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European Studies

Immerse yourself in Europe's politics to learn about its history, culture and economics. Compare European and Canadian systems for a deeper understanding of both. Explore Europe through the I-Witness Holocaust Field School and the European Union Study Tour.

Quick facts

Program options:
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:


  • Government or public administrator
  • International development coordinator
  • Political aide
  • Public policy analyst


This program can be added to your primary degree as a minor, enabling you to broaden your studies. You can declare your minor after one or more years of full-time study at UVic.

Your academic advisor can help you plan your courses to ensure you meet the requirements of both your major and minor programs.

English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

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