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
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
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.
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.