Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in South-Eastern European Studies

The Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in South-Eastern European Studies was developed as a part of the JoinSEE Tempus project and it is run by two consortium members (University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (Serbia) and Karl-Franzens-University Graz (Austria)) and thirteen partners for the purpose of student (and staff) mobility: Babes-Bolyai University from Cluj-Napoca (Romania), Central European University (Hungary), Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski (Bulgaria), South East European University, Tetovo (Macedonia), Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje (Macedonia), University College London (United Kingdom), University of Bologna (Italy), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), University of Novi Sad (Serbia), University of Regensburg (Germany), University of Rijeka (Croatia), University of Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), University of Zagreb (Croatia).

The mission of the Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in South-Eastern European Studies is to provide an international and interdisciplinary master’s programme in social sciences and humanities of the highest quality, which enables participants to effectively understand the interrelationship between law, politics, economics and culture with strong emphasis on the regional dimension of South-Eastern 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. One of the aims of the programme 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.

Call for Applications for the remaining few places: Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in Southeastern European Studies – University of Belgrade

Deadline: September 9, 2016
 

University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (FPS) is pleased to announce the call for applications for the Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in South-Eastern European Studies (academic coordinator: Prof. Jovan Teokarevic).

This two year MA programme is conducted as a joint degree between two partner universities (Graz and Belgrade) and will begin for the fifth generation of students in Belgrade in the second half of September 2016.
Students enroll in and spend the first year at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences. In the second year, students spend at least one semester on mobility at a partner university. Partner universities include Graz-Bologna-Ljubljana-Novi Sad-Sarajevo-Tetovo-Skopje-Zagreb-Cluj-Sofia-CEU-UCL-Regensburg-Rijeka.
 

Why Southeast European Studies in Belgrade?
First of all, you will be studying South Eastern Europe in its very centre. In this way, you will be able not only to better understand your chosen field of interest, but also to learn one or more languages of the region.

Secondly, you will profit learning from a group of outstanding FPS and foreign professors, with excellent academic records and long-time expertise in Southeastern Europe.

Last, but not least, as part of an academic community with strong international character, you’ll enjoy the exciting social life in Belgrade, too. 

Check some impressions of our previous generation of students: http://www.seestudies.eu/node/48.

 Content of the Programme
The Interdisciplinary Joint Master in South-Eastern European Studies is an international and interdisciplinary programme in social sciences and humanities of the highest quality which enables participants to effectively understand the interrelationship between law, politics, economics and culture with an emphasis on South-Eastern Europe. The programme prepares students for doctoral studies and professional life in a variety of other fields including work in international, local governmental and non-governmental organizations, journalism, business, scientific research, and consultancy.
In the first year students take core courses which include an introduction to multidisciplinary approaches in the study of Southeastern Europe, public law, political science, history, economics and cultural studies. In the summer after the first year a joint summer school is held for all students from the participating universities to complete the compulsory core modules. In the second year, students attend one of the partner universities and specialize in their desired field. There are also optional provisions in place to offer students professional trainings and internship positions.
In the final semester students write a master thesis reflecting their capacity to work on a scientific subject independently.
All compulsory subjects are conducted in English though students are able to take classes in other languages. Language acquisition is an important key aspect of the joint degree and students are expected to learn a regional language and/or the predominant language of their mobility institution.
 
Teaching staff
We proud ourselves for being able to gather an international team of teachers from the leading universities and research institutes in Serbia, Austria, Great Britain and the US. For further details on lecturers and compulsory courses they teach during the first two semesters, please, see: http://seestudies.eu/node/40

You will be able to expand your choices even more, by opting to spend the third - mobility – semester at one of fourteen partner universities in eleven European countries, where you will specialize in one of many fields.

Academic Degree
Students completing the Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in Southeastern European Studies earn the degree “Master of Arts”, abbreviated MA. The joint degree is awarded by both partners (Belgrade and Graz).
 
Admission
The Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in Southeastern European Studies welcomes applicants who hold an academic degree of at least 180 ECTS credits (bachelor’s degree or equivalent) who can demonstrate their basic knowledge of social sciences or humanities -- law, political, social, cultural or economic sciences -- and who have some general insight and interest in Southeastern Europe.
The full application should consist of

  • completed application form (Application Form for Belgrade Sept 2016)
  • at least one letter of recommendation (preferably from a university professor or employer)
  • certificate/diploma obtained at the undergraduate level (certified translation into Serbian shall be required additionally)
  • transcript of records obtained at the undergraduate level (certified translation into Serbian shall be required additionally)
  • letter of motivation
  • proof of proficiency in English language: IELTS (required minimum score: 6.0), a TOEFL (required minimum score: 210 on the computerised test, 547 on the paper based test, 78 on the internet based test), a Cambridge Exam (required level: FCE) or an equivalent certificate. Students who have online slots completed their BA in English are not required to provide this proof of proficiency but may be interviewed.

Please send the application form with all supporting documents to the University of Belgrade by registered mail (see address below) and send a scan of the entire application as a single pdf email attachment to gordana.ristic@fpn.bg.ac.rs
Postal applications should be directed to:
 
Gordana Ristic
University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences
Jove Ilica 165                                                                                               
11000 Belgrade
Serbia

For enquiries about the admission procedure and tuition fees at the University of Belgrade please contact gordana.ristic@fpn.bg.ac.rs or jovan.teokarevic@fpn.bg.ac.rs
 

Tuition fee 

€3,900 EUR (or counter value in Serbian dinars), including ALL costs of a four-semester studying, costs of recognition of foreign BA degrees and the one-week Summer School at the island of Hvar, Croatia (full boards and transportation) – payable in ten instalments – for citizens of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Turkey.

€4,900 EUR  (or counter value in Serbian dinars), including ALL costs of a four-semester studying, costs of recognition of foreign BA degrees and the one-week Summer School at the island of Hvar, Croatia (full boards and transportation) – payable in ten instalments – for citizens of all other countries.

Please note that the University of Belgrade is not in a position to provide financial support

The deadline for applications is September 9, 2016 (date of receipt of email/postmark)

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