single degree

Bachelor of European Studies

A single three year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

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  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements

Can you see yourself bustling to work through the streets of Paris, Glasgow, Munich, London, Madrid or Norway? If you are interested in the social, political and cultural structure of contemporary Europe - this program is for you.

The Bachelor of European Studies focuses on the foundations of modern Europe, bearing in mind its long history and how this has shaped contemporary European societies. It also considers the innovative aspects of recent developments, particularly the possibilities for cooperation and unity as well as the tensions between diverse traditions.

You will study a European language and travel to Europe for ‘in-country’ study at a partner institution. With our flexible program you can also extend your chosen language subject into a major.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates may find work in policy development, government, private business, foreign affairs, tourism, trade, and many other fields.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

1. Understand and evaluate historical and current events and developments that have shaped Europe,

2. Identify and critique the contemporary socio-cultural and political systems of Europe,

3. Analyse current debates relating to regional cooperation and unity in the context of tensions in traditions,

4. Analyse the global significance of events and developments in Europe, and

5. Communicate in a European language. 

Admission Requirements

Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications:

• An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR
• A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma, Graduate Certificate or international equivalent; OR
• At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution or international equivalent; OR
• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

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More information about ATAR requirements for individual programs can be found HERE.

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The table below is a guide to the entry level required for domestic applicants. Exact entry level will be set at time of offer.

Domestic applicant entry requirements

Queensland Band equivalents are a guide only - selection is made on an ATAR equivalent that is not available to students.

International applicant entry requirements

International applicants may view further information on admissions requirements at Entry Requirements for International Undergraduate Applicants

The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs as required.

ATAR:
80
QLD Band:
10
International Baccalaureate:
28

Bonus Points

ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. 

Bonus points are applied to Bachelor degree applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded. Academic bonus points do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.

Visit the ANU Bonus Points website for futher information.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$35,904.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of European Studies requires completion of 144 units, of which:

A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

The 144 units must include:

24 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

EURO1004 Europe in the Modern Era
EURO2012 Uniting Europe: history, politics, theory
EURO3002 Comparative European Politics
HIST1214 Clash of Empires: 1450 to the Present

 
12 units from completion of European History courses from the following list:

HIST2133 Human Variations and Racism in Western Culture, c. 1450-1950
HIST2136 World at War, 1939-1945
HIST2141 The Cold War: 1945-1989
HIST2205 Europe and the Atlantic World, c.1492–1776.
HIST2213 Real Men: Masculinities in Western History
HIST2214 The Great War, 1914-1918
HIST2219 Tudor-Stuart England, c.1485-1714: Politics, Society and Culture
HIST2221 The Birth of Modernity: Britain 1688-1848
HIST2223 The French Revolution and Napoleon
HIST2226 Nazi Germany
HIST2228 Enlightenment Worlds
HIST2238 Human Rights in History 
HIST2240 Democracy and Dissent: Europe Since 1945
HIST2220 Medieval History
HIST2242 The Soviet Union
 

12 units from completion of Contemporary Europe courses from the following list:

BUSI2034 Dynamics of European Business 
ENGL2101 Modern European Theatre
GERM2020 Postwar German Society
LING2022 Language Policy and Language Politics
MEAS2001 New States of Eurasia: Emerging Issues in Politics and Security
MEAS2002 Turkish History: Ottoman State to Modern Turkey
MEAS2003 Modern Turkey: History, Culture and Regional Relations
PHIL2059 Love Death and Freedom (20th Century French Phenomenology)
POLS2025 Politics in Britain
POLS2069 Politics in Russia
SOCY2055 Social Inequality in Comparative Perspective
 

Either:

48 units from completion of one of the following language majors 

French Language and Culture
German Language and Culture
Italian Language and Culture
Spanish
 

Or

24 units from completion of one of the following language minors 

French Language and Culture
German Language and Culture
Italian Language and Culture
Russian
Spanish
 

24 units from completion of one of the following:

an in-country study abroad component/exchange in the same language as the minor
Internship undertaken in the same language as the minor

Or

24 units from completion of one of the following advanced language minors: 

Advanced French Studies
Advanced German Studies
Advanced Italian Studies
Advanced Spanish Studies
 

24 units from completion of courses from any of the following majors and minors:

Advanced French Studies Minor
Advanced German Studies Minor
Advanced Italian Studies Minor
Advanced Spanish Studies Minor
Advanced Studies Minor
Ancient Greek Major
Ancient History Major
ANU Leadership and Research Minor
Art History and Theory Major
Contemporary Europe Major
Demography Minor
Digital Humanities Major
Economic Studies Major
English Major
Environmental Studies Major
Film Minor
French Language and Culture Major
Gender, Sexuality and Culture Major
German Language and Culture Major
Heritage and Museum Studies Minor
History Major
International Communication Major
International Relations Major
Italian Language and Culture Major
Latin Major
Music Major
Music Technology Major
Philosophy Major
Political Science Major
Russian Minor
Social Research Methods Minor
Sociology Major
Spanish Major
War Studies Major
 

48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

Honours

For information about honours, please see Bachelor of European Studies (Honours)

Majors

Minors

Specialisations

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units HIST1214 Clash of Empires: 1450 to the Present 6 units Language Minor Course 6 units ANU Elective Course 6 units ANU Elective Course 6 units
EURO1004 Europe in the Modern Era 6 units Language Minor Course 6 units Contemporary Europe Course 6 units ANU Elective Course 6 units
Year 2 48 units EURO2003 Language Minor Course 6 units European History Course 6 units ANU Elective Course 6 units
Internship 24 units - - -
Year 3 48 units European History Course 6 units Language Minor Course 6 units ANU Elective Course 6 units ANU Elective Course 6 units
EURO3001 Contemporary Europe Course 6 units ANU Elective Course 6 units ANU Elective Course 6 units

Single degree

Three years full time (144 units) - four courses per semester (24 units)
A Maximum of 60 units of 1000 level courses
Either:
•    A Contemporary Europe major (48 units)
Or
•     A European History major (48 units)
One of the following language minors (24 units)
•    Advanced French Studies
•    Advanced German Studies
•    Advanced Italian Studies
•    Advanced Spanish Studies
•    French Language and Culture
•    German Language and Culture
•    Italian Language and Culture
•    Russian
•    Spanish Language and Culture
•    Turkish
Completion of approved courses taken at a European partner institution (24 units)
Eight electives courses from across the ANU (48 units)

Double degree

•    This degree requires 96 units
•    A maximum of 36 units of 1000 level courses
Either:
•    A Contemporary Europe major (48 units)
Or
•     A European History major (48 units)
One of the following language minors (24 units)
•    Advanced French Studies
•    Advanced German Studies
•    Advanced Italian Studies
•    Advanced Spanish Studies
•    French Language and Culture
•    German Language and Culture
•    Italian Language and Culture
•    Russian
•    Spanish Language and Culture
•    Turkish
Completion of approved courses taken at a European partner institution (24 units)

About this degree

Single degree
In a Bachelor of European Studies degree program you will study a total of 144 units. Typically you will take 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) as a full time student giving you a total of 24 (6-unit) courses across your whole degree.
You'll need to take either the Contemporary Europe major or the European History (8 courses), one langauge minor (from the designated list) (4 courses) and an approved exchange at a partner institution (4 courses). You'll also get to choose eight electives from courses right across ANU. You can use these electives to try a range of courses or to take a major or minor in a non-Arts subject.

Double degree
In a Bachelor of European Studies degree program you will study a total of 96 units. Typically you will take 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) as a full time student giving you a total of 16 courses across your whole degree. However, for each semester you are likely to take 2 courses from your Bachelor of European Studies degree and then 2 courses from the other half of your double degree – still a total of 4 courses a semester.
You'll need to take either the Contemporary Europe major or the European History (8 courses), one language minor (from the designated list) (4 courses) and an approved exchange at a partner institution (4 courses).

Enrolment Status

While it's possible to enrol in fewer courses per semester, which is called studying part-time, it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be full-time.
•    A course (usually 6 units) can only be counted towards one major or minor.
•    You need to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester.
•    You can’t study more than four courses (24 units) per semester, eight for the year.
•    You need to enrol in courses for your chosen major
•    You need to enrol in courses for your chosen language minor
You may take 1000-level courses later in your program. But remember you can’t count more than ten 1000-level courses (60 units) towards your single degree or six 1000-level courses (36 units) towards your Bachelor of European Studies half of the double degree

Important things to keep in mind when choosing your 1000-level courses

When you enrol for the first time you will study ‘1000-level’ courses. These courses have ‘1’ as the first number in their course code, such as ARTS1234.

Majors and Minors

See available majors and minors for this program

You need to choose two 1000-level courses for your chosen major:
For the Contemporary Europe major
 •    EURO1004 – Europe in the Modern Era: Foundations of International Relations in First Semester
And one of the following:
•    PHIL 1004 –  Fundamental Ideas in Philosophy in First Semester
•    POLS1005 - Introduction to International Relations:  Foundations and Concepts in First Semester
•    SOCY1002 - Self and Society in First Semester
 
For the European History major
•    EURO1004 – Europe in the Modern Era: Foundations of International Relations in First Semester
•    HIST1209 Terror to Terrorism: A History in Second Semester

Electives

Single Degree
While you only need to enrol in courses for one major, one minor and one exchange (24 units) , you can use your electives to enrol in 1000-level courses for other Arts majors or minors. That way you keep your options open. Once you've selected courses for the major you should choose electives to make up the balance of your courses.

Study Options

Bachelor of European Studies - Single Degree

This is a typical study pattern for the first year of a student undertaking a Bachelor of European Studies.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units Major 1000 level Course 6 units Minor 1000 level Course 6 units Elective 1000 level Course 6 units Elective 1000 level Course 6 units
Major 1000 level Course 6 units Minor 1000 level Course 6 units Elective 1000 level Course 6 units Elective 1000 level Course 6 units

Bachelor of European Studies - Double Degree

Study Options

Year 1 48 units Major 1000 level Course 6 units Minor 1000 level Course 6 units Degree B 6 units Degree B 6 units
Major 1000 level Course 6 units Minor 1000 level Course 6 units Degree B 6 units Degree B 6 units

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