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:
29

Adjustment Factors

ANU offers rank adjustments for a number of adjustment factors, including for high achievement in nationally strategic senior secondary subjects and for recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. Rank adjustments are applied to Bachelor degree applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedules, and no more than 15 points (maximum 5 subject/performance-based adjustments, maximum 10 equity-based adjustments and maximum 5 Elite Athlete adjustments) will be awarded. Subject and performance-based adjustments do not apply to programs with a minimum selection rank of 98 or higher. Visit the ANU Adjustment Factors website for further 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
$36,480.00

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
Screen Studies 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

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 EURO2012 Uniting Europe: history, politics, theory 6 units 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
EURO3002 Comparative European Politics 6 units Contemporary Europe Course 6 units ANU Elective Course 6 units ANU Elective Course 6 units

Single degree

This following information is to be read in conjunction with the program rules that are outlined on the “Study” tab.   Please always make sure that you refer to the program rules for the year that you commenced your program.

Bachelor of European Studies consists of 144 units. Most courses are worth 6 units each, with 48 units (8 courses) per year being the standard full-time load.

A course (usually 6 units) can only be counted towards one list such as in a major or minor or designated list. For example, you are not permitted to count POLS1005 towards the International Relations Major and the Human Rights Major.

For the Bachelor of European Studies you will need to complete:

  • Four compulsory courses (24 units)
  • Two European History courses from the designated list (12 units)
  • Two Contemporary Europe courses from the designated list (12 units)
  • One Language major from the designated list (48 units)
    or
    One language minor from the list (24 units) and an exchange/internship in the same language as the minor (24 units)
    or
    One advanced language minor from the designated list (24 units) and four courses from the designated majors and minor list (24 units)
  • Eight electives (48 units) from across the ANU

Please note that you are only permitted to count ten 1000-level courses (60 units) towards your program.

You are advised to complete a Program Plan for the Bachelor of European Studies. This will help you seek advice on your course choices, ensure you meet the program requirements and give you a plan that you can refer to for the duration of your program.




Double degree

This following information is to be read in conjunction with the program rules that are outlined on the “Study” tab.   Please always make sure that you refer to the program rules for the year that you commenced your program.

Bachelor of European Studies Double Degree program consists of 96 units. Most courses are worth 6 units each, with 48 units (8 courses) per year being the standard full-time load. During each semester you are likely to take two courses from your Bachelor of European Studies degree and another two courses from the other half of your double degree – making up a total of four courses per semester.

A course (usually 6 units) can only be counted towards one list such as in a major or minor or designated list. For example, you are not permitted to count POLS1005 towards the International Relations Major and the Human Rights Major.

You will need to complete:

  • Four compulsory courses (24 units)
  • Two European History courses from the designated list (12 units)
  • Two Contemporary Europe courses from the designated list (12 units)
  • One Language major from the designated list (48 units)
    or
    One language minor from the list (24 units) and an exchange/internship in the same language as the minor (24 units)
    or
    One advanced language minor from the designated list (24 units) and four courses from the designated majors and minor list (24 units)

Please note that you are only permitted to count six 1000-level courses (36 units) towards your degree.

You are advised to complete a Program Plan for the Bachelor of European Studies. This will help you seek advice on your course choices, ensure you meet the program requirements and give you a plan that you can refer to for the duration of your program.

Enrolment Status

While it is possible for domestic students to enrol in fewer than four 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.

First year students are not permitted to study more than four courses (24 units) per semester.

If you are beginning your program in Semester 1, you should enrol for all your courses for both Semester 1 and Semester 2 (8 courses for full time), so that you can plan your study year.




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. Whilst it is important to take 1000-level courses in your first year (so that you can meet the pre-requisites for later year courses) they also can be taken later in your program.

You can only count a maximum of 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.

In your first year you need to enrol in:

  • Following compulsory courses:
  • Courses for the Language major or minor.
  • Elective courses for students undertaking the single degree.

Electives

For students in the single degree, your electives (48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU) can be additional courses from your discipline (including the option of a major or minor) or courses from another ANU College. If you have an interest in another discipline, for example management, psychology or mathematics, then you should explore first year courses in your area of interest. In particular look at the majors and minors. These will give you an idea of the first year courses you can study.

If you are interested in undertaking a language and have prior knowledge/experience with that language you may need to undertake a placement test – you should check with the relevant language area for further details.




Study Options

Study Plan

Please refer to the "Study" tab.

Study Options

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Study Plan

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