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European Studies-Politics, Societies and Cultures, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #1041 (BCR) Malmö, Sweden
The European Studies-Politics, Societies and Cultures programme offered by Malmö University is a truly international and interdisciplinary education that prepares students for the challenges that face Europe in the early 21st century. It introduces a variety of disciplines on Europe, combining theories and insights from political science, history, geography, law, culture and literature.
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We are the first generation in hundreds of years to have grown up in a Europe without war. At the same time, the early 21st century has seen new divisions and constellations that challenge the accepted European order of the last sixty years. There has never been a better time to study European Studies and gain an understanding of the continent’s history, identity and politics.

The field of European Studies-Politics, Societies and Cultures at Malmö University combines perspectives, theories and issues from political science, history, geography, law, culture and literature studies. Europe is complex – and it plays an increasingly important role in our lives. In order to fully understand Europe and the European Union, more than one national or scientific perspective is required. This 3 year bachelor programme provides you with a multidisciplinary approach to Europe in an international setting.

  • What makes European Studies unique?

The European Studies-Politics, Societies and Cultures programme from Malmö University is built to give students a real experience of European mobility together with historical perspectives and knowledge about how the EU functions. The purpose of the education is to give you a European competence, with focus on critical reflection. Courses combine humanities with social science in an attempt to provide understanding of this continent, with its changes and diversities. Thus, you achieve a practical, as well as a more comprehensive, competence that prepares you for future challenges in Europe.

  • What career will I be prepared for?

This programme is ideal for those seeking to launch or advance a career in regional and national administrations, the various EU institutions, or elsewhere in the private, public and voluntary spheres that seek people with knowledge and understanding of European institutions, politics and societies. It also provides a solid foundation for further studies at the Master’s level.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • European Studies: Europe as a Field of Knowledge and Europe as an Idea
  • European Studies: Organizing European Space – From Early Modern Europe to the European Union
  • European Studies: Historical and Institutional Perspectives on the European Union
  • European Studies: European Union Law
  • European Studies: The European Union as a Global Actor
  • European Studies: European Political Cultures
  • European Studies: Research Methods and Minor Thesis

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • General entry requirements + Civics 1b / 1a1 +1a2. Or: Civics A, English B.
  • For Swedish Upper Secondary Grades merit rating will be calculated according to Områdesbehörighet 6/A6


  • final grades 66% national university aptitude test 34%

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7536 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22621 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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Full tuition Fee: 235,000 SEK

Living costs for Malmö

  • 7318 - 11470 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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