UBC's Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies is your gateway to the cultures and languages of some of Europe's most dynamic regions. Our degree programs create opportunities to apply your newly developed skills in public and private sector jobs both within Canada and abroad.
Our Minor in Scandinavian Studies allows you to supplement your major field of study with courses that focus on one of the most vibrant and innovative regions in Europe. The Vikings, Nordic design, immigration, and diplomacy are only a few that add to the complex image of this dynamic region. We offer language study in Danish and Swedish as well as courses on literature, film, and culture.
Our Slavic Program offers a Russian Minor: Graduates with this specialization are accepted into many graduate programs. Typically, our students aim for academic careers and choose either a graduate program in Russian, Comparative Literature, or Modern European Studies. Other career choices for our graduates include journalism, politics, government jobs, as well as careers in broadcasting, translation, or international agencies.
Our German Program offers a German Major, a German Minor and a German Studies Minor. German is one of the world’s major languages with approximately 100 million native speakers and a further 20 million non-native speakers. As the second most spoken language within the European Union, German provides access to the European business and professional community, including opportunities in such diverse fields as international commerce, publishing, journalism, translation and tourism. Moreover, it is the second most commonly employed language within science and engineering.