Bachelor European Studies
The European Studies bachelor’s programme focusses on Europe’s current political, social and economic order as well as its historical development. Therefore, students acquire knowledge of the basic methodological principals in the fields of history, social sciences and economics along with an interdisciplinary approach. They also deepen their knowledge in one of these disciplines as their chosen area of focus. Consequently, the study programme offers an interdisciplinary approach, which enables the students to transfer knowledge and handle complex problems by applying a variety of systematic perspectives. By learning different approaches – particularly the historical and statistical – students get acquainted with various schools of thought and concepts to identify alternative methods as well as to communicate across prevalent scientific barriers.
The individual focus on one area of expertise enables the students to deepen their knowledge to work on more complex disciplinary issues and strengthen their profile. This becomes especially relevant when applying to a master’s degree.
In addition to these specific content-related and methodological study goals, a further transfer of knowledge is promoted through a compulsory internship. A semester abroad at one of our partner institutions supports the students in improving their intercultural and personal competence. In preparation for this, language skills are further developed in one or optionally two foreign language courses.