The interdisciplinary masters program East European Studies develops competencies relating to East Central, Southeast, and Eastern Europe. The two-year course of study empowers graduates, as knowledgeable and practice-oriented East European experts, to careers in academia as well as many different professional fields.
The degree program builds on a first university degree (B.A. or equivalent qualification) and is designed primarily for students with a first degree in political science, sociology, cultural studies, literature, history, law, or economics. Students have the opportunity to deepen their previous specialization in an Eastern Europe-focused core discipline and to supplement it with other disciplines. The program also includes a practice-oriented project module and an internship.
The aim of the masters program is to provide the academic basis and practical experience to later be applied as an East Europe expert in the areas named above.
The masters program was accredited unconditionally by the Central Evaluation and Accreditation Agency (Zentrale Evaluations- und Akkreditierungsagentur) Hannover in November 2005.
Study begins: every winter semester
Study duration: 4 semesters
Tuition fees: There is no tuition fee for the masters program East European Studies. The Freie Universität Berlin’s general immatriculation fees apply.
The Master of Arts in East European Studies is concerned with the research oriented analysis of the developments in South-Eastern, Eastern and Central Europe. Students receive the opportunity approach the complex subject of Eastern European research from different perspectives.
First, they gain introductory and in-depth knowledge in at least one of the five disciplines offered at the Institute for Eastern European studies: history, sociology, culture, politics, or economics.
On the other hand, the students look also closely into interdisciplinary issues of regional studies. Research is focused on contemporary issues, as related to the transformation processes in Eastern Europe and their historical, political and economic backgrounds. Additional focus is on cultural issues as well as on the study of ethno-national conflicts in Eastern Europe.
Detailed information about this course of study can be found on the website of the Masters Program East European Studies.
Contact: Maria Polugodina (email@example.com) Program Coordinator for Applicants to the Master of Arts East European Studies