In the one-year Master’s programme East European Studies you develop a thorough understanding of the history of Eastern European countries (including Russia), and insight into recent developments in the region.
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Europe’s vast and open border region in the East – from Poland and the Balkans to the Urals and the Caucasus – has been the bedrock of some of the most radical transformations and dramatic conflicts that have shaped the modern era. The one-year Master's in East European Studies offers you a fascinating, research-oriented journey into the politics and culture of this region in the 20th and 21st centuries. You will explore the relationship between East and West, popular culture and everyday life and the interplay between power centres and peripheries. You will zoom in on nation-building and conflicts in sub-regions like the Caucasus, Ukraine/Crimea, or the Balkans, and on the relationship between nationalism and political Islam or Christian Orthodoxy.
Unique programme in the Netherlands
Collaboration with the Dutch Institute in St Petersburg
International staff and fellow students from all over the world
Founded in 1948, the Master's programme now welcomes students from around the world and offers a unique opportunity for rigorous interdisciplinary training in East European studies:
After completing this Master's programme you will have acquired an in-depth knowledge of Eastern Europe. There is a high demand for specialist in European institutions, national governments, the media and the national or European business community.
As a student in the Master’s programme in East European Studies you are expected to have the following knowledge, insight and skills:
Skills in Eastern European languages are a welcome asset, but not a prerequisite.
East European Studies is an accredited degree programme of European Studies. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in European Studies and the title Master of Arts (MA).
|Degree programme||MA European Studies|
|Credits||60 ECTS, 12 months|
|Language of instruction||English|