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B.A. European Cultures and Society

Overview & Profile

General Information

Degree Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Duration 6 Semesters
Type of program Full-time study
Program start Every fall semester
Language(s) of instruction English
Tuition fees None, but a semester fee is due every semester

About this degree program:

Program profile

The European Cultures and Society (EUCS) bachelor’s degree program at Europa-Universität Flensburg is an English-taught, interdisciplinary degree program focusing on European scholarship and research in the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences.

As a student in the EUCS program, you will acquire subject-specific and methodological skills in disciplines within the humanities, cultural studies and social sciences relevant to European Studies. You will also develop advanced specialized knowledge of certain areas of European Studies, either from a cultural or social science perspective—the choice is yours.

A special feature of the program is its project-based application of academic knowledge in the fields of research, journalism, art and scenography, or entrepreneurship, which prepares students for the practical challenges of their future careers.

Taught entirely in English, EUCS is a highly international program and includes a mandatory semester abroad in one of our many international partner universities. This study abroad allows you to deepen your foreign language and intercultural communication skills, among other things.

Accreditation:

Program Structure & Content

Recommended semester plan

(Examination and Study Regulations for the Bachelor of Arts program in European Cultures and Society at Europa-Universität Flensburg)

  Bereich "Doing Europe" Bereich "Topics and Disciplines"    
1. Semester DE 1 DE 2 TD 1 TD 2     30 LP  
2. Semester DE 3   TD 3 TD 4 TD 5   30 LP  
  Pflichtmodul: TD CS 1. Wahlpflicht: 10+4 aus 20 Modulen.  
Schwerpunkt "European Cultures" Schwerpunkt "European Society"
3. Semester DE 4   TD C 1 TD C 2 TD CS 1 TD S 1 TD S 2 30 LP  
4. Semester DE 5   TD C 3 TD C 4 TD C 5 TD S 3 TD S 4 TD S 5 30 LP Fenster für Auslandssem.
5. Semester DE 6   TD C 6 TD C 7 TD C 8 TD S 6 TD S 7 TD S 8 30 LP
6. Semester TH   TD C 9 TD C 10 TD S 9 TD S 10   30 LP  

Coursework focuses on two thematic areas—"Topics and Disciplines" and "Doing Europe"—in three successive phases.

This phase focuses on European studies within and across disciplines, and introduces basic scholarly skills. "Topics and Disciplines" gives students basic discipline-specific knowledge about how scholars in cultural studies, the humanities and the social sciences approach different aspects of Europe. They also develop an understanding of how these approaches within disciplines interconnect and complement each other across disciplines. "Doing Europe" introduces the basics of academic and scientific work.  In this unit, students also participate in projects with students enrolled in higher semesters, and learn hermeneutic and social scientific research methods.

Introductory phase (semesters 1 and 2)

This phase focuses on European studies within and across disciplines, and introduces basic scholarly skills. "Topics and Disciplines" gives students basic discipline-specific knowledge about how scholars in cultural studies, the humanities and the social sciences approach different aspects of Europe. They also develop an understanding of how these approaches within disciplines interconnect and complement each other across disciplines. "Doing Europe" introduces the basics of academic and scientific work.  In this unit, students also participate in projects with students enrolled in higher semesters, and learn hermeneutic and social scientific research methods.

Advanced phase (semesters 3 and 4)

During this phase, students take advanced classes in one of two thematic areas—"European Cultures" or "European Society"—as part of the Topics and Disciplines curriculum.

  • "European Cultures" students take ten modules (50 LP/ECTS credits) in that topic area from their 3rd semester on, plus four modules (20 LP) from the European Society curriculum.
  • "European Society" students take ten modules (50 LP) in that topic area from their 3rd semester on, plus four modules (20 LP) from the European Cultures curriculum.
  • All students take the module "TD CS1" (5 LP). During this module, they work on a topic in their chosen specialization area and receive ECTS credits for it.

In the third-semester project area, "Doing Europe," students design and carry out guided research on European topics in one of four fields: "Research," "Journalism," "Art and Scenography" and "Entrepreneurship."

Important documents related to your studies at EUF

Every degree program has formal rules and regulations that define the study conditions for that program. You can use these regulations, together with the module catalogues for your chosen degree program, to plan out a semester schedule. This way, you’ll know ahead of time what courses you’ll be taking on which semesters. To check the legal framework conditions for this, see the examination regulations. Click below to see the most important formal regulatory documents related to your studies at EUF. 

Documents related to studying at EUF

Career prospects

Career prospects

The EUCS B.A. program opens up a variety of career paths to students. You may choose to enter the job market directly after graduation, or enroll in a master’s program.

Entering the job market directly after graduation

Graduates of EUCS will find a variety of employment opportunities in an extensive and growing job market characterized by interdisciplinarity, multiculturalism, and a demand for skilled workers with practical, technical and methodological expertise. Potential employers include 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. 
Relevant employment sectors:

  • Governmental and non-governmental organizations
  • International organizations
  • EU institutions
  • Schools and universities
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Cultural institutions (e.g. theaters, museums, concert halls)
  • (Newspaper) publishing houses, broadcasting companies, new media (traineeships)

Pursuing a master's degree

The EUCS program gives students an excellent foundation for advanced study in an international, interdisciplinary or subject-oriented master’s program. 
You may choose to enroll in a master’s degree program at Europa-Universität Flensburg, elsewhere in Germany, or abroad.

View EUF master’s degree programs 

A master’s degree also allows you to pursue a doctorate.

Learn more about doctoral study at EUF

Advice & Contact Information

Advice & Contact Information

Degree program coordinator:

Phone
+49 461 805 2474
E-mail
patricia.barbosa-PleaseRemoveIncludingDashes-@uni-flensburg.de
Building
Gebäude Helsinki
Room
HEL 132
Street
Auf dem Campus 1a
Post code / City
24943 Flensburg
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Academic advising:

The academic program advisor answers subject-specific questions about your degree program.

Phone
+49 461 805 2209
E-mail
reichold-PleaseRemoveIncludingDashes-@uni-flensburg.de
Building
Gebäude Helsinki
Room
HEL 133
Street
Auf dem Campus 1
Post code / City
24943 Flensburg
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Program institute:

Visit the website of the Interdisciplinary Institute for Environmental, Social and Human Sciences for more information about this degree program.

Program institute

For questions about examinations:

For questions about exams please contact the

Servicecenter für Prüfungsangelegenheiten (SPA)

For general questions about studying at EUF:

If you have general questions about your studies at EUF, or ones that cross over into other subjects or disciplines, please contact the

Student Guidance and Counseling Service

Application & Admission

Application & Admission

Thinking about applying? Click below to view the eligibility requirements for this program and find out more about application and admission:

Application & Admission