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.

Click HERE for further information about domestic admission.

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

EURO2003 European Union: Policies, Institutions and Challenges 

EURO3001 Uniting Europe: history, politics, theory

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

 

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

GERM3046 German Cinema

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 Ancient Greek Minor

Advanced Arabic Minor

Advanced French Studies Minor

Advanced German Studies Minor

Advanced Hispanic Culture Minor

Advanced Hispanic Linguistics Minor

Advanced Hispanic Studies Specialisation

Advanced Italian Studies Minor

Advanced Latin Minor

Advanced Persian Minor

Advanced Spanish Studies Minor

Advanced Studies Minor

American Studies Minor

Ancient Greek Major

Ancient Greek Minor

Ancient History Major

Ancient History Minor

Anthropology Major

Anthropology Minor

ANU Leadership and Research Minor

Applied Linguistics Minor

Arabic Major

Arabic Minor

Archaeology Major

Archaeology Minor

Art History Major

Art History Minor

Art Theory Major

Art Theory Minor

Asian Art History Minor

Asian Studies Major

Asian Studies Minor

Australian Indigenous Studies Major

Australian Indigenous Studies Minor

Australian Politics Minor

Biological Anthropology Major

Biological Anthropology Minor

Chinese Language Major

Chinese Language Minor

Classical Chinese Minor

Climate Science and Policy Minor

Comparative Politics Minor

Contemporary Europe Major

Contemporary Europe Minor

Criminology Major

Criminology Minor

Demography Minor

Development Studies Major

Development Studies Minor

Digital Humanities Major

Digital Humanities Minor

Economic Studies Major

Economic Studies Minor

English Major

English Minor

Environmental Policy Minor

Environmental Studies Major

Environmental Studies Minor

European History Major

European History Minor

Film Minor

Forensic Anthropology Minor

Forensic Linguistics Minor

French Language and Culture Major

French Language and Culture Minor

Gender and Sexuality Minor

Gender, Sexuality and Culture Major

Geography Major

Geography Minor

German Language and Culture Major

German Language and Culture Minor

Health, Medicine and the Body Minor

Heritage and Museum Studies Minor

Hindi Language Major

Hindi Language Minor

History Major

History Minor

Human Ecology Minor

Human Evolutionary Biology Major

Human Evolutionary Biology Minor

Human Rights Major

Human Rights Minor

Indonesian Language Major

Indonesian Language Minor

International Communication Major

International Communication Minor

International Relations Major

International Relations Minor

Italian Language and Culture Major

Italian Language and Culture Minor

Japanese Language Major

Japanese Language Minor

Korean Language Major

Korean Language Minor

Latin American Studies Major

Latin American Studies Minor

Latin Major

Latin Minor

Linguistics Major

Linguistics Minor

Mathematics Major

Mathematics Minor

Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies Major

Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies Minor

Music Major

Music Minor

Music Technology Minor

Pacific Studies Major

Pacific Studies Minor

Persian Major

Persian Minor

Philosophy and Science Minor

Philosophy Major

Philosophy Minor

Political Science Major

Political Science Minor

Political Theory Minor

Popular Music

Psychology Major

Russian Minor

Sanskrit Language Major

Sanskrit Language Minor

Social Psychology Minor

Social Research Methods Minor

Sociology Major

Sociology Minor

Spanish Major

Spanish Minor

Sustainable Development Minor

Thai Language Major

Thai Language Minor

Vietnamese Language Major

Vietnamese Language Minor

Visual Arts Practice Minor

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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