Module Overview

European Studies

The European Studies module aims to provide students with a theoretical foundation in understanding 21st century European society and culture through the study of texts, documentaries and films. It will provide learners with an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of being contemporary European in an evolving European context. It will also provide learners with a solid knowledge of the European Union and its member states.

Module Code

INTB H2014

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

European geography

Physical and political geography.

History of Europe

The progressive evolution of the European identity.

European Multiculturalism and Demographics

An examination of inter-racial mix, an unequally spread population, slow demographic growth and an ageing population.

Profile of the 27 member states

Historical, cultural, industrial and economic aspects.

The European Union and its institutions

Structures and roles of its institutions; the importance of the European union on the international stage; a possible future enlargement of the European Union and its implications.

Socio-cultural Issues

Regional disparities of standards of living; welfare systems; foreigners and immigration; education; employment; food habits; sport and leisure; culture; cinema; press and television.

Learning and teaching will take place through the use of lectures, presentations and role play exercises in the module. In addition to using text based material, students will be expected to make extensive use of relevant websites, external online audio and video resources referred throughout the course.


Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)100