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What will I learn?

Why is this course for me?

European Studies examines the significance of Europe through history, languages, literatures and cultures, focusing on processes of change, including migration, war and integration. Students study one language: French*, German, Italian or Spanish, and will develop their language skills and spend at least one semester at a partner European university, in their third year.

Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

  • Business Consultancy
  • Diplomatic Service
  • European Commission
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • NGOs
  • Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations
  • Radio/TV Producer
  • Translating and Interpreting

What Will I Study

First Year

Approaches to European Studies 1
Modern Europe
Rome to Renaissance: Medieval Europe
German History on Screen
Renaissance Italy
French Fictions
Language modules

Second Year

Approaches to European Studies 2
Islam & Christianity
Early Modern Europe
The Cinema of Almodovar
The Enlightenment: An Introduction
Post-War: Europe since 1945
Radical Thinkers
Intercultural Communication
Language modules

Third and Fourth Year

Transcultural Encounters
Weaponizing the Word: Media and Conflict in Pre-Industrial Europe
Italian Women Writers
Environment and Power in Modern Russia
Versailles: Power, Politics, and Spectacle
The First World War
Genocide and Mass Violence
Language modules
Internship

International Study Opportunities

Students will spend part of their third year abroad with opportunities available in universities across Europe.

Which department am I in?

UCD College of Arts and Humanities

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
€19,900.00 (US$ 20,763) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

UCD College of Arts and Humanities

Room A108,

Newman Building,

BELFIELD,

Dublin,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have normal requirement is a second class honours degree, grade one (2:1), or the international equivalent. Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by Princeton University: A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475 +; a minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (iBT) with a score of at least 20 in each section; Cambridge Examinations: English language examinations administered by the University of Cambridge: 180+ on Cambridge English scale (with no less than 175 in each skill and use of English); Acceptable Examinations: Proficiency Certificate, Grade C (i.e. CEFR Level C1 or C2); Advanced Certificate, Grade C (i.e. CEFR Level C1 or C2); First Certificate, Grade A (i.e. CEFR Level C1); Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item of both skills profiles.

For international students

There are minimum entry requirements that all applicants, applying based on school leaving results, must meet.

Leaving Certificate: O6/H7 in English, Irish, a third language and three other recognized subjects.

In order to study French, we strongly recommend that you have a H4 or higher at Leaving Certificate level.

IELTS - An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version;

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (iBT) with no less than 21 in writing and at least 19 in every other section;

English language examinations administered by the University of Cambridge: 176+ on Cambridge English scale (with no less than 169 in each skill and use of English), Acceptable Examinations:

Proficiency Certificate, Grade C (i.e. CEFR Level C1 or C2).

Advanced Certificate, Grade C (i.e. CEFR Level C1 or C2)

First Certificate, Grade A (i.e. CEFR Level C1)

Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.

Duolingo English Test (DET) - The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110 is required with at least 100 in each sub score. This test of English will be reviewed during 2021 and a decision taken as to whether it should continue to be acceptable.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University College Dublin

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  • Main campus in Belfield, 5km from Dublin city centre
  • 173rd best university in the world - 2022 QSWUR
  • Globally recognised for excellent teaching and learning
  • Scholarships available for international students

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