There has never been a more crucial time to study Europe. Seen by some as the next superpower and by others as a continent in decline, at Essex we take an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to the study of Europe. We combine subjects from across the humanities and social sciences to investigate and debate a topic that is of vital importance to the future of both the UK and the entire world. Combining European studies with politics achieves a powerful understanding of the economic, legal and sociological context of Europe. You spend your third year at a European university of your choice, so that you can truly explore and become immersed in European culture.