The interdisciplinary two-year master program in East European Studies provides qualified students with specialized, regionally focused knowledge on East Central, South East and Eastern Europe. Students learn to analyse developments and situations in Eastern Europe and situate them in their political, legal, economic, historical and cultural contexts.
The modularized master program is offered by the universities of Munich and Regensburg. The participating departments are History, Slavonic Studies, Comparative Literature, Law, Economics, European Ethnology, Political Science, Turkish and Ottoman Studies, and Jewish History and Culture.
In addition to specialist knowledge and linguistic competence, the course furnishes students with key skills they will need in order to take up positions of responsibility in politics, culture, business and academia. To this end, the challenging theoretical curriculum is augmented by practical modules and an interdisciplinary project course. The program has an international orientation and involves an obligatory internship at a company or institution located in or connected to Eastern Europe. Furthermore, each year group participates in a specially designed summer school in the region.