Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in South-Eastern European Studies
The master’s programme comprises 120 ECTS credits, which corresponds to a minimum period of study of four semesters or two years. At least 30 ECTS credits (1 semester) have to spent at one of the international partner universities
The program offers the excellent opportunity to combine a high level university education with a unique experience in and of different social, cultural and academic environments in the heart of Europe.
The character of the joint degree makes it possible for students to design their study according to their specific interests as well as to remain flexible once on their way to the degree.
The mission of the Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in Southeastern European Studies is to provide an international and interdisciplinary master’s programme in social sciences and humanities of highest quality which enables participants to effectively understand the interrelationship between law, politics, economics and culture with strong emphasis on the regional dimension of Southeastern Europe.
The master’s programme promotes the capacity for scientific analysis, especially by applying an inter- and transdisciplinary approach which includes areas of legal, political, economic and cultural studies. Among the aims of the programme it is also to strengthen the gender sensitivity of students. The master’s programme prepares students for further PhD studies and professional life in a variety of fields.
The goal of the programme is to train students so that they
- are able to analyse topics within the area of SEE by taking into consideration different disciplinary perspectives,
- understand the complexity, interaction and dynamics between legal, political, economic and cultural systems in regard to SEE,
- know and are able to use adequate working methods and instruments for scientific research and application,
- are able to apply their knowledge and scientific skills in inter- and transdisciplinary teams on complex issues, possess the according soft skills, such as writing, debating, conflict management, teamwork, gender sensitivity, project management.
Academic Degree & Career Prospects
Students completing the Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in Southeastern European Studies earn the master's degree “Master of Arts”, abbreviated MA, which is equivalent to the master's degree in the countries of the consortium as follows:
Austria: Master of Arts (MA)
Serbia: master politikolog (mast. politik.) (Master of Arts in Political Science)
Professional fields for which competences are developed are strongly determined by the specialisation chosen by the student, definitely including the academic, private, public, and semi-public sector, with a special focus on the integration of knowledge and policy making in the field of SEE regional management. Occupational fields for graduates are:
- National, regional and local governmental and non-governmental organizations
- International organizations
- Training and (continuing) education
- Business sector
- Scientific research
How to apply
1. Please read the Admission Criteria section as well as the Call for Applications carefully to find out if you are eligible for the programme.
2. Choose one of the consortium partners as your entrance university.
3. Collect all documents that need to be uploaded in the online application (as PDF)
- Curriculum vitae (CV)
- Copy of passport (ID page with photograph)
- Language certificate
(exception: English-native-speaking applicants and those who successfully completed an English-taught bachelor programme)
TOEFL: paper based-547 | computer-based-210 | internet-based-78
IELTS (academic test): minimum required score of 6.0
CAMBRIDGE EXAM (required level: FCE) or an equivalent certificate
Students with a test after the deadline for application but before the date of Admission can be conditionally accepted to the programme. Alternatively, an interview can be organized to test the language knowledge.
- Transcript of Records
- University diploma/Bachelor certificate
- Diploma Supplement (if provided by your university)
- at least one signed Letter of Recommendation
(at least one of which from a staff member your bachelor/degree programme)
- Motivation statement
(you have to insert your statement into the application directly but
it is recommended to type it in advance)
4. Apply online!
In order to successfully complete the online application, please follow the steps below:
Step 1 consists of:
- Main data (plus profile picture)
- Language skills
- Motivation statement
Step 2 consists of:
- uploading your documents
Note: all documents have to be either in the English language or with an English translation!
For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.