European Studies program overview

The European Studies Program offers a major that can be included in many degrees offered at the University of Sydney. For in-depth information on the European Studies subject area, a description of the major and its requirements, and a table and descriptions of the units of study available in this area, go to the

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