study Mode: Full Time

By taking European Studies you will look at the forces which have moulded Europe and which will influence its, and your, future.

You live and you will work in a new political, social and economic environment shaped by the Europe of the twenty-first century. Yours is a society in which national boundaries within Europe are becoming increasingly fluid, and in years to come there will be much lively debate about future directions.

European Studies at Dundee is part of the European Institute for Security and Justice, a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence that is co-funded by the European Union.

Our degree programme has many distinctive features with regards to module combinations and specialisations and we have been commended for our strong interdisciplinary approach. During your studies you will have opportunities to combine perspectives from economists, geographers, historians, linguists, philosophers, cultural study specialists, as well as political analysts.

We will give you the historical background, but you will also look at issues that matter in Europe now, such as integration, migration, cultural identity, economic policy and governance.

The focus of our core courses is Europe-wide, including Russia, and the wide range of optional modules allows you to specialise. You can choose from a wide range of additional modules from other Humanities subejcts and related fields.

Combined studies

You can combine your joint Honours European Studies degree with the study of French, German or Spanish should you wish to do so. (A range of other languages are also available as additional modules.)

Or you can take our degree MA European Studies and European Languages & Culture, which allows you to study 2 languages from French, German or Spanish (one of which could be taken as a beginner from Level 1).

Erasmus Exchanges

As a European Studies student, you will be particularly encouraged to go on an Erasmus exchange to one of our partner universities in Europe.

Field trips

You will have the opportunity to take part in field trips to European organisations in particular to Brussels and/or Strasbourg.

Studying European Studies and International Relations at the University of Dundee was one of my wisest choices in life. The quality of the course, its contemporary applicability and the flexibility to develop your personal interest is what made me feel prepared about my future.

Anna Dimitrova
MA European Studies and International Relations (2012)

The following are the minimum, up-to-date entry requirements.

Courses starting 2017
Qualification Level 1 Entry Advanced Entry to Level 2
SQA Higher/Advanced Higher BBBB (minimum) - AABB (typical) at Higher.
For Joint Honours degrees, please also check essential subject requirements for the Joint Honours subject.
AB at Advanced Higher, plus BB at Higher in different subjects.
For Joint Honours degrees, please also check essential subject requirements for the Joint Honours subject.
GCE A-Level BCC (minimum) - BBB (typical) at A-Level.
For Joint Honours degrees, please also check essential subject requirements for the Joint Honours subject.
ABB at A-Level.
For Joint Honours degrees, please also check essential subject requirements for the Joint Honours subject.
Irish Leaving Certificate (ILC) AABB at Higher Level.
For Joint Honours degrees, please also check essential subject requirements for the Joint Honours subject.
Level 2 entry is not possible with this qualification
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 30 points at Higher Level grades 5, 5, 5.
For Joint Honours degrees, please also check essential subject requirements for the Joint Honours subject.
A combination of IB Certificate plus other qualifications, such as A-Levels, Advanced Placement Tests or the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP), will also be considered.
34 points at Higher Level grades 6, 6, 5.
For Joint Honours degrees, please also check essential subject requirements for the Joint Honours subject.
Graduate Entry
BTEC A relevant BTEC Extended Diploma with DDD
SQA Higher National (HNC/HND) A relevant HNC with grade B in the Graded Unit A relevant HND with grade BB in the Graded Units
Scottish Baccalaureate Pass with CC at Advanced Higher Pass with CC at Advanced Higher
SWAP Access Relevant subjects with ABB grades to include English Literature/Language at SCQF Level 6 and Communication 4 plus Literature 1 Level 2 entry is not possible with this qualification
Advanced Diploma Grade B with ASL-A Level at B Grade A with ASL-A Level at B
Welsh Baccalaureate Pass with A Levels at BB Pass with A Levels at AA
European Baccalaureate 70% overall 75% overall
Other Qualifications
Notes

 EU and International qualifications



English Language Requirement

For non EU students

IELTS Overall 6.0
Listening 5.5
Reading 5.5
Writing 6.0
Speaking 5.5

 Equivalent grades from other test providers

 

English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.

 Discover our English Language Programmes

What you will study

Level 1 entry

With highers, A-levels, Irish Leaving certificate, IB Diploma, HNC, etc

Level 1

6 courses from 2-4 subject areas.

For MA (Hons) Liberal Arts, 6 courses, from up to 6 subject areas.

Advanced entry (to level 2)

With advanced highers, A-levels, IB diploma, HND, etc

Level 2

6 courses from 2-4 subject areas.

For MA (Hons) Liberal Arts, 6 courses, from up to 6 subject areas.

Level 3

4 courses from 1 (single Honours) or 2 (joint Honours) subject areas.

For MA (Hons) Liberal Arts, 4 courses, from up to 4 subject areas.

Graduate

With MA Arts & Social Sciences (without Honours)

Level 4

4 courses from 1 (single Honours) or 2 (joint Honours) subject areas.

For MA (Hons) Liberal Arts, 4 courses, from up to 4 subject areas.

Graduate

With named MA [Honours] Degree

What you will study - European Studies with a Foreign Language

Honours Degree

An honours degree normally takes four years, full time, you study levels 1-4, as described below.

Advanced Entry Honours Degree

It is possible to study for most of our honours degrees in three years if you have the required grades and subjects as listed in the Entry Requirements section. You study levels 2-4 below. There are definite advantages to considering this route as the time needed to study is reduced by one year which enables you to start working and earning earlier.

Typical Degree Programme

Level 1

Students take six modules, typically including:

*Please note: There are two languages streams in French, German and Spanish: one for those with a Higher or an A-Level; the other for complete or near beginners.

Level 2

Students take six modules, typically including:

Level 3

Students take four modules, typically including at least one of:

Plus

Alternatively, the whole or part of Level 3 can be spent studying at a partner university in Denmark, France, Germany, Poland, Spain or Turkey.

Level 4

Students take four modules, typically including at least one of:

Plus

What you will study - European Studies without a Foreign Language

Honours Degree

An honours degree normally takes four years, full time, you study levels 1-4, as described below.

Advanced Entry Honours Degree

It is possible to study for most of our honours degrees in three years if you have the required grades and subjects as listed in the Entry Requirements section. You study levels 2-4 below. There are definite advantages to considering this route as the time needed to study is reduced by one year which enables you to start working and earning earlier.

Typical Degree Programme

Level 1

Students take six modules, typically including:

Level 2

Students take six modules, typically including:

Level 3

Students take four modules, typically including at least one of:

Plus

Alternatively, the whole or part of Level 3 can be spent studying at a partner university in Denmark, France, Germany, Poland, Spain or Turkey.

Level 4

Students take four modules, typically including at least one of:

Plus

What you will study - European Studies and European Languages & Culture

Honours Degree

An honours degree normally takes four years, full time, you study levels 1-4, as described below.

Advanced Entry Honours Degree

It is possible to study for most of our honours degrees in three years if you have the required grades and subjects as listed in the Entry Requirements section. You study levels 2-4 below. There are definite advantages to considering this route as the time needed to study is reduced by one year which enables you to start working and earning earlier.

Typical Degree Programme

Level 1

Students take six modules, typically including:

*Please note: There are two languages streams in French, German and Spanish: one for those with a Higher or an A-Level; the other for complete or near beginners. Only one language can be taken from beginners level.

Level 2

Students take six modules, typically including:

Level 3

Students take four modules, typically including at least one of:

Plus

Alternatively, the whole or part of Level 3 can be spent studying at a partner university in Denmark, France, Germany, Poland, Spain or Turkey.

Level 4

Students take four modules, typically including at least one of:

Plus

How you will be taught

The teaching and assessment methods vary between Levels. Initially the teaching is mainly lectures, where we will introduce a topic to you; you will be asked to find out more about the topic, and you will discuss the lectures and your own findings in tutorials.

As you deepen your understanding, the focus moves to seminars in which you will play a leading part by introducing your own research. At all stages we encourage teamwork in small groups.

How you will be assessed

At all Levels exam and continuous assessment marks are combined to arrive at your final grade. For continuous assessment at Levels 1 and 2, you usually write essays on topics chosen by your tutor, but by the time you are in Levels 3 and 4 you will often tackle projects and presentations on subjects of your own choice.

As a European Studies graduate, you will have gained a range of transferable skills during your studies including skills in research, written and oral presentation, and intercultural communication and mediation.

Our graduates work in a range of areas including education, archives, politics, government services, journalism, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and European Union bodies, with some starting their own business.

The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.

 Find out more about fee status

Fee categoryFees for students starting 2016/17
Scottish and EU students £1,820 per year of study
Rest of UK students £9,000 per year, for a maximum of 3 years, even if you are studying a four year degree. See our scholarships for rest of UK applicants.
Overseas students (non-EU) £12,950 per year of study. See our scholarships for international applicants.
Fee categoryFees for students starting 2017/18
Scottish and EU students £1,820 per year of study (for Sept 2016 entry). Fees for September 2017 will be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2017.
Rest of UK students £9,250 per year, for a maximum of 3 years, even if you are studying a four year degree. See our scholarships for rest of UK applicants.
Overseas students (non-EU) £14,950 per year of study. See our scholarships for international applicants.

Scottish and EU students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish Government.

Rest of the UK students can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loans Company.

Tuition fees for Overseas (non-EU) students are guaranteed for the length of your course. This means that the tuition fee you pay in your first year (shown above) is the same fee you will pay for each year of your course. We guarantee that this will not increase while you are studying with us. The only exceptions to this are our MBChB Medicine, BSc Medical Sciences and BDS Dentistry degrees which charge a different tuition for the clinical years.



  Degree UCAS Code KIS Data
Apply NowEuropean Studies MA (Hons)R800
Apply NowEuropean Studies and European Languages & Culture MARR89
Apply NowEuropean Studies and Geography MALR78
Apply NowEuropean Studies and History MARV81
Apply NowEuropean Studies and International Relations MALR28
Apply NowEuropean Studies and Philosophy MARV85
Apply NowEuropean Studies and Psychology MACR88
Apply NowEuropean Studies with French MA (Hons)R801
Apply NowEuropean Studies with German MA (Hons)R802
Apply NowEuropean Studies with Spanish MA (Hons)R804