Bachelor’s Degree Programmes in European Studies

The 'European Studies' programmes at Saarland University offer students the opportunity to study Europe in an interdisciplinary, future-focused way that is unique in Germany.

Europe has always played a key role at Saarland University, both in its history and in current teaching and research activities. In 2020, Saarland University was recognized as a 'European University' by the European Commission with its project Transform4Europe .

If you want to understand and reflect on European issues across disciplines and study a multifaceted and future-focused subject, this degree programme might be right for you.

You can choose between three areas of specialization.

    One Europe, many possibilities!

    European Studies: Geographies of Europe

    Europe and the European Union develop at different speeds and are characterized by spatial inequalities, which correlates with political, social, economic, ecological, and other consequences. The programme 'European Studies: Geographies of Europe' approaches today's Europe from a perspective characterized by spatial/regional science.

    European Studies: Geographies of Europe

    European Studies: Modern and Contemporary History

    The Bachelor’s degree programme 'European Studies: Modern and Contemporary History' focuses on Europe’s modern and contemporary history. In addition to looking into Europe’s past, the programme also focuses on how Europe is currently perceived in the world.

    European Studies: Modern and Contemporary History

    European Studies: Comparative Literature

    The Bachelor’s degree programme 'European Studies: Comparative Literature' is concerned with European literature, film, theatre and other media. Cultures shape how Europe is perceived in the world; and this perception of Europe has been reflected in literature and the arts ever since antiquity. The programme focuses on the different forms of cultural exchange within Europe. However, it also aims at examining interrelations between European and non-European literatures and media.

    European Studies: Comparative Literature


    As a result, graduates from the degree programmes can go on to study for a wide range of interesting Master's degree programmes, but they are also well qualified to enter the job market immediately after obtaining their Bachelor’s degree.

    Application is always possible for the winter semester.

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    innovative, interdisciplinary, international

    A unique way to study Europe: The degree programmes in European Studies are composed of an interdisciplinary core area, which is identical for all students, and a subject-specific focus. During your studies, you will deepen your skills of foreign European languages, spend a compulsory stay abroad and undertake a Europe-related internship, all of which will allow you to gain practical intercultural experience.

    Excellent conditions for studying and teaching

    Saarland University is a higher education institution with official quality assurance accreditation. Its quality management system allows Saarland University to ensure good conditions for studying and teaching across all disciplines. The degree programmes in European Studies have gone through the quality review process and have been audited and accredited by internal and external experts in accordance with the relevant quality criteria.


    Contact and information

    CEUS | Cluster for European Research
    Study coordinator responsible for 'European Studies

    Elisabeth Marx M. A.
    Campus C5 3, Room 2.14
    66123 Saarbrücken

    Telephone: +49 (0)681 302 4071
    Email: europastudium(at)

    Office hours:
    Please make an appointment via email
    Open consultation hour via MS teams: Friday, 10 to 11 a.m.
    Please register in advance for the consultation hour by  email .
    You can also make an appointment outside of the specified office hours.


    Course and programme advisers

    Programme adviser responsible for 'European Studies: Geographies of Europe'
    Dr. Ines Funk

    Programme advisers responsible for 'European Studies: Modern and Contemporary History'
    Dr. Rainer Möhler

    Jasmin Nicklas M. A.

    Programme adviser responsible for 'European Studies: Comparative Literature'
    Dr. Claudia Schmitt

    Central Student Advisory Service
    Contact person: Peter Hell M. A.