International Programme for European Studies

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Summary

This programme gives you an in-depth education of Europe, with a focus on cultural understanding and critical reflection, through seminars, lectures and group work. The program combines history with political science, providing you with knowledge of the EU and globalisation.

This programme prepares you for employment within political fields and provides a solid foundation for further studies at the Master’s level.

In the second year you study abroad for two semesters at a partner university. You will develop communication skills, intercultural understanding and network building. You can also do an internship for one semester combined with one semester abroad. Potential employers include national organisations, government agencies and private companies. After completing this programme, former students have been accepted to Master’s studies at a range of different universities, including London School of Economics, Sorbonne University and Lund University.

Admission requirements

General entry requirement (with the exemption of Swedish language) and specific entry requirement of English B from Swedish upper secondary school (A6/6), or equivalent.

Selection:

final grades 66% national university aptitude test 34%

Syllabus

Syllabus for students admitted autumn 2013

Programme Code:
HGIES revision 7.1
Language:
English
Date of establishment:
02 March 2007
Date of ratification:
27 February 2013
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
02 September 2013
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
15 December 2011

Entry requirements

General entry requirement (with the exemption of Swedish language) and specific entry requirement of English B from Swedish upper secondary school (A6/6), or equivalent.

Organisation

The general aim of the International Programme for European Studies is to develop perspectives and knowledge, built on a multidisciplinary approach on Europe, past and present. Europe is undergoing radical change, and it is important to gain a deeper understanding of the circumstances under which the Europeans live and act socially. The program is constructed to meet those needs by developing knowledge about historical and cultural contexts as well as politics and contemporary institutions. It combines critical perspectives and self-reflection with hands-on training, mobility and intercultural experiences as natural parts of its progression.

The first term creates a common basis of historical and institutional knowledge of Europe and EU. It also gives an introduction to academic skills.

The second term expands and deepens the knowledge gained during the first term, and provides methodological training and essay-writing.

The third and fourth term are terms abroad, through a developed network of exchange agreements with European Universities. The student can choose courses which the programme coordinator deems to be relevant to the study programme. The preparation and fulfilment of this term prepares and develops communication skills, intercultural understanding, planning and fulfilling activities to agreed timetables, together with network building and the academic content selected by the student. Another option for the fourth term is to do an internship in an organization/institution relevant for the European labor market.

The fifth term is built on earlier studies and mainly develops and deepens the theoretical and factual knowledge and understanding of national and supranational institutional development in general, and more specific the case of the European Union.

During the sixth term the advanced theoretical course prepares the student for the BA dissertation. It is built on courses in methods and theory during the second and fifth term. The students also take one compulsory theme course. The main part of the term is the individual BA dissertation.

The International Programme for European Studies will enable the students to work in regional, national, European and global institutions, organisations and companies, who search for people with knowledge and understanding of European institutions as well as European cultural and historical identities, perceptions and experiences.

Organisation

Term 1: History with a focus on European Studies I, 1-30 hp

Europe as a field of knowledge – introduction to the program 7,5 hp, half time (compulsory)
Academic Writing and Rhetoric 7,5 hp, half time (compulsory)
From Early Modern to Post-communist Europe 7, 5 hp, full time (compulsory)
The European Union – a historical and institutional overview 7, 5 hp, full time (compulsory)

Term 2: History with a focus on European Studies II, 31-60 hp

Organising European Space, 7,5hp, full time (compulsory)
Early Twentieth Century Europe: Politics, nationalism and aesthetics 7,5hp, full time (compulsory)
Research Methods and Project Work 15 hp, full time (compulsory)

Term 3: Term abroad

Studies in relevant fields at one European partner university which have exchange agreement with Malmö University, 30 hp, full time

Term 4: One of the following options:

1) Continuation of exchange studies from term 3, 30 hp.
2) Exchange studies at a second European or other partner university which have exchange agreement with Malmö University, 30 hp
3) Internship 30 hp


Term 5

Historical and Institutional Perspectives on the European Union, 15 hp
Political representation, 7.5 hp
EU as a global Actor, 7.5 hp

Term 6: History with a focus on European Studies III, 61-90 hp

Inter-disciplinary theories in European Studies 7, 5 hp, full time (compulsory)
Theme course 7, 5 hp, full time (compulsory)
Bachelor thesis 15 hp, full time
Training in communication to non-specialist audiences.

Content

Course list:

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding
A graduate of the Bachelor’s Programme in International European Studies:

  • can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the role of multidisciplinary theories and methods in explaining, analysing and critically approaching Europe as a field of study;
  • can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the tension field between universalistic and particularistic ideas in the processes of integration in Europe, as well as Europe’s historical, political, social, economic and cultural development;
  • can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the European Union and its institutional organisation;
  • can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Europe and its role in the World both in a historical perspective and in the contemporary era of Globalisation and
  • has an understanding of Malmö University’s perspective: the environment, gender, migration, and ethnicity.

Applying knowledge and understanding
A graduate of the Bachelor’s Programme in International European Studies:
  • can apply knowledge and understanding in a way that indicates a professional approach to their work or vocation, and can demonstrate competence through devising and sustaining arguments and solving problems within the field of European studies;
  • can fulfil assignments and projects within agreed timetables using a scientifically validated form of presentation;
  • can search for, gather, evaluate and critically interpret historical and scientific data, and present this in a way that shows awareness of scientific problem solving and
  • has the ability to apply knowledge of Malmö University’s perspective -- environment, gender, migration and ethnicity -- to European issues.

Making judgments and communicating perspectives

A graduate of the Bachelor’s Programme in International European Studies:
  • can think logically and make rational judgements which reflect social, scientific and/or ethical issues relevant to current and historical European issues;
  • is aware of and has the ability to participate and act in intercultural settings;
  • can communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions on European issues to both specialist and non-specialist audiences;
  • has an understanding of the societal role of knowledge, and the responsibilities behind its use;
  • has the ability to identify the need for further knowledge and can communicate their competences both at a personal and an organizational level and
  • is aware of his/her personal achievements in working towards a degree and can communicate his/her competences to potential employers.

Degree

Bachelor's degree.

Kandidatexamen i Historia med inriktning mot Europastudier/ Bachelor of Arts with a major in History with specialization in European Studies

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Culture and Society at the department Department of Global Political Studies.

Further information

Anna-Karin Holm, Student Administrator
Inge Eriksson, Programme Coordinator
Phone: 040-6657287