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The study programme focuses on a wide range of courses such as European Politics, History, Law, Foreign Languages, Business and Communication. The programme is fully taught in English.
The European Studies study programme starts with a foundation programme that covers the courses, areas and skills a European Professional should know. This foundation programme will be also continued in year two. Example of subjects that you will have during this first year are: Intercultural Communication, European Law and Politics, Marketing, Culture, IT, Research, etc.
Languages and Culture
A solid knowledge of several languages in essential for a European professional. This is why you will study three European languages during our programme. The first obligatory language is English. As your second and third foreign language you will choose two languages from French, German or Spanish. If you choose Spanish as your third foreign language, no prior knowledge of the Spanish language is required. Foreign students will take a course of basic Dutch as well.
We have taken a pratical, hands-on approach for the language training. After completing the European Studies programme, you will be able to express yourself fluently, both orally and in writing, in the languages that you have chosen. In addition, every language course also discusses the culture in the areas in which this language is spoken. Doing business with a Frenchman or negotioting with an Englishman, it makes a world of difference!
As you will also be trained in conducting presentations, debating, interviewing and (copy)writing, your communicative skills will reach a very high level. You will also develop your social skills because of the many group assignments in the European Studies programme. The curriculum offers a well balanced mix of lectures, group activities, project work and individual assignments.
In your third year of studies, you participate in an international study exchange at one of our many partner universities abroad. This study abroad semester greatly contributes to the development of your international orientation.
In order to enable you to take part in these exchanges, Zuyd University has signed many bilateral agreements with partner universities in the European Union and Turkey. Zuyd University also participates in the Magellan Exchange programme, a consortium of EU and US/Mexican universities. As a result of these agreements, students can study abroad without paying extra tuition fees to the foreign university.
In the fourth and final year of the study programme, the students of European Studies are to take part in an internship. You will work on a practical assignment or a research project (or a combination of these) under the supervision of the company or organisation concerned. These assignments and/or research projects should have an international dimension, which requires a strong theoretical basis.
Generally speaking, the work placement will take about 18 weeks, in the period of mid-February - end of June. The average workload is 720 hours (18 weeks of 40 hours), plus 92 hours for preparation, reporting and evaluation. The internship is to reflect the specific profile of one of the streams chosen by the students (or a combination). The internship can take place abroad or at an international company or institution in The Netherlands.
Students of European Studies have worked for i.e. the Euregion Meuse Rhine, The European Journalism Center, Interreg III projects like the Flood Awareness and Prevention Project, the Regional Centre of Expertise for Sustainable Development Rhine Meuse, Maastricht University, the European Parliament and many other organisations.
After completing this study programme, you will have a Bachelor’s degree in European Studies.
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