Faculty of Arts
European Studies
Offered As: Major Minor
URL: https://europe.hku.hk/programme.html https://europe.hku.hk/programme.html
*Open to students of other Faculties:
Credits: 72 36
What is it about? The European Studies Programme is an interdisciplinary area studies programme which focuses on European politics and governance, history and culture, Europe's economy and its role in the world, as well as its intellectual tradition, philosophy, and literature. The programme provides a comprehensive and holistic introduction to Europe and the European tradition. This programme is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop their expertise on European affairs, acquire sound knowledge of key developments in human history and institutions that emanated from Europe, critically reflect on the contemporary challenges Europe faces, assess the changing ways how Europe has engaged with the world including Asia and China, and analyze and apply the ideas and philosophical traditions that emerge out of Europe. The focus is on interdisciplinary learning. There is also a language requirement which enables students to become conversant in one European language of their choice, thereby allowing for a more concise appreciation of the culture and society of one particular European country.
Offering Faculty/ Department/ School/Institute School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC)

Pre-requisite requirements and/or other conditions for declaring the major/minor Major:
Two language core courses at introductory level totaling 12 credits


For details, please check with SMLC.
Career opportunities For further information, please check with SMLC, Faculty or CEDARS (Careers & Placement).
Further information http://www.europe.hku.hk/
Contact T: 3917 2000
E: smlc@hku.hk
* Note: Students pursuing curricula with major / minor programme(s) must complete at least one major programme from their home Faculties upon graduation. Disclaimer: The information mainly applies to students admitted in 2023-24 and thereafter. For students from different cohorts, the information is only for reference. Please check with Faculty/offering department for details. The pre-requisite requirements / conditions are subject to changes by Faculties from time to time, and students are advised to check with their Faculty Office in case of doubt.