European Studies

European Studies

European Studies - Bachelor's Programme

The language of instruction in this programme is Norwegian. Read more about the programme on the Norwegian website. 

Political, historical and linguistic-cultural proficiency and knowledge of the structure and function of societies in modern contemporary Europe are constantly more important in an international labour market.The bachelor's programme in European Studies provides its students with this competence.

About the programme

The bachelor's programme in European Studies is an interdisciplinary programme of study, which enables students to combine studies in foreign languages (English, French, German or Spanish) with courses in History and Political Science, as well as courses focusing on Europe and European integration.

Courses on Europe and processes of European integration provide insight into European relations, integration and the EU from the perspectives of disciplines such as political science, history and applied linguistics, as well as from different cultural fields of study. These courses aim to provide students with essential-analytical proficiency fundamental in understanding Europe and the EU.

Language competence is a sought-after commodity. The programme of study offers linguistic studies within English, French, German and Spanish. Great emphasis is put on providing students with a thorough grounding within the chosen language concerning the linguistics, literature and culture the European country where the language is spoken by the majority.

The courses in Introduction to Political Science provide students with the fundamental tools needed to understand political activity in societies and between societies, nationally as well as international. These courses offer introduction to various topics, such as international relations and comparative politics; political theory and political behaviour; and public policy and administration. Furthermore, the programme of study contains a course supplying students with an introduction to research methods in Social Sciences.

Moreover, the studies in language and Political Science are completed with an introduction to modern European history. This course provides a greater understanding of the emergence of European societies and of contemporary Europe, as well as the growth of EU into a collaborating organisation consisting of 27 European countries.

The courses focusing on Europe and the European integration unite the programme of study. These courses offer an interdisciplinary perspective on Europe concentrating on the functions of contemporary EU. All in whole, the programme of study provides students with a highly relevant competence on an increasingly integrated Europe, supplemented with a Scandinavian perspective.

The language of instruction in this programme is Norwegian

You have to meet the Norwegian language requirements, or have a Scandinavian language as your mother tongue, if you want to apply to any of NTNU’s degree programmes taught in Norwegian.

You also must meet the basic requirement for admission, and demonstrate that you meet the English language requirements.

The application deadline for the programme is April 15th. Students apply through Samordna Opptak.

The faculty of Humanities offer a wide range of courses taught in English in our various fields of studies, both at bachelor's and master's level.

You can contact us at or directly to the advisor for the study programme: Fredrik Berg

Contact information, Department of Historical and Classical Studies

Phone: +47  73 59 64 40



Visiting address:
Campus Dragvoll
Edvard Bulls vei 1
Building 6, level 4
Postal address:
Department of Historical Studies
NO-7491 Trondheim