This is an American degree, four years in length (see the 'structure' tab for more information).
The European Studies major explores the distinctive character and culture of Europe in three areas:
This is a multi-disciplinary programme that will encourage you to relate and integrate the different strands of the degree to gain an overview of the nature of Europe.
The course is aimed at students with international interests and awareness, who are seeking to become global citizens.
Proficiency in one of the major Western European languages (French, German, Italian or Spanish) is required.
Europe is a major area of political, economic and cultural activity, with a rich cultural heritage, that is increasingly regarded as an integrated unit on the global stage.
You will become familiar with the distinctive features of Europe’s history and politics, its commerce and media, and its contribution to the arts, literature and ideas.
Europeans and non-Europeans alike will gain insight from this programme.
You will gain a range of transferrable skills, developed across a variety of subject areas.
You will have the potential for a stimulating careers in fields such as government departments and agencies, public administration, and international organisations, including the voluntary or non-government sectors. You could also consider fields such as journalism and the media.
This is an American degree, four years in length, which allows you to focus on a main interest while at same time offering a breadth and depth to your studies.
The degree has four components: general education, a major, a minor and elective modules. You must complete a minimum of 128 credit hours across the degree components.
Your major is your primary area of academic specialisation, in this case European Studies. It is possible to complete a double major. The flexibility of our course structure allows you to adjust your studies up to the end of your second year.
Global Citizenship Programme
You must successfully complete a general education programme, which is designed to give breadth to your degree (see below).
You have a choice of elective modules to complete the required 128 credit hours of your BA.
You may elect to complete an approved minor in an area of study different from your major. A minor is a lesser concentration in a given subject area. You may declare a minor at any time during your degree. You have the option of selecting up to two minors.
A minimum of 18 credit hours must be completed in a single discipline in order to receive a minor. We offer the following minors:
From 2015 all new students will follow the Global Citizenship Programme (GCP), which is being phased in to replace the previous General Education Programme.
The GCP amounts to 30 credit hours of your degree total.
You will take a common First Year Seminar and a Keystone Seminar.
In addition, you will choose a minimum of eight courses (modules) to cover the following knowledge and skills areas:
ISTL 4510 European Studies Overview
You will choose four modules from each of the following groups:
European History and Politics
HIST 2000 Social History (The Making of London)
HIST 2280 History of England
HIST 4200 Advanced Studies in European History
POLT 2250 Politics in the Industrialised world: the UK
POLT 3400 Comparative Politics
Commerce and Communications
BUSN 1200 Introduction to Business
BUSN 4650 International Business
ECON 4720 International Trade and Finance
HIST 3100 Diplomatic History
INTL 2030 International Law
MEDC 3260 International Communications
MNGT 3320 Business Law International
MNGT 4330 International Marketing
European Arts and Expression
ARHS 3110 Early Renaissance Art
ARHS 3250 Modern Art
ENGL 2110 Perspectives
ENGL 2210 Literature into Film
ENGL 4150 Shakespeare I
ENGL 4160 Shakespeare II
MUSC 1050 Introduction to Music Appreciation
THEA 3040 Topics in Theatre: Contemporary London Theatre
You will be required to demonstrate proficiency in one of the major Western European languages: French, German, Italian or Spanish, over the course of your studies.
Fees Spring 2015
Annual tuition fee: £15,045 *
Tuition fee per term: £7,522.50 *
Summer session classes per credit hour: £496
Registration fee: £420 (refundable)
Non-EU Advance deposit: £730 (refundable)
Alumni Fee: £360
* This fee is based on a standard credit load of 12-18 credits. Additional credits taken will be charged at the Summer credit rate.
Applicants must provide evidence of successful completion of 12 years of schooling, with a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 in the American High School grading system or equivalent. This is calculated on a scale of 0-4, with a 2.5 roughly equivalent to a C+/B-.
Acceptable qualifications include:
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Please see the Home Office website for further information: https://www.gov.uk/government/world-location-news/changes-to-english-language-certification-for-visa-applications--3
Therefore, if you are relying on an ETS / TOEFL certificate for Visa purposes please be aware that you will now need to take an alternative English proficiency test.
We will continue to accept the following English language proficiency tests:
If you have taken and submitted the TOEFL test as part of your admissions application, or have any questions in relation to the above, please do not hesitate to make contact with our Admissions team to seek further advice and support.
For those applicants whose mother tongue is not English, we require a recent pass in any of the following qualifications:
Please note that the above list is not exhaustive; for more information about other accepted English language qualifications, please contact us.
Please also note that you may be exempt from taking an English language test if the last three years of your full-time education have been taught completely in English.
Students who require an international student visa to study in the UK and whose native language is not English, are also be required to meet specific grade requirements and conditions of study as stipulated by the UK Border Agency (UKBA). Please check their website for current information: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk
On-campus diagnostic test
If you live in London, or are able to visit us, we can offer you a free English diagnostic test.
This test is offered through Regent's Institute of Languages & Culture and should be arranged in advance. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only. For more information, or to arrange a test, please contact us: email@example.com
Applying to study at RUL is a quick and easy process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.
Step 1 Apply
Please complete an application form. You can apply in the following ways:
Once you have completed the application form, you should send us the following supporting documents; these can be sent to us via email/post/fax:
Step 2 Making an offer
We will assess whether you meet our minimum entry requirements and will make you an offer by both email and post, or notify you that you have been unsuccessful.
If you have completed your education and have met all the entry requirements, you will be sent an unconditional offer. If you still have to finish your exams, or have yet to submit supporting documentation, you will be issued a conditional offer.
You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.
Step 3 Accepting the offer
If you wish to accept the offer you must:
Please note, while there is no formal deadline to pay your registration fee or non-EU advance deposit, if you need to apply for an international student visa to study in the UK, then we recommend that you pay these as soon as possible.
Please see here for information on how to pay.
Step 4 Full acceptance and visa
On receipt of your acceptance we will issue the final set of documentation and, where needed, the relevant visa support documentation. To find out if you need a student visa please consult the section titled ‘Studying in the United Kingdom’ on the UK Border Agency website: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk (please note it is your own responsibility to arrange the appropriate visa).
Transfer of credits
Transfer applicants must complete their applications by submitting all the supporting documentation required from freshman applicants.
If you have completed fewer than 30 credit hours or equivalent at your current institution we will need your official high school transcript in addition to your current undergraduate transcript.
If you have completed 30 or more credit hours, or equivalent, we only require your official undergraduate transcripts.
Once we have received your complete application, and if you have been accepted for admission, we will advise you on the number of credits you will be able to transfer towards your degree.
Note: Changes will be made from October 2014 which affect our scholarship offering. Please check the website after 20 September for details.
A scholarship of up to 50% of your tuition fees, awarded to students with strong academic achievements and potential. Available for specific programmes; please refer to the list below.
Bursaries are closed for applications for September 2014 intake. Please visit the website in October 2014, for information on how you can apply for a bursary for September 2015 intake. If you have any questions regarding bursaries please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of its public benefit commitment, the University wants to ensure that no student is deterred from applying to Regent’s University London because of financial difficulties. As such, each year the University offers a number of means-tested bursaries for full-time study on undergraduate programmes.
US Financial Aid
Financial aid for US-passport holders following our US-accredited programmes.
We emphasise the active relation between theory and practice. You will be taught by academic staff who have links with industry and the professions: for example, art historians are involved in curating exhibitions, theatre teachers who act and direct, and journalism teachers who write.
Some of our courses encourage trips outside of the campus. If you have a condition that affects your mobility you are advised to contact the Disability Officer.
Regent’s University London has no connection with Regent University of Virginia USA
Last updated: 28 August 2014
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