“European Studies” Undergraduate Programme


three years of post-secondary education


2 years

Course venue

Faculté des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines
39E, rue Camille-Guérin 
87036 Limoges cedex

Contact details

Nathalie Bernardie-Tahir
(0033) 555 43 56 39


« European Studies » is an interdisciplinary programme taught in English and focusing on European culture, history, institutions, economy and society. It includes classwork but also workshops and field trips in the Limousin region.

The teachers in this programme are all members of staff at the University of Limoges, from the Faculty of Arts (FLSH), the Law School (FDSE), or from the Art School (ENSA), and they are all specialists in their own fields. Courses take place at the Faculty of Arts

Number of ECTS credits: 32


It is open to:

  • all undergraduate students of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Limoges who are in their 2nd or 3rd year
  • international students spending one or two semesters at the University of Limoges. There are no extra fees to pay for these courses.

All students, whether from Limoges or exchange students, have two options:

  • either follow the whole programme: two 24-hour modules every semester for 2 years or, for the international students spending only one year in Limoges, four 24-hour modules every semester. Students who follow the whole programme and are successful in their exams will then be awarded a diploma in European Studies (D.U. “European Studies”), worth 32 ECTS for international students.
  • or choose some of the modules, or parts of the modules:
    > students from Limoges will have to check if the modules are part of the list of optional courses – OSMP – offered by their department
    > exchange students can choose whatever courses they wish

Campus France

The University of Limoges belongs to the agency Campus France and the facility CEF (Centre pour les Études en France). International students who live abroad (outside the EU, excluding BGE/BGF [holders of scholarships awarded by the French government and foreign countries, respectively]), wishing to pursue their studies in Limoges, must file their applications with the agency Campus France. A Centre pour les Études en France exists in the following countries: Algeria, Argentina, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Comores, Gabon, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Japan, Lebanon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Republic of Congo, Russia, Senegal, South Korea, Syria (suspended), Taiwan, Tunisia, United States, Vietnam. The procedure is dematerialised: for more information, please click on the link below.

Campus France website

Organisation of the curriculum

Second year / autumn semester (48h)

1. European Economic and judicial perspectives (24h) 4 ECTS

  • European institutions (12h)
  • An economic approach to Europe (12h)

2. European nature and landscapes (24h) 4 ECTS

  • Nature and lanscapes : a european perspectivce (24h)

Second year / spring semester (48h)

1. The idea of Europe (24h) 4 ECTS

  • History of the idea of Europe in Europe and in the world (12h)
  • Great Britain and Europe  (12h)

2. Migrants and minorities in Europe (24h) 4 ECTS

  • European minorities in Europe (12h)
  • Migrants and migrations in Europe (12h)


Third year / autumn semester (48h)

1. European historical and artistic heritage (24h) 4 ECTS

  • European art -12h)
  • Americans and France from Jefferson to Josephine Baker (12h)

2. European litterature and cinema (24h) 4 ECTS

  • European litterature and cinema masterworks (24h)

Third year / spring semester (48h)

1. European media (24h) 4 ECTS

  • European press review (24h)

2. European popular cultures (24h) 4 ECTS

  • European sociology of culture (12h)