European Studies

Bachelor of Science in European Studies, 180 ECTS
Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Law, public administration, public order and safety

Institution University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Campus Sønderborg
Duration 3 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 3250 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


The programme includes both theoretical and practical knowledge and insight into European conditions with thorough knowledge in relation to regions and the significance of these in Europe. At the same time, the programme allows you to acquire fundamental skills and knowledge of qualitative scientific methods, regions and borders in history, regional and border regional development and sociological and communicational aspects in regions and border regions.

Career Opportunities  

Job opportunities for graduates in European Studies can be found within a widespread labour market which is in strong growth. We expect that there will be possibilities of employment in areas such as: Public administration, Co-operation organisations between business organisations and public authorities regionally, nationally, and internationally, Educational institutions, Private actors and companies, including consultancy companies and NGO's.

About the programme

The European Studies programme, which focuses on regional development, provides opportunities to analyse and understand developments in Europe. Consequently, students are equipped with tools that enable them to participate in the process of shaping Europe by working on development projects.  


The BSc in European Studies analyses regional, national, and transnational structures and developments, introducing approaches from political science, cultural studies, history, and economics.
The programme is interdisciplinary and aims at providing the student with theoretical understanding, factual knowledge, and analytical abilities in four main areas:
   - Politics and Institutions
   - Historical foundations of European integration
   - Regional development
   - International co-operation

As a graduate you will be able to employ methods enabling you to independently generate, organize, report, and manage development projects with a regional, national, and/or European focus. You will furthermore be able to communicate the results to stakeholders, policy makers, and the broader public in general. 


To be eligible for admission, you must hold a qualifying upper secondary school degree, and you must have passed the following courses:
   - English level B
   - Mathematics level B
   - History level B or Social Sciences level B or History of Ideas level B or Contemporary History level B

English must be passed with a grade equivalent to 3.0 or higher in the Danish grading scale (2 is passed, 12 is max).

Read more about the requirements of the BSc in European Studies.

A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland.

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn - Non-EU/EEA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Feb 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn - EU/EAA/Nordic/Swiss citizens

Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Sep 01


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