Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in European Studies
Type of Qualification:
Honours Bachelor Degree
Field of Study
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Type of Study:
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About the Course
The European Studies Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree offers students an exciting and interesting range of modules which provide them with an understanding and appreciation of modern Europe and with the necessary skills to work in a wide variety of national, international and multinational organizations in Ireland and elsewhere in Europe. Specialising in one European language (French, German or Spanish), the course provides students with an indepth understanding of aspects of European history, politics, culture and business.
Is this course for you?
Yes – if you would like an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree (Level 8) in European Studies,which offers you lots of job opportunities
Yes – if you are interested in European society, culture, media and marketing
Yes – if you are interested in politics, history and economics
Yes – if you like learning foreign languages (French, German or Spanish, all offered from beginners’ level)
In year 3 of the Bachelor of Arts in European Studies you will spend a semester abroad as an intern in one of our many partner organisations. This is an exciting opportunity to improve your language competency, gain valuable work experience and enjoy a cultural experience that is funded by the European Commission.
Europe is part of Ireland’s success story. Travelling to Berlin, Paris, Barcelona, Munich, Madrid, or Brussels is a way of life for many Irish business people. It’s exciting and interesting, a fantastic experience. Competency in another European language equips you to enjoy the richness of other cultures and provides you with an added advantage in the jobs’ market. This is an opportunity not to be missed!
Course Code: TA021 - Level 8
Honours Bachelor Degree of Arts - European Studies
Length of course: 4 years
Recognised in Europe
Mature students welcome
Mature applicants (23 years of age) may not be required to meet the minimum entry requirements but may be considered on their merits.
Research opportunities at Post Graduate level
What do I Need?
Entry Requirements, Honours Bachelor Degree – European Studies
At least Grade C3 in two higher level papers and Grade D3 in four ordinary level papers in the Leaving Cert. The subjects must include either Irish or English.
No prior knowledge of a foreign language is required.
Recent minimum CAO points: 210
Points range of recent offers: 210-515
The BA (Hons) in European Studies is an arts degree which provides its graduates with key skills, giving them great flexibility in the job market both in Ireland and elsewhere in Europe. Would you like a career in the media or politics? Would you like a career in administration or management in one of the European institutions, such as the European Parliament or European Commission?
Or maybe you would like to work in the administrative, sales or marketing area of an Irish or multinational company, doing business with other European companies? Or perhaps a career in politics or local government administration appeals to you? With this degree you have a huge choice of possible future careers when you graduate – the list is endless.
How To Apply
Angela Feeney (Head of Department) Tel + 353 1 404 2302
Department phone extensions: + 353 1 404 2300 / 2333 / 2305 / 2306 / 2307 - Fax: + 353 1 4042304
3 Distinctions, Languages and European Studies (ELESX), Cultural and Heritage Studies (ECHSX), Liberal Studues Certificate (ELAXX), Tourism (DTXXX), Print Journalism (EPJXX), International Trade (BBSIT).
Please visit the Dept of Humanities / European Studies
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Semester 1European Cultural Sociology 1
Introduction to Politics 1
European Business 1
Learning to Learn at Third Level
European History 1
Semester 2Personal Productivity and IT
European Cultural Sociology 2
European History 2
European Business 2
Semester 3European Cultural Sociology 3
European Literature & Society 1
Totalitarianism in Europe 1 : 1919-1945
The European Union
Semester 4Development of European Politics
European Cultural Sociology 4
European Literature & Society 2
Totalitarianism in Europe 2: Eastern Europe 1945 - 1989
Semester 5Semester Abroad
Semester 7Global Business
European Tourism Policy
English as a Foreign Language
Spanish Literature and Society
German Literature and Society
French Literature and Society
Irish Literature & Identity
Semester 8English as a Foreign Language
European Union Law
German Literature and Society
Spanish Literature & Society
French Literature & Society
Applied Communications & Media