The European Studies Program (ESP) is an interdisciplinary program focusing on the study of European integration in the broadest sense, including politics, geography, history, culture, language, law and economics.
We offer an interdisciplinary Minor, General and a Concentration in Political Science for undergraduate students.
The Program is designed to meet the growing demand in British Columbia to understand the changes taking place in Europe, as well as complement other existing programs in BC and fill a gap in British Columbia's post-secondary education. The program strengthens BC-wide collaboration in European Studies and in particular the strategic partnership with the University of British Columbia (UBC), and Simon Fraser University (SFU) and their respective programs in this field.
- The Minor in European Studies is an interdisciplinary program offered by the Faculties of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Students may obtain this Minor together with an Honours or Major degree in any department in the faculties of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
- The General in European Studies in is an interdisciplinary program offered by the Faculties of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Students may obtain this General together with another General in any department in the faculties of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.
The European Studies Concentration is a specialisation in European Studies designed for Major and Honours students in Political Science who wish to graduate with a concentration in European Politics.
ESP offers two courses every year - EUS 300 and EUS 301. In addition to these courses, there are over 100 courses offered through 17 departments that have been pre-approved as European Studies course electives.
There is currently no graduate-level program offered in European Studies, but students in various UVic Faculties and Schools can choose a European related topic for their graduate dissertation. If you choose to do so, the European Studies Program can assist you by offering resources such as faculty referrals, office space, internships, involvement in conferences, and opportunities to study abroad.
In the past few years, numerous Master and Ph.D students in History, Political Science, Law and Public Administration chose courses and dissertations in the field of European Studies. Come visit us or view our list of associated faculty to find specialists in your area of study. For specific department admission deadlines and minimum admission requirements please go to the Office of Registrar and Enrolment Services
Internships & Exchanges
The European Studies Programs aims to assist students in finding suitable interships and exchange opportunities in Europe.
In collaboration with partner European universities and with International Exchange Student Services, we offer a variety of options for studying and working in Europe. For more information on how to get started, contact the European Studies Program coordinator to see how you can start exploring your options.
Wealth of Resources
Government Publications & Political Science Librarian, Caron Rollins, describes the wealth of academic resources available to European Studies students at UVic's McPherson Library
Dr. Stefan Seidendorf of the Franco-German Institute in Ludwigsburg, Germany is visiting UVic on January 24th and 25th and will be presenting two seminars: January 24th and 25th.
West Coast Model EU 2013
Applications for West Coast Model EU 2013 at the University of Washington are now open! Please send your CV and letter of intent to email@example.com by November 15th. If you would like to act as advisor on this trip, the deadline is October 20th.
More information, e-mail us or access the WCMEU 2013 website.
NEW EUS 100 COURSE - FALL 2012
European Studies is now available at the 100 course level. It is an introduction to European Studies and it is coming out very promising. This course is also part of our Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence curriculum.