European Studies is a unique multidisciplinary subject, in which you will explore the processes and consequences of political, diplomatic, administrative and economic decision-making in the European Union.
As a European Studies graduate you will be prepared for the challenges associated with a more interdependent and enlarged EU.
European Studies is anchored by the School of History. Other participating Schools and Departments include: Geography; Law; and Food Business and Development. European Studies will provide you with insight into the EU as a system of multilevel governance and with a critical understanding of contemporary developments within the Union. This challenging and rewarding course equips students to develop independent thinking, strong communication and negotiation skills, cultural understanding and research expertise.
What you need to know
Where is the course located?
What is the length of the course?
48 Months Full-time (4 Years)
When can I apply?
You can apply today
When does the course start?
Study abroad: If you are studying through the BA International, you will spend Year 3 studying at one of our partner universities abroad. Here are some examples of current links:
• Spain (Barcelona,Seville, Santiago, Salamanca and Cadiz)
• Germany (Munich, Bonn, and Konstanz)
• Italy (Bologna, Siena, Florence and Perugia)
• France (Aix-en-Provence (IEP), Paris III and Sciences Po, Lyon 3 and Rennes I and II)
Work placement: If you study through the BA or the BA International, you will have the opportunity to avail of a work placement in Year 2.”
Application Closing Date
Open for applications
Number of Places
Fees and Funding
Non-EU Tuition Fees
Living Costs per year
Features and Benefits
- the innovative Model European Union (Year 2)
- cultivating expertise in a chosen subject (Year 3-4 Research Dissertation)
- the unique and valuable year abroad (Year 3)
- The unique multidisciplinary nature of this subject is a major advantage. You can choose from a range of modules in History, Geography, Law, Political Science and Food Business and Development.
How to Apply
Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW
As part of your application, you will be required to submit:
- Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
- Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
- 2 letters of recommendation
- A copy of your passport
- Personal Statement
- Extra requests for certain courses
Minimum entry requirements
- Leaving Certificate:
At Least six subjects must be presented. Minimum grade requirement of 2*H5 and 4*O6/H7. Applicants will need to meet the following minimum entry requirements:
Other Language: O6/H7
- A-Levels: C C C
- IB: 26″
Duolingo English Test (DET): DET score of 120 or better
Please note: Applicants scoring DET 110 or 115 will be required to sit a UCC Language Centre Skills Check before receiving an offer. Applicants presenting with one of these two scores should contact the UG EU Admissions Office directly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
UCC has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake.
IELTS: College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences: All Programmes. 6.5 Minimum individual sections 5.5
TOELF: College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences: All Programmes.
- TOEFL 90: Listening 17; Reading 18; Speaking 20; Writing 17
Pearson PTE Academic: College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences: All Programmes. 63 Minimum individual sections 51
Special Entry Requirements
European Studies graduates have pursued careers in a variety of areas including:
• European public and private sectors
• Foreign Affairs
• EU Institutions and Agencies
• Government Departments
• Marketing and Management
• NGOs and Charities
• Policy Analysis
• Media, PR and Journalism
Possible career paths are as varied as your individual interests.