A major in European Studies is designed to equip students with interdisciplinary and cross-cultural knowledge related to historical and contemporary Europe. Students are able to specialise in streams such as Medieval, Renaissance, Early Modern, Modern and Contemporary Europe. They can also choose from a broad range of units of study dealing with European society, politics, culture and history combining different streams.
In order to complete the requirements for the major in European Studies, students need to have done the following:
completed at least 36 senior credit points in relevant non-languages acquisition units; completed at least three of the designated core units;
completed EITHER 12 credit points of a European or Middle Eastern Language other than English at junior advanced level OR 24 credit points of a European or Middle Eastern Language other than English at Beginners, Introductory and Senior Intermediate level. Languages that can be studied include Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Ancient Greek, Modern Greek, Latin, Spanish and Yiddish.
Sydney Arts and Social Sciences graduates work in government departments at all levels, and major private sector consultancies and corporations, locally and overseas. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a range of subject areas that prepare graduates for careers in administration, education, business research, marketing, media, management consultancy, public relations, gallery and museum curatorship, hospitality and tourism, community and welfare. Our graduates are proficient in research and inquiry, and demonstrate personal and intellectual autonomy, and ethical, social and professional understanding, qualities sought after by leading employers all over the world.
Further study for major
Eligible candidates may proceed to an Honours year in the Bachelor of Arts, or apply for admission to a rich postgraduate program in the humanities and social sciences, comprising advanced learning and professional courses. Master degrees include capstone projects ranging from internships with government and non-government organisations in Australia and overseas, the gallery and museum sector, and leading media organisations, to opportunities for independent research projects which prepare students for higher degrees by research.
Related subject areas
French Studies, Germanic Studies, Italian Studies, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Modern Greek, Hebrew (Modern), Latin