BA (Hons) (NFQ Level 8)
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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: Business Consultancy, Diplomatic Service, European Commission, Journalism, Marketing, NGOs, Policy Analyst, Public Relations, Radio/TV Producer, 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
Studying European History at UCD has provided more learning opportunities than I ever imagined. One of those experiences has been the wonderful ERASMUS programme, which developed my language skills, while broadening my cultural horizons and international peer group.
Mairead Barrett, Student
UCD School of History
Tel. 01 716 8375