University of Athens: MA in Southeast European Studies
University of Athens’ MA in Southeast European Studies is an intense one-year graduate programme, taught in English, primarily addressed to graduates in the social sciences and humanities. Based on its interdisciplinary nature, it aims at providing a thorough understanding of the key historical, social, political, economic, and cultural issues of Southeastern Europe.
The MA syllabus include courses on “Greek Politics: Crisis and Change”, “Economic Transition Pathways in Southeastern Europe: Disruptions, Challenges, Prospects”, “Nationalism in Southeastern Europe”, and “Contemporary Turkey”. The Programme has an excellent student-teacher ratio, and a strong international character, actively encouraging the participation of students from around the world.
The academic year 2016-17 marks the MA’s eighteenth year. This period has seen Southeastern Europe’s transformation from a war zone to a region on its way to integration into the European Union. The multinational, multi-disciplinary Programme in Southeast European Studies, founded during the Kosovo crisis, has been part of that transition. Created in 1999 as part of the Royaumont Process, in its first years the Programme was supported by the Stability Pact for Southeastern Europe; it has since aimed at facilitating cross-border academic and scientific cooperation, bringing together students from all over the region and beyond, and promoting mutual understanding and good neighbourly relations.
University of Macedonia: MA Politics and Economics of Contemporary Eastern and South- Eastern Europe
The Department of Balkan, Slavic & Oriental Studies of the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, offers a Master’s degree in Politics and Economics of Contemporary Eastern and South- Eastern Europe (2016-2017). The programme aims to prepare students for careers in business, government, NGOs and international organizations operating in Eastern and Southeastern Europe, as well as to strengthen the skills and deepen the knowledge of people already following such careers.
The MAs syllabus ranges from political science and economics to international relations and anthropology. Courses include “Minorities, human rights and ethnic conflicts in Southeastern Europe”, “ΕU Integration in Eastern and Southeastern Europe”, and “Law for Business and Trade in Eastern and Southeastern Europe”.
The programme offers financial aid to international students with a strong academic record. A number of tuition fees waivers are available for students with excellent results on semester exams. The application procedure for the academic year 2016/2017 has already started.
University of Macedonia also offers a Double Masters Programme in cooperation with the University of Bamberg as well as a variety of Erasmus courses in English.