Introduction phase (1 and 2 semesters):

- The area "Topics and Disciplines" covers an introduction to how Europe is conceived and discussed in cultural studies and social sciences.

- The area "Doing Europe" focuses on research methods and provides a first introduction to the project fields of research, journalism, entrepreneurship, and art and scenography, in which students might later apply for practical training and job opportunities.

Development and deepening phase:

In the 3rd semester students choose one of two focus topics: either European Cultures or European Society. From then onward, students focus mainly on one topic, while still maintaining some contact with the other. That means that, in order to complete their study program, students must select 10 modules, within their chosen focus topic, and 4 modules out of the other focus topic.

Within the chosen focus students deepen their scientific knowledge in the area "Topics and Disciplines," as well as their practical abilities in the area "Doing Europe" by deepening their skills in research methods and implementing their knowledge in one of the project fields.

In the 4th and 5th semesters students deepen their knowledge, namely through the interdisciplinary approach to current problems and debates related to European cultures or society.

These semesters are organized to make it easier for students to take part in the language courses offered by the Language Center of the Europa-Universität Flensburg, free of charge, and to complete their semester abroad.

The 6th semester is mainly dedicated to writing the Bacherlor’s thesis, with the support of a colloquium and other scientific courses.

In order for students to finish their study program, they must successfully complete:

o   All the mandatory modules. And those are:

§  Academic Skills and (Inter)disciplinary Concepts/Methods – 5 ECTS (1st sem.)

§  Critical Thinking and Scientific Reasoning– 5 ECTS (1st sem.)

§  Society and Economy – 10 ECTS (1st sem.)

§  Art and Media – 10 ECTS (1st sem.)

§  Research Methods I – 5 ECTS (2nd sem.)

§  Philosophy and Politics – 10 ECTS (2nd sem.)

§  Culture and Education – 10 ECTS (2nd sem.)

§  European Law – 5 ECTS (2nd sem.)

§  Cultural and Social Geography of Europe – 5 ECTS (3rd sem.)

o   All the modules under the Area "Doing Europe"

§  Instruction-based Project – 10 ECTS (3rd sem.)

·       Research or

·       Journalism or

·       Art and Scenography or

·       Entrepreneurship

§  Research Methods II – 10 ECTS (4th sem.)

·       Two out of these three courses:

- Comparative Analysis in Social Sciences

- Philosophy of Science, hermeneutics and alternative approaches

- Intermediate quantitative methods

§  Autonomous Project – 10 ECTS (5th sem.)

·       Research or

·       Journalism or

·       Art and Scenography or

·       Entrepreneurship

§  Bachelor’s thesis – 15 ECTS (6th sem.)

o   50 ECTS from students’ specialization focus + 20 ECTS from the alternative specialization focus

§  Focus "European Cultures"

·       Art in Europe – 5 ECTS (3rd sem.)

·       Scenography of Europe: Science and Media – 5 ECTS (3rd sem.)

·       Transnational Perspectives on European Cultures – 5 ECTS (4th sem.)

·       Transformations of Religion – 5 ECTS (4th sem.)

·       In-depth Culture – 5 ECTS (4th sem.)

·       Science as Culture – 5 ECTS (5th sem.)

·       Europe as Education Space – 5 ECTS (5th sem.)

·       Languages in Europe – 5 ECTS (5th sem.)

·       Institutions of Art – 5 ECTS (6th sem.)

·       Current Topics and Debates in Culture – 5 ECTS (6th sem.)

§  Focus "European Society"

·       Comparing European Economies and Societies– 5 ECTS (3rd sem.)

·       Political and Social Philosophy of Europe – 5 ECTS (3rd sem.)

·       Social Practice and Culture in Europe – 5 ECTS (4th sem.)

·       Urban Development in Europe – 5 ECTS (4th sem.)

·       In-depth Society – 5 ECTS (4th sem.)

·       Sustainability and Political Ecology – 5 ECTS (5th sem.)

·       European Borders and Migration – 5 ECTS (5th sem.)

·       European Economy – 5 ECTS (5th sem.)

·       Normative Challenges and Ethical Questions – 5 ECTS (6th sem.)

·       Current Topics and Debates in Society – 5 ECTS (6th sem.)

o   One semester abroad

* The specialization focus is already chosen in the 3rd semester via Studiport by registering for the Module "Cultural and Social Geography of Europe". In Studiport this module can be chosen either from the "European Cultures" focus or from the "European Society" focus.

* The study program is not considered completed until 180 ECTS are completed, with the specifications mentioned above – that is, until:

- all mandatory modules (65 ECTS) are completed,

- all the modules under the Area "Doing Europe" are completed (45 ECTS)

- all the modules from your chosen specialization are completed (50 ECTS)

- 4 elected modules of the other specialization are completed (20 ECTS)

- one mandatory semester abroad is completed.


Further details:

EUCS Structure (overview)

EUCS - European Cultures

EUCS - European Society