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 principles in the fields of history, social sciences and economics.

Consequently, the study programme offers an interdisciplinary social science approach, which enables the students to transfer knowledge and handle complex problems by applying a variety of systematic perspectives. By learning different scientific and methodological approaches – particularly from social sciences – students get acquainted with various schools of thought and concepts to identify alternative methods as well as to communicate across prevalent scientific barriers.

Furthermore, the programme allows students to set their own individual focus in the field of political science and sociology (compulsory elective module 2) as well as in the broad field of social sciences and/or economics (compulsory elective module 1).

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.


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The core objectives of the programme are to impart:

  • Basic knowledge of the genesis and state of political, social and economic conditions in Europe
  • Basic disciplinary knowledge of history, social sciences and economics
  • Fundamentals of scientific and systematic analysis
  • Language skills in either one or two languages


The analytical and methodological objectives of the programme are:

  • To impart an interdisciplinary understanding on the basis of sound training in scientific working techniques and methods
  • In-depth training in social science methods, which enables an adequate scientific examination in the BA thesis and qualifies students for subsequent MA programmes and requirements of the labour market


Further competence goals:

  • Intercultural competence though languages courses and a compulsory semester abroad
  • Professional skills through a compulsory internship
  • Self-organisation and self-responsibility through the choice of own study foci and organisation of interdisciplinary studies, preparation and follow-up of the semester abroad and the internship


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For students who are already enrolled, detailed information on the compulsory internship, language skills and the semester abroad can be found on EUS-Komm.

For those interested in our Bachelor Programme, further general information can be found here:

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