European Studies


European Studies addresses basic issues and problems in the study of European culture and society, seen from the perspective of current attempts to establish a new role for a united Europe. The study of Europe is not a 'cultural cringe'; it is an essential part of defining Australia's role as a predominantly "European" country located in the Asia-Pacific. Any attempt to define Australian identity must be based not only on a new relationship with our neighbours, but on a critical understanding of our European heritage and the continuing dialogue with European thought and practice.

Studying European Studies at UNSW

European Studies is available as a major sequence within the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of International Studies in European Studies programs. Honours Level study is also available. European Studies courses are taught in English, require no previous knowledge of other languages, and are available to all students enrolled in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Students who wish to specialise in European Studies are encouraged to learn a relevant European language. For further information, please go to our website:

European Studies can be studied as 

Specialisation At the Level of Stream
European Studies Minor EUROA24054

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