European Studies program overview

The European Studies Program offers a major that can be included in many degrees offered at the University of Sydney. Depending on your year of enrolment, the requirements for completing the major may be different. Select from the options below to see the requirements relevant to you.

I started my degree before 2014

In order to complete the requirements for the major in European Studies, students need to have done the following:

Completed at least 36 credit points in senior units of study comprising:

-- a minimum of thee units of study (18 credit points) of European Studies units (ie with EUST coding); and
-- a maximum of three units of study (18 credit points) of Europe-related study selected from specified Cross-listed units of study (see Table A of this handbook).

No language units of study may be counted towards the major.

I started my degree in or after 2014

A major in European Studies requires at least 36 senior credit points, including at least 6 credit points at 3000 level from core units of study.

The units of study for the major can be found in the Table A unit of study table for European Studies. The table shows units of study on offer in the current handbook year. You may find information regarding a full list of units of study available to the major on the departmental website.

For more in-depth information on the European Studies subject area, including tables and descriptions of the units of study available in this area, for current year enrolments go to

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Undergraduate Handbook - European Studies

For previous year enrolments: Handbook archive.

Unit of Study prerequisites are also reviewed from time to time. The prerequisites listed for units in your year of enrolment are valid for the duration of your candidature.

International exchange

There are many opportunities to go on exchange or pursue in-country study while completing a European Studies major. You must consult the Director to discuss possible options in the first instance.

The University’s International Exchange Program enables you to undertake approved overseas study, with the credit achieved counting towards your degree at the University of Sydney. Comprehensive information is available at the Student Exchange Office Website.


Academic policies and procedures

The Department follows the policies and procedures set out by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences – for information, follow these links to the requisite Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences pages:

Policies webpage for information on:
- Plagiarism - Satisfactory progress - Late Work - Attendance

Student Administration Manual contains procedures, and the necessary forms, for amongst others:
- Applying for credit
- Applying for a DNF after the semester deadline
- Applying for Honours
- Applying for a suspension for one or two semesters
- Appealing against a result

Special Consideration webpage for information on:
- Special Consideration - for serious illness or misadventure
- Special Arrangements - for essential community commitments
- Extensions on assessments - for minor illness or misadventure