For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree with a share of at least 60 credit points in political science, sociology, economics, history or cultural studies. Should these ECTS be dispersed among the abovementioned disciplines, at least 40 ECTS must be completed in a single discipline.
Proof of English language skills (level B2 CEFR).
The DSH - or German Language University Entrance Exam for Foreign Students - is obligatory for all applicants whose first language is not German and who have earned their initial degree from a university (or equivalent institution) where the language of instruction is not German.
The Master of Arts in East European Studies is concerned with the research oriented analysis of the developments in South-Eastern, Eastern and Central Europe. Students receive the opportunity approach the complex subject of Eastern European research from different perspectives.
First, they gain introductory and in-depth knowledge in at least one of the six disciplines offered at the Institute of Eastern European studies: history, sociology, culture, politics, law or economics. On the other hand, the students look also closely into interdisciplinary issues of regional studies. Research is focused on contemporary issues, as related to the transformation processes in Eastern Europe and their historical, political and economic backgrounds. Additional focus is on cultural issues as well as on the study of ethno-national conflicts in Eastern Europe.