Course code: EUHR12
Credits: 15
Programme affiliation: Part of Master of Arts Programme in European Studies

NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below was about autumn semester 2023.

Study period: autumn semester 2023
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2023-10-27 – 2024-01-14
Language of instruction: English

Introductory meeting: 2023-10-30 at 9:15 – 12:00

Teachers: Anamaria Dutceac Segesten, Mattias Nowak


The European Union (EU) has become almost synonymous with Europe itself. But is this unique form of political collaboration truly “united in diversity”, as its motto claims? The course examines the various fault lines within Europe, with a special focus on the contemporary, enlarged Union, and aims to highlight the relationship between various parts of the continent, separated along historical, cultural, religious, political, and strategic criteria. Old Europe can refer to the nucleus of the EU founding states, as much as to the core cultural points of the Western civilization. New Europe may include the new members of the EU since 2004 or refer to the entire stretch of the Union, which has been transformed in its entirety by the enlargement. Finally, Non Europe is both a contrast with the “outside” (EU’s neighbours, the other state and non-state actors in the international arena) and a definition of the “other within”, for example migrants or minority groups.

The course examines, theoretically and empirically, the significance of these divisions within contemporary Europe, their origins and raisons d’être, and the consequences they carry for the future of Europe as a region. Students are invited to engage in the academic debate about the future of Europe, by analyzing existing scenarios and creatively making their own contribution, based on scientific theories and arguments, to this discussion.


This course is not open as a freestanding course next semester. It can be open for application within a programme or for students in an exchange programme. Please ask your academic advisor for information.

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

Extended application deadline

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

First or Second Admission Round?

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions

European Studies

More about the subject, research, staff etc.

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