This major is intended to equip students with an understanding of European integration, while inspiring them to re-imagine "Europe" and its future by studying Europe's past – in depth and in breadth. It features courses on big themes such as democracy, totalitarianism, geopolitics, and diplomacy, the making of the global economy and the fallout from European empires, as well as focused topics in the history of Central and Eastern Europe, Balkan countries, and the Mediterranean and other seas.
The second semester study trip is an integral part of the academic programme, participation is obligatory and students are expected to attend all related conferences and activities. It counts for 2 ECTS.
Students must take 7 courses from the list of core and specialist courses.