Major Program Learning Goals
Students who complete the European Studies program from Amherst College will be able to:
- express themselves fluently and correctly in at least one language spoken in Europe, both orally and in writing; and preferably also have some fluency in a second language spoken in Europe;
- write and speak fluently and articulately in English, and employ a variety of rhetorical approaches and research methodologies in the analysis of a given text of cultural production;
- examine a significant portion of the European experience and seek to define those elements that have given European culture its unity and distinctiveness;
- demonstrate in-depth knowledge about aspects of European culture;
- know how to make an argument, orally and in writing, and support it effectively with evidence;
- think critically about the relationship between materials of cultural production (literature, performance, visual and media arts, music) and the history, politics, and context of their production;
- study European culture in an independent and interdisciplinary manner;
- pursue research with current research tools;
- focus their coursework and interests within the major on a particular field or a specific research question;
- prepare, develop, and complete an extended research project in the form of the senior thesis.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Arthurian Literature
- Renaissance to Revolution: Early Modern European Art and Architecture
- WWII in Euro Lit & Film
- Witches, Vampires and Other Monsters
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies History European Studies View 37 other Masters in European Studies in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Common Application, Coalition Application OR QuestBridge Application
- Amherst College Writing Supplement
- $65 Application Fee (non-refundable) or Fee Waiver (requested through Common Application, Coalition Application or Amherst's Quick Pass).
- School Report
- Secondary School Transcript
- Counselor Recommendation (College Counselor / Guidance Counselor)
- Two Teacher Recommendations (English, Math, Science, Social Studies or Foreign Language)
- Optional Standardized Test Results for the SAT or ACT (either self-reported or official scores).
- Early Decision Agreement (for ED applicants)
- First marking period grades from senior year (for ED applicants)
- Mid-Year School Report Form (as soon as first trimester/first semester grades are available)
- Mid-Year Transcript (as soon as first trimester/first semester grades are available)
International75800 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 75800 USD per year during 48 months.
National75800 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 75800 USD per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Amherst Center
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
Updated in the last 6 months
Check the official programme website for potential updates.