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Call for Applications to Master’s Programs in East European Studies and International Relations Online

Both Degree Programs Now with Part-time Study Options and Modules in Media and Energy

№ 34/2010 from Feb 10, 2010

Freie Universität Berlin welcomes applications from qualified candidates interested in starting one of the post-professional master’s programs, East European Studies (EES) or International Relations (IR) Online. The application deadline is April 30, 2010. For the first time, there is an option to study part-time. A new feature in the program on East European Studies is a module on energy trade, policy, and security. The International Relations Online program now includes a module on media, which deals with the impact of new information and communication technologies on the capacity of nongovernmental organizations and social networks to act. Both degree programs begin in October 2010.

The Internet-based M.A. degree programs (120 credits in the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) are taught in English at the Center for Global Politics under the direction of Prof. Dr. Klaus Segbers. The participants deal with global issues of the 21st century: What are the new problems and processes, threats and opportunities of global politics? What drives the actors in politics, the economy, and society to their decisions? What is the impact of globalization on political regulation? What are the consequences of the profound political, social, and economic changes in Eastern Europe and other world regions?

Both programs offer English-language teaching for international students from different professional fields and, due to flexible online teaching, enable the combination of work and study. Both of the programs have four phases of full-time attendance periods in Berlin, taught by internationally renowned experts and decision makers. Both are multidisciplinary and hands-on, using research methods based on information technology.

M.A. East European Studies Online (www.ees-online.org)

The English-language master’s degree program East European Studies Online focuses on the region of Eastern Europe from the perspective of politics, society, law, economics, and the humanities. In addition, the courses cover intercultural communication, conflict management, migration, globalization, European integration, and project management. Starting this academic year, the issues of energy policy and economy are also included. The acquired knowledge and skills qualify graduates as experts on Eastern Europe. In the international job market graduates of the program come into question for responsible positions related to Eastern Europe in the economy, administration, and (nongovernmental) organizations and associations as well as in pursuing a research career.

M.A. International Relations Online (www.ir-online.org)

Globalization and the increasing complexity of transnational economic and political processes increase the demand for skilled multidisciplinary experts on international relations. The M.A. in International Relations Online provides in-depth knowledge on issues and theories of international relations, this year for the first time including the field of media and governance. Students gain comprehensive methodological and analytical skills they can utilize to classify situations and make reasonable responses to global events. Graduates of this program are well-equipped for positions in the fields of politics and administration, business, media, and international and nongovernmental organizations in the international job market.

Applicants must hold a university degree, have a very good working knowledge of English, and have professional experience. Applications will be accepted via the online application system of the Center for Global Politics until April 30, 2010.

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