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Social Sciences

Politics & International Relations

BA European Cultures & Society

3 years

€0 pa

Programme profile

This is a unique interdisciplinary study programme. Throughout the programme, students are introduced to a wide range of topics and disciplines that are presented from several perspectives in order to enable them to understand European issues and to improve their problem solving skills. These topics are then implemented in the development of projects in areas such as Research, Journalism, Art and Scenography or Entrepreneurship. Students also get the chance to improve their language skills and intercultural communication competencies by taking language courses in the university and through a mandatory semester abroad.

The main goal of the programme is to provide students with the opportunity to earn a recognised degree that will allow them to make a difference in the world. After completing the programme, students will be informed on how to deal with the practical challenges of their future careers within the framework of the European Union values.

Programme content

Students are introduced to a wide range of topics and disciplines, presented from several perspectives, to enable them to understand European issues and improve their problem solving skills.

Introduction phase:
-Topics and Disciplines covers an introduction to how Europe is portrayed and discussed in cultural studies and social sciences.
- Doing Europe focuses on research methods and provides an introduction to the project fields of research, journalism, entrepreneurship, and art and scenography, in which students might later apply for practical training and job opportunities.

Development phase:
From the 3rd semester students choose one of two focus topics: either European Cultures or European Society and focus mainly on this  topic, while still maintaining some contact with the other. Within the chosen focus students deepen their academic knowledge in the area “Topics and Disciplines,” as well as their practical abilities in the area “Doing Europe” by expanding their skills in research methods and implementing their knowledge in one of the project fields. 

In the 4th and 5th semester students deepen their knowledge through the interdisciplinary approach to current problems and debates related to European Cultures or Society.

These semesters are organized so as to make it easier for students to attend language courses offered by the university's Language Centre, and to complete a semester abroad.

The 6th semester is mainly dedicated to writing the Bachelor’s thesis


The university offers related Masters programmes, entirely taught in English, in the following areas:

European Studies

Entry Requirements

Four A-Levels or three A-Levels plus one GCSE.

Subjects to include a) a foreign language, b) mathematics or one of the natural sciences (biology, chemistry, or physics) and c) a subject that corresponds to the topics available in this degree programme

Six passes at Leaving Certificate, inc 2 x H5, Subjects to include two foreign languages and Maths (minimum grade H5)




15 May

15 July