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Hear from our students about why they chose to study on our BA European Studies and BA European Studies courses. 

Meet Christina: BA European Studies (Spanish)

Christina Anagnostopoulos graduated with a BA in European Studies (Spanish Pathway) in 2015. She is now working as a digital journalist for Thomson Reuters News Agency.

I decided to study European Studies – Spanish pathway because it offered me a combination of politics and policy, international relations, history, culture and languages. It offered me the foundations an international relations or politics degree would have given me, yet also had a cultural and linguistic offering that to me was a unique added bonus. 

I knew I wanted to study in central London, because of the cultural, political and international hub the city is.

Politically and culturally, the activities one can find, particularly as a student, are endless. From attending Parliament sessions to world-class theatre shows, to attending interesting and thought provoking lectures at King’s and other universities in the city. Few cities have so many interesting events made available to you every day of the week.

Christina, BA European Studies


 Student Christina

BA European Studies (French, German, Spanish)

Our BA in European Studies allows you to combine the study of a language with the politics, history and contemporary culture of France, Germany or Spain. No prior knowledge of German or Spanish is required for the ab initio version of these pathways, you will learn the language from scratch.

What is Christina doing now? 

Since graduating, I worked for nearly two years as a marketing and communications executive at a small international development consultancy in London, a job I heard of through an internship at an NGO I undertook during my final year. 

In 2017, I travelled to Mexico City for an incredible opportunity to work as a digital journalist for Thomson Reuters News Agency.

This city is immense and chaotic as well as buzzing and full of life, and this step has the added benefit that using the Spanish language is now crucial to my job.

My passion for journalism led me to launch a current affairs blog during university, and while I was at King’s I got very involved in editing and contributing to the KCL politics society magazine – all of which was great grounding for a job in news gathering.

Christina now works at Thomson Reuters in Mexico City, following her degree in BA European Studies


London: a global city

Studying on one of our undergraduate courses, you will be based in the centre of London, minutes away from the Houses of Parliament and you will interact with the political and cultural institutions of this global capital city.

St Paul's reflected in a window along the River Thames

Meet Elise: BA European Studies (German)

Studying in central London is definitely a great advantage for students interested in politics, diplomacy, and culture. There are many opportunities to attend talks and to go to interesting exhibitions. Moreover, being next to the City makes modules such as Politics of Money, Finance and Crisis even more interesting – we truly have the feeling to be at the centre of this international financial system.

Elise, BA European Studies (German)

Student Elise Lignieres

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