Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in European Studies
Type of Qualification:
Honours Bachelor Degree
Field of Study
Computer Use,Political Science and civics
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)
For year three of this four year course, you will spend two semesters on work placement or at one of our partner universities in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Poland or Spain, improving your language skills and experiencing the culture and atmosphere of a foreign country as part of the European Erasmus academic exchange programme, 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: 180
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
Dr David Irwin ( Head of Department ) + 353 1 4042302 email
Department phone extensions: + 353 1 404 2300 / 2333 / 2305 / 2306 / 2307 - Fax: + 353 1 4042304
Please visit the Dept of Humanities / European Studies
3 Distinctions, Languages and European Studies (ELESX), Cultural and Heritage Studies (ECHSX), Liberal Studues Certificate (ELAXX), Tourism (DTXXX), Print Journalism (EPJXX), International Trade (BBSIT).
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Semester 1Personal Productivity and IT
European Cultural Sociology 1
European History 1
European Business 2
Introduction to Politics 1
English as a Foreign Language
Semester 2Economics One
European Cultural Sociology 2
European History 2
The European Union
Semester 3European Literature & Society 1
European Cultural Sociology 3
Totalitarianism in Europe 1 : 1919-1945
Semester 4European Cultural Sociology 4
European Literature & Society 2
European Union Law
Semester 5Semester Abroad
Semester 6Semester Abroad
Semester 7Global Business
Irish Literature & Identity
French Literature and Society
Spanish Literature and Society
German Literature and Society
European Economics 1
Semester 8Marketing Across Cultures
Spanish Literature & Society
Integrated Marketing Comm
European Economics 2
Lang Study: Euro Lit & Soc Ita
German Literature and Society
Contrmp Representation of Irl
French Literature & Society