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European Studies

Understanding the world’s progressive superpower
Explore Europe’s diverse and fascinating collection of cultural identities and histories. Reach back to the past and forward to the future.

Europe is a federation of states that have joined together to solve the most pressing global challenges of the 21st century. We specialise in the social and political structures of contemporary Europe, with the European Union as a leader in transnational education, technology, business, the environment and the arts and sciences. 

Using our expertise in languages, societies and cultures, we aim to understand the Europe of history and today. Our graduates work in journalism, media, government, non-government organisations, multinational business, education and training.

Our study offering

Europe comprises 10 percent of the world's population and is one of the world's largest economies. Multidisciplinary in outlook, we examine aspects of European life, including economics, politics and the social sciences.


*Available in the shared pool of majors and minors


Our research

Our strengths in research cover the following areas:

  • Ethno-cultural and national identities of Europe and the European Union
  • Contemporary European politics and international relations
  • European intellectual history, including world literature as well as global and civilisational theory
  • European cinema and cultural studies

Our people


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  • School of Languages and Cultures, Room 506, Brennan MacCallum Building A18, The University of Sydney NSW 2006

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