European Studies

European Studies takes a wide-ranging interdisciplinary and intercultural approach to the study of Europe. From Douro to the Don, from Tromsø to Tripoli, you’ll examine European developments from the Middle Ages to the present day. You can study Europe in general or focus your studies on a specific country. Course work in European Studies will expose you to the history, society and languages of the European continent.

Career Options in European Studies

This list is not exhaustive but provides an idea of the options graduates have and what they have gone on to do. Some options are more directly associated with a European Studies degree than others.

  • Advertising Consultant
  • Archivist
  • Author
  • Biographer
  • Community Worker
  • Cultural Interpreter
  • Curator
  • Diplomatic Services
  • Editor/Publisher
  • Entrepreneur
  • Event Coordinator
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Foreign Language Librarian
  • Foreign Service Worker
  • Freelance Writer
  • Government Administrator
  • Historian
  • Historical Site Guide
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • International Lawyer
  • Journalist
  • Legal Secretary
  • Marketing
  • Media Correspondent
  • Non-profit Administrator
  • Policy Advisor
  • Politician
  • Press Agent
  • Professor
  • Radio Host
  • Speech Writer
  • Teacher
  • Travel Agent

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.