Europe: The bigger picture
A long and turbulent history shapes today's Europe and its future. European Studies approaches the challenges Europe is facing now. Addressing politics, economics and law of the EU, while also introducing Europe’s history, literature and culture. What's your take on Europe?
What's student life like at European Studies? What’s it like being an ES student? Three current students share their view on the programme.
Europe from a broad perspective
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Is European Studies right for you?
- A dynamic and international environment is where you feel at ease
Located in the city centre of Amsterdam, you will study in a true European cultural hub and become part of a creative and diverse community.
- You have a dream to bring change to the world
In which of our five majors would you like to specialise: European Culture; European History; East European Studies; European Law; or European Economics?
- Mastering the art of critical thinking is on your wish list
Learn to understand the challenges Europe is facing today. Integrate the politics, law and economics of the EU with historical, cultural and literary perspectives.
- Learning a foreign language is amongst your ambitions
Unique to European Studies at the UvA is that you can choose from 15+ languages to expand your language skills.
- A world-class education appeals to you
The UvA is ranked 58th in the 2023 QS World University Rankings, and is the highest ranked in the Netherlands. In the QS by Subject 2022 the UvA ranks 2nd in Continental Europe in Arts & Humanities and 2nd in Social Sciences & Management. The UvA also ranks 60th on the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022-2023.
Learn more about what the Bachelor's in European Studies is and what aspects you will learn during this 3-year programme.
I have gained substantive knowledge during both my Bachelor's and Master's that still comes in handy, for example about the functioning of the EU and the history of European integration.Wouter Zweers, alumnus European Studies Read the interview
What are my options after graduation?
As a Europe expert, you can use your knowledge and skills in places where 'Europe' plays a role. This can be the business community, but also an organisation that lobbies at the European Union in Brussels for a national cultural institution or government. As a graduate, you will be optimally suited to meet the demand for interdisciplinary skills.
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European Studies is an accredited degree programme. After completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Bachelor's degree and the title Bachelor of Arts (BA).
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