MA in Black Sea Cultural Studies – Next Intake October 2012
The specialised Masters Programme “MA in Black Sea Cultural Studies” is based on an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the history and culture of the Black Sea region. The programme aims at providing an in-depth knowledge of the historical and geopolitical background as well as a good command of the contemporary issues concerning the Black Sea countries and their cultures. The programme provides specialised taught courses in demanding areas of interest such as Archaeology, History, Ethnography, Historical Geography, Art, Religion, Mythology, Politics, Diplomacy and Economy. The student concludes his/her studies with the preparation of a Master's dissertation.
The MA in Black Sea Cultural Studies is addressed to graduates of various academic backgrounds including Archaeology, History, Social Anthropology, Ethnography, Sociology, Art History, Political Sciences, Economics, International Relations.
The MA (full-time) is a one-year programme comprised of three parts over three semesters. It is taught mainly on weekdays over three-hour teaching periods. The first two semesters cover the core and elective modules of the programme. Each teaching semester comprises 13 teaching weeks followed by a 10-day exam period.
The Black Sea region, with its special geophysical and cultural characteristics, is regaining significance as a geopolitical region between Europe and Asia. The region continues to be one of the great international gateways, of considerable importance for Europe as well as for Asia and the East. Over recent decades, research institutions and university departments all over the world have promoted research programmes focusing on this region of such rich scientific material.
The knowledge and the interpretation of the historical and cultural data of this region, an area of accelerating political and economic importance, offers a distinguished specialization of direct relevance and importance both in scientific research and to the realities of business and politics in the region in current times.
The structure of the programme:
The Master’s Programme “MA in Black Sea Cultural Studies” promotes learning and teaching characterised by a diversity of teaching methods. The full-time programme covers three semesters, of which the first two are taken up with taught modules and the third is dedicated to the master’s dissertation. The nine taught modules include two core and seven elective modules.
This Master’s Progamme will give you the opportunity to study in an international environment given the multi-national mix of our students.. Moreover, Thessaloniki itself is a multicultural student metropolis throbbing with life. Cultural events and festivals take place throughout the year: Cinema and Documentary Festivals, Contemporary Art Biennale, Photography Biennale, music festivals…and so much more.
The International Hellenic University
The International Hellenic University is a public university founded in 2005 and based in Thessaloniki, in Greece. It is the first public university where programmes are taught exclusively in English.
Its strategic mission is threefold:
Provide research and education that meet the needs of the international community.
Enhance understanding of the economic, socio-political and technological issues facing the societies we serve, through teaching and research of the highest academic standard.
Create an international and diverse student and faculty community to foster greater understanding between cultures and nations.
We draw from, and build upon, the uniqueness of our multicultural student body while preparing students for the challenges of a rapidly changing global society.
Academic in charge: Dr. Manolis Manoledakis
Contact person for more information:
Programme manager| School of Humanities
14th km. Thessaloniki - N. Moudania
57001 Thermi - Thessaloniki - Greece
+ 30 2310 807 529 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the website at http://www.hum.ihu.edu.gr
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