We live and in a new political, social and economic environment shaped by the Europe of the twenty-first century; 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.

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

All our European Studies degrees are combined with at least one other subject, and can be studied with two, one or no languages.

We have distinctive features to our undergraduate degree, with regards to module combinations and specialisations. 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 subjects and related fields. 

We have a range of European Studies degree combinations to suit your interests, all taught as part of our distinctive Scottish undergraduate MA degree.

 

ES and European Languages & Culture

MA European Studies and European Languages & Culture

Study European Studies, with two languages from French, German or Spanish. There are two streams in each languages: one for those with a Higher or an A-Level; the other for complete or near beginners, so you can start a new language.

Find our more on the European Studies course page

ES with one language

MA European Studies with one language

Study Joint Honours European Studies, with one language from French, German or Spanish. 

There are two streams in each language: one for those with a Higher or an A-Level; the other for complete or near beginners, so you can start a language from scratch.

Combine one of:

  • Economics
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology

with European Studies and one of:

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Find our more on the European Studies course page

ES without a language

MA European Studies without a language

Study Joint Honours European Studies, with another subject of your choice.

Apply to named degree MA European Studies and one of:

  • Economics
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology

In your first and second years you can also study from a range of other modules across all our MA degree subjects.

Find our more on the European Studies course page