The purpose of our undergraduate programme is to provide students with a sophisticated understanding of contemporary European politics. The programme places an emphasis in year one on achieving a grounding of European politics rooted in history, but in year 2 and 3 shifts the focus to political science perspectives and widens the choice of modules available for students to deepen their knowledge in particular areas. The BA in European Politics is comprised of 360 credits in total, studied over three years. Students take 120 credits each year. In addition, they are permitted to take 30 optional credits in languages at the Modern Language Centre.
Our undergraduate programmes in the Department of European & International Studies at King’s provides an ideal grounding for a wide-range of careers, including in EU institutions and national government, but also journalism, public relations and consultancies for various kinds. BA European Politics: We expect graduates to pursue varied career trajectories within national governments, European and international institutions, news media and public relations, non-governmental organisations or consultancies of various kinds. BA European Studies: Graduates from the BA in European Studies have taken up posts with the Foreign Office, with leading financial institutions, with cultural organisations or with lobbying firms at the European Commission. Others have worked in public and private agencies and think-tanks in the UK, as well as further afield in countries ranging from Bosnia to Japan. Many students have undertaken work placements in the media, working for the French newspaper Liberation, the Franco-German TV station Arte and for Radio-France International.