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University of Essex

European Studies

UCAS Code: R000
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • European studies
Student score
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% employed or in further study
Not Available
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

Scottish Highers
AAAB-AABB

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAAB-AABB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

There has never been a more crucial time to study Europe. Seen by some as the next superpower and by others as a continent in decline, at Essex we take an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to the study of Europe. We combine subjects from across the humanities and social sciences to investigate and debate a topic that is of vital importance to the future of both the UK and the entire world. You spend your third year at a European university of your choice, and unlike our other European studies course, there is no language requirement as you are taught in English.

Modules

Year 1: Europe myth and idea; from disunity to unity: an introduction to the history of Europe in the 20th century; introduction to the law of the European union; advanced French; introduction to European politics. Year 2: proficiency level French; clash of the superpowers: the history of the cold war; introduction to political theory; doing research for a dissertation: approaches, methods, practice. Year 3: placement year. Year 4: mastery level French; from Stalin to Putin; crime, policy and social justice; dangerous ideas: manifestos as social criticism; final year dissertation.

University of Essex

Colchester Campus

We are Essex: home to the daring and the tenacious, a place for the ambitious and the bold. We're a close-knit, supportive and welcoming community, with a powerful and pioneering global outlook.
 
Here you’re taught by world-leading academics in a supportive and research-intense environment. We have been ranked as gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2017) which means we deliver an excellent educational experience. Our trailblazing research continues to change the world for the better and we’re placed in the top 20 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014), in the top 5 for social science, and are consistently housing the highest-rated politics department in the country.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
14%
86%

Year 1

8%
92%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

1%
99%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
30%
70%

Year 1

18%
82%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

38%
62%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

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Student score Not Available

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
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Male / Female
80% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time

Sorry, not enough students have taken this subject here before, so we aren't able to show you any information.

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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This is a fairly broad subject, and 250 UK graduates gained a degree in this area in 2012. Most went into work when they graduated, but nearly one in five went on to take a further qualification, with law the most common. Graduates who went into work are broadly spread across a range of jobs – there are not many jobs (other than teaching) you could point to and say 'this is what European Studies graduates are particularly likely to go into'. The subject gives a broad range of skills and you can get a wide variety of jobs with it.
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