Master’s Degree Program:
*Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies* on Eastern Europe at the Giessen Center for Eastern European Studies (GiZo)
Since winter semester 2007/2008, the Giessen Center for Eastern European Studies (GiZo) at the Justus-Liebig-University in Giessen (Germany) offers a Master’s Program: Interdisciplinary Studies on Eastern Europe. The center has enriched its variety of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree courses with a program which equips students with the competence to professionally analyze, reflect upon and evaluate political, legal, economical and cultural trends and developments in the region of Eastern Europe.
The Master’s Program Interdisciplinary Studies on Eastern Europe is characterized by:
- an early acquaintance with interdisciplinary Eastern European research, beginning at the very start of the program
- career-oriented and practical training through projects and internships
- research and teaching covering all the regions of Eastern Europe
- the combination of Eastern European Studies with Turkic Studies and the discussion of the Turkic regions’ place in Europe
- a broad historical focus in teaching on Eastern Europe from the Ages up to the 21st century.
The program includes a major (50 CP) (Slavic Studies or History of Eastern Europe) and two minors (20 CP each) in one of the following disciplines: Slavic Studies, History of Eastern Europe, Turkic Studies, Law, Political Science or Economics. The Program concludes with a Master’s thesis (30 CP) based on the major, but may also include additional interdisciplinaries. In most cases, the language of instruction is German.
Students with a relevant Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent university degree (first class or upper-second) are admitted to the Master’s degree program. A degree is considered relevant if the former course of studies imparted knowledge in the Master’s major with at least 20 CP and in one of the minors with 10 CP. Admittance also depends on language skills. In order to study the major Slavic Studies, students must have a very good command of a Slavic language; in order to study History of Eastern Europe, a very good command of an Eastern European language is required.
The deadline for applications has been extended until July 15, 2009.
You find more information on the GiZo course offer, hints for the application procedure as well as academic organization and first orientation in Giessen on the Website of the Giessen Center for Eastern European Studies: www.uni-giessen.de/gizo.
Gießener Zentrum Östliches Europa
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