Master in Politics and Economics of Contemporary Eastern and SE EuropeMaster 06.03.2014
Open to: candidates should hold a first degree preferably in political science or economics, or any other related field.
Scholarship: a limited number of tuition fees waivers, per semester, are available for students with excellent results on semester exams.
(a) prepare students for careers in businesses, government, NGOs and international organizations operating in SEE,
(b) strengthen the skills and deepen the specialized knowledge of people already following such careers,
(c) prepare students for PhD study.
The programme intends to promote and strengthen research in the area of Eastern and SEE, involving the graduate students in relevant research projects.
Language of instruction: English
Duration: The programme lasts 13 months, but may be extended to 15 months under special circumstances.
Number of students: Maximum of 30 students per year.
Fees: € 4000.
Scholarships: A limited number waivers of tuition fees, per semester, are available for students with a strong academic record.
the first two academic semesters (October-January and February-May), students are required to complete eight courses while, in the third semester (June-October), they must complete a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words.
For the academic year 2014/15 the following courses will be offered:
Autumn term (compulsory courses)
Politics and Society in Eastern and Southeastern Europe (7 ECTS)
Economics in Eastern and Southeastern Europe (7 ECTS)
ΕU Integration in Eastern and Southeastern Europe (7 ECTS)
Empirical Methods in Social Sciences (7 ECTS)
Spring term (optional courses - choose four)
Parties and party systems in Eastern and SEE (8 ECTS)
Security problems in Southeastern Europe (8 ECTS)
Minorities, human rights and ethnic conflicts in Southeastern Europe (8 ECTS)
Law for Business and Trade in Eastern and Southeastern Europe (8 ECTS)
Globalization and Eastern and Southeastern Europe (8 ECTS)
Financial Markets in Eastern and SEE (8 ECTS)
Political Anthropology in Eastern and SEE (8 ECTS)
Not all elective courses are guaranteed to run in any one year. A minimum of four students is required for a course to run. New courses may be added to the Programme.
Course attendance is compulsory. Students sit exams at the end of every (teaching) semester. Failure in more than two (2) courses overall constitutes failure of the degree. Students who fail in at most two courses (overall) may repeat the corresponding exams only once (in September); failure in any one exam constitutes failure of the degree.
With the successful completion of the courses, students are assigned a dissertation supervisor and are required to submit the dissertation by the end of October. A pass mark is required.
In addition to normal coursework, students have the option to take an Eastern European language at introductory, intermediate or advanced level, selecting from the pool of languages offered by the Department’s undergraduate programme. There is no extra fee for the language course but the Department’s and respective language tutor’s approval is required.
Candidates should hold a first degree preferably in political science or economics, or any other related field.
The program offers financial aid to international students with a strong academic record. Moreover, a limited number of tuition fees waivers, per semester, are available for students with excellent results on semester exams.
For information on scholarships from other institutions, please refer to:
- Ministry of National Education and Religious Affairs
- State Scholarship Foundation (IKY)
- Career Office University of Macedonia
For further information, please contact the Greek Embassy in your home country.
All candidates are required to submit the following documents:
1. An application form with a personal statement of purpose (stating why you want to participate in this program and describing future career plans). You can download the application here.
2. A curriculum vitae.
3. Certified copies of first degree and related transcripts (course marks), translated into either English or Greek where necessary. Candidates who have not yet graduated should submit a signed statement documenting: (a) their current average mark; (b) the number of courses remaining in order to graduate; and (c) a commitment to submit their final degree at registration in September.
4. Proof of proficiency in English.
5. Two letters of recommendation (of which at least one must be from a faculty member of the university from which you graduated). Such letters should have an original signature and stamp of the originating institution, and be attached to the application in a sealed envelope with the referee’s signature over the flap.
Work experience, proficiency in other languages, and holding of a postgraduate degree are welcome and will be additionally evaluated.
When to apply: Candidates are welcome to submit their applications all year round. However, we suggest that you apply as early as possible to ensure place availability. You will be informed on our decision within twenty working days of receiving your complete application.