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European studies

European studies is a field of study offered by many academic colleges and universities that focuses on current developments in European integration.

Some programmes offer a social science or public administration curriculum focusing on developments in the European Union. These programmes usually include a combination of political science, EU public policy, European history, European law, economics and sociology. Other universities approach the subject in a broader manner, including topics like European culture, European literature and European languages. While all programmes focus on the study of the European Union, they often cover national topics (in a comparative perspective) as well.

The subject combines humanities and social sciences. Disciplines that are involved in European studies include:

While European studies departments are obviously more common in Europe than elsewhere, there are departments dedicated to its study further afield, including in North America, Asia and Australasia.

European studies associations

External links

  • CIFE - Centre international de formation européenne
  • Master in Advanced European and International Studies
  • Master in EU Studies Online
Library guides for European studies
  • + "Modern European History"
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