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European Studies at Kent gives you the opportunity to study the politics, history and culture of Europe in the nearest UK city to continental Europe. We call ourselves the UK's European university, not only because of our proximity to the continent but also because of our extensive network of connections and partnerships in Europe.
We offer programmes in European Studies and one of the major European languages offered to degree level at Kent: French, German, Italian and Spanish, or a combination of two languages. All of our programmes include a year abroad in another European country either studying at one of our partner universities or working
The ability to speak another European language is a key asset in the global employment market, and many employers view a graduate with overseas study experience as more employable.
Recent graduates have gone into areas such as politics both in the UK national and local government and Europe, the media, consultancy, teaching, marketing and financial services. Many also went on to postgraduate study.
In the National Student Survey 2013, French was ranked 9th for student satisfaction. And Modern languages were ranked 14th for student satisfaction in The Guardian University Guide 2014.
Detailed Course FactsApplication deadline You are advised to apply as early as possible Tuition fee
- GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
- GBP 12450 Year (Non-EEA)
Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
You spend a year abroad between Stages 2 and 3, studying at one of our partner universities in Paris, Grenoble, Lille, Lausanne (French), Berlin or Potsdam (German), Siena or Turin (Italian), and Madrid or Barcelona (Spanish), or working as an English language assistant or in approved employment. Students on the European Studies programmes with French are eligible to compete for an internship in Brussels. Credits from your year abroad count towards your final degree.
Teaching & Assessment
Most of the modules involve a combination of lectures, seminars, contact with a native speaker and individual study in our computer-assisted language learning laboratory.
Modules taken at Stage 1 are assessed either by 100% coursework or a 50:50 combination of coursework and examination. At Stages 2 and 3, depending on the modules you select, assessment varies from 100% coursework (extended essays or dissertation), to a combination of examination and coursework, usually in the ratio 50:50.
English Language Requirements
IELTS band : 6.5
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test.
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications, typical requirements are listed below, students offering alternative qualifications should contact the Admissions Office for further advice. It is not possible to offer places to all students who meet this typical offer/minimum requirement.
- A level
ABB including B in at least one of French, German, Italian or Spanish
- Access to HE Diploma
The University of Kent will not necessarily make conditional offers to all access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If an offer is made candidates will be required to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma)
The university will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF;OCR) on a case by case basis please contact us via the enquiries tab for further advice on your individual circumstances.
- International Baccalaureate
34 points overall or 16 at HL including one of French, German, Italian or Spanish 5 at SL
The University receives applications from over 140 different nationalities and consequently will consider applications from prospective students offering a wide range of international qualifications. Our International Development Office will be happy to advise prospective students on entry requirements.
No work experience is required.
- Academic Excellence Scholarship
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
- Access Bursary
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
- Alumni Bursary
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Kent.