In the summer of 2018, the Bachelor’s supplementary subject in European studies will be replaced by the Bachelor’s supplementary subject in global Europe. In this supplementary subject on the theme of global Europe, we will teach you to understand and study the global factors that affect us in Europe. We will also study the ways in which Europe is influenced by (and how it influences) other regions in the world. This supplementary subject will equip you to work with European issues internationally – either in Europe or in other parts of the world.


We are working on a full description of the supplementary subject in global Europe. This description will be published on the site containing a list of supplementary subjects.

Europe and the EU

Are you interested in European history and the role of the European countries in the EU? Are you dreaming of working in a national, European or International institution, organisation or company? At the program of European studies, you learn about political, cultural and historical conditions in Europe, with a focus on collaboration and integration.

Interdisciplinary programme

The supplementary subject in European studies is an interdisciplinary program that involves both humanistic and social science disciplines. Applying humanistic methodologies, you study political, historical and cultural issues relevant to European collaboration and integration. At the same time, you acquire practical understanding of the many aspects of this collaboration process. Teaching is conducted in English in an international environment, and the international setting of the programme is included as an asset in teaching and learning contexts.

Admission to the Master’s degree in European studies

The supplementary subject in European studies, combined with two years of completed basic studies, qualifies you for admission to the Master’s degree programme in European studies.

Good questions for European studies:

  • What is the role and functions of EU’s political institutions?
  • What functions and role should the EU provide in Europe?
  • What is the importance of the Eastern enlargement of the EU?
  • What is the future of Europe as a political power?
  • Is the EU in the process of becoming the United States of Europe?

Admission requirements

In order to be admitted to a supplementary subject, you have to be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree programme at a Danish university. Furthermore, the academic regulations of the bachelor’s degree programme have to allow for a combination with a supplementary subject.

You also have to meet the admission requirements for the supplementary subject in question. You can familiarise yourself with the requirements on the Danish version of this page by clicking on Danish in the top right corner.

Read more about admission to supplementary subjects.

Academic regulations

As a student it is important to know the regulations for the chosen supplementary subject: what is the content, how is it structured and what does it require from you.

You can find this information in the academic regulation for the bachelor’s supplementary subject:


In the following graphical presentation of the subject you can see the different modules and courses that, in addition, link to the course catalogue where you can read the course descriptions.

Structure bachelor

Student life

In English

The teaching in European studies is conducted in English and consists of a combination of lectures and classroom lessons. You contribute actively to the teaching by means of oral and written contributions, and you are trained in disciplines such as teambuilding and negotiation techniques.

More than just (European) studies

The broad perspective and the unique interdisciplinary rigour of European Studies attract Danish as well as foreign students. Roughly half of our students come from different European countries or from countries in other parts of the world, contributing to a thriving, cosmopolitan atmosphere. Together with the master programs in European Studies, International Studies and International Global History, the elective subject in European Studies runs a Friday Bar providing an opportunity for socialising across disciplines and academic fields.


Student-to-student is your opportunity to ask questions being a student at the Faculty of Arts and about Aarhus and Denmark in general to another international student who has already taken the leap and now lives in Denmark and studies for his/her Master's degree at the Faculty of Arts.

You can read more about the student-to-student service and find the list of AU international student ambassadors at Arts here.


Job profile

With a supplementary subject in European studies, you are qualified to work in a national, European and international institution, organisation or company, and to communicate knowledge about European collaboration and integration in the education and media sectors, for example.


Competence profile

The supplementary subject in European studies provides you with the following skills:


  • Competence in identifying and understanding issues relating to European collaboration.
  • Ability to analyse issues involving European collaboration and integration.
  • Experience with interdisciplinary work methods.
  • Teambuilding and negotiation skills.
  • The ability to present academic material in an analytical and structured manner.
  • Intercultural skills.