BA (Hons) (NFQ Level 8)
Curricular information is subject to change.Open All
European Studies is an exciting and challenging new UCD BA Humanities course for 2021, taught by some of Ireland’s leading academics. Transnational and interdisciplinary in perspective, the course is designed to inspire in-depth exploration of the rich and varied cultures and histories of Europe. This course will equip students with valued skills in research, communication and language.
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 trimester at a partner European university in their third year.
Third and Fourth Year
In your third year, you will study abroad for a trimester or year to develop your language skills and immerse yourself in a new culture. If you study abroad for a trimester, you then have a range of options that will enable you to broaden your horizons and enrich your academic experience:
Your fourth year will be spent at UCD, where you will complete a dissertation on an independently developed topic and continue studying modules in history and your chosen language. International Study Opportunities: Students will spend part of their third year abroad with opportunities available in universities across Europe.
Students will spend part of their third year abroad with opportunities available in universities across Europe.
Our English graduates have found employment in: Diplomatic Service, NGOs, Business Consultancy, Policy Analyst, European Commission, International Agencies including UN, IMF, Human Rights Organisations, Think Tanks, Speech-Writing, Broadcasting and Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, the Arts, Research and Education, Translating and Interpreting.
Graduates are prepared for a wide range of taught MA Programmes in the fields of Arts and Humanities, such as: MA in European History, MA in Modern Languages, MA in Linguistics & Applied Linguistics, MA in Public History, MA in International War Studies, MA in Cultural Policy & Arts Management. In turn, these degrees prepare graduates for PhD study. See www.ucd.ie graduatestudies
“This broad and interesting course has allowed me to combine German with European history, giving me a comprehensive education of Europe. There is a very wide range of modules to choose from and you really have the opportunity to shape your degree around your interests. In first year I studied both ancient historical periods such as the Viking Age and Classical Greece as well as more recent periods such as World War One and the Cold War. I have also been able to broaden my degree by taking modules in political science and linguistics. As I am particularly interested in German I had the chance to study things such as German literature and history on screen which has greatly complimented my learning of the language.”
Tadhg O’Muircheartaigh, Student
UCD School of History
Tel. 01 716 8375