European Studies


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.

The honours year

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) year provides students who have qualified for, or been awarded, an undergraduate pass degree in the arts or humanities the opportunity to extend their potential in research. Students may continue to work in the area of their undergraduate study or undertake research in a different area.
The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) focuses on establishing your individual research practise, further equipping you for employment or entry into the Master of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy programs.

Workload and assessment

Honours in European Studies will consist of either

a short thesis of 12000-15000 words worth 40% of the final mark, plus three seminars each worth 20% of the final mark; or
a long thesis of 18000-20000 words worth 60% of the final mark, plus two seminars each worth 20% of the final mark.
While you will receive marks for all pieces of assessment, your academic transcripts will record only your final, overall Honours mark.

Related subject areas

French Studies, Germanic Studies, Italian Studies, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Modern Greek, Hebrew (Modern), Latin

Our courses that offer this honours subject area