ECTS credits: 15
Programme affiliation: Part of Master of Arts Programme in European Studies
Type of studies: full time, day
Language of instruction: Swedish
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.
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 universityadmissions.se. 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.
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.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
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 universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.