European Cultures and Society (B.A.)

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Key facts

Key facts

Academic degreeBachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Study fields
  • Social sciences
  • Cultural sciences
  • Economic sciences
  • European Studies
InstituteInterdisciplinary Institute of Environmental, Social and Human Sciences
Responsible for programme

For every study program, there is a respective head of studies, who can be found on this list.

Normal course duration6 semesters
Media of instruction

English

Language requirements

Sufficient knowledge of the English language (corresponding to level B2 of the Common European Framework o Reference for Languages, CEFR)

Beginning of the semesterEvery winter semester
AdmissionFor detailed information see here and the admission website (click on "application requirements").
Tuition fees No tuition fees, but enrolment and semester fees apply.
Information brochurePDF to download
Accreditation

Profile

Academic profile and study objectives

The B.A. European Cultures and Society (EUCS) is an English-speaking, interdisciplinary studies-program focusing on the cultural and social sciences of Europe.

Empirical research methods, as well as hermeneutical methods of critical thinking, enable students to work in interdisciplinary settings.

One of the particular features throughout this program, is its project-based application of scientific knowledge in the fields of research, journalism, art and scenography, or entrepreneurship, which prepares students for dealing with the practical challenges of their future careers.

As an international B.A., with all classes taught in English, the program requires the completion of one semester abroad.

It is mandatory to complete a semester abroad in one of our several international partner universities.

In the semester abroad you will develop your language skills as well as intercultural communication competencies.

Structure

Overview

Explications

Introduction phase (1 and 2 semesters):

  • The field "Topics and Disciplines" covers an introduction to Europe from the disciplinary perspectives of philosophy, culture, education, art, and media, as well as sociology, politics, economics, geography, and European law.
  • The field "Doing Europe" focuses on research methods, as well as on a first introduction to the project-fields of research, journalism, art and scenography, and entrepreneurship.

Development phase (3 and 4 semesters):

  • The field "Topics and Disciplines" subdivides into two different points of specialization: "European Cultures" or "European Society," from which the students focus mainly on one, while still maintaining some contact with the other.
  • The field "Doing Europe" revolves around projects with relevant topics, related to Europe, which can be implemented through elected fields out of the four available: research, journalism, art and scenography, or entrepreneurship. Research methods are also featured.

Deepening phase (5 and 6 semesters):

  • In the field "Topics and Disciplines" the chosen specialization point, "European Cultures" or "European Society", is deepened, namely through the interdisciplinary approach to current problems and debates related to European cultures or society.
  • In the field "Doing Europe" individual work in one of the four available fields (research, journalism, art and scenography, or entrepreneurship) is emphasized.

The 6th semester is dedicated to writing the Bachelor Thesis. In a colloquium students prepare to present their results at a conference.

The 4th and 5th semesters are organized in a way that makes it easier for students to choose doing their semester abroad during this period of time. To make the integration abroad smoother, the students are encouraged to take part in the language courses offered by the Language Center of the Europa-Universität Flensburg.

Documents

Documents

The following documents constitute the basis of this study program at the Europa-Universität Flensburg:

  • Examination and Studies Regulations (Statutes) of the Europa-Universität Flensburg for the European Cultures and Society studies-program with the academic degree of Bachelor of Arts of February 1st, 2016

Please note! The relevant documents related to the B.A. European Cultures and Society (EUCS) are available only in the German version.

Professional perspectives

Professional perspectives

This Bachelor offers you the technical and methodical knowledge to

  • either immediately pursue a career, in a growing labor market demanding for well qualified professionals with an insight into European specific issues,
  • or to enroll in a master program.

Direct career entry

Job opportunities can be found in a wide range of governmental, non-governmental (NGOs) or international organizations, small and medium enterprises, theaters, museums, newspapers and other art and media related institutions, both in the traditional form or in new media formats.

Potential fields of work are:

  • Governmental and non-governmental bodies
  • Associations, NGOs, International NGOs
  • EU institutions
  • Exhibition design and management
  • Museum pedagogy and catalog editing
  • Public work
  • Services related to Europe (agency, consultancy, application services etc.)
  • Schools and universities
  • Political education / Adult education
  • Small and medium-sized companies
  • Political consultancy or management assistance in companies
  • Conversion and transformation processes
  • Culture and languages intermediation
  • Journalism (journalism schools, publishers, broadcasting companies, new media)

Alternatively: Master program

In particular, the B.A. European Cultures and Society (EUCS) prepares you for any international interdisciplinary or subject-related Master program. 

Such Master program can either be followed at Europa-Universität Flensburg or any other university at home or abroad.  As a subsequent course of studies, the following courses are available at the Europa-Universität Flensburg:

The Master degree will additionally enable you pursue your doctoral degree.

Information and guidance

Information and guidance

Please note that some of the links provided in the following table lead to information that is available only in the German version.

IssueWho/where?German translationDescription
Any issuesStudent Guidance and Counseling ServiceZentrale Studienberatung (ZSB)Contact this Service with any issues or problems that you might experience as a prospective or current student!
AdmissionAdmissions officeZulassungsstelleApplication, selection and admission procedure
RegistrationRegistrar's officeStudierenden-
sekretariat
Student status. Among others: enrollment, re-registration and leave of absence
ExaminationService center for examination mattersServicezentrum für Prüfungs-
angelegenheiten (SPA)
Examination matters
Study programsAcademic adviceFachberatung zum StudiengangSpecific questions about the study programs
International issuesInternational CenterInternational CenterStudying abroad, learning foreign languages, etc.
InternshipsCampusCareerCampusCareerExtracurricular internships, guidance and support for the career start
Academic WritingTextLab!TextLab!Whether you are working on an essay/term paper, placement report, proposal, Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis, you will receive comprehensive support and assistance.
Social and economic issuesSocial CounselingSozialberatungSocial and economic questions
Psychological issuesPsychological CounselingPsychologische BeratungSupport in case of psychological problems
Student representationGeneral Students´ Committee (AStA)Allgemeiner Studierenden-Ausschuss (AStA)Student representation
Student representations of specific programsStudent AssociationsFachschaftsvertretungenStudies-related student representations of specific programs
Other issuesOverview from A to ZÜberblick von A-ZOverview by topics

Application

Application

Would you like to apply?

All information related to online-applications can be found here! !

Information for applicants without High School final exam (Abitur) can be found here!

Language qualifications

Please note that, already before the end of the application period, you should possess a certificate stating sufficient knowledge of the English language.

More concrete information related to the language requirements and the accepted certificated can be found here.