The International Hellenic University is Greece’s first state university, where programmes are taught exclusively in English.It already attracts a strong international academic faculty and outstanding students from Southeast and other European and Black Sea countries.As a State University, all degrees awarded are accredited by the Government and are recognized in the European Union and internationally.
The CourseThe MA in Black Sea Studies provides specialised education in demanding areas of interest such as Archaeology, History, Ethnography, Historical Geography, Art, Religion, Mythology, Politics, Diplomacy and Economy. The aim is to enhance interreligious and inter-cultural relations between different societies of Southeastern Europe.The programme is addressed to graduates in:
Ethnography and Social AnthropologyPolitical Sciences
Our graduates will be able to work in:
Educational and research institutes and academies all over the world dealing with the Black Sea region,
Archaeological services, especially in the Black Sea countries (and also in Greece), or foreign archaeological missions in those countries,
Museums, galleries and other places of collection, study and exhibition of works of art, especially from this region,
The Diplomatic Corps or other state services,
Businesses which operate or have interests in the Black Sea region.
The Core Modules
Historical geography and cartography of the Black Sea (ancient and medieval period)
Historical geography of the Black Sea (modern and contemporary period)
The Elective Modules
Second semester (2 out of 5)
Archaeology – Monumental topography of the Black Sea region
Ancient history of the Black Sea region
Medieval history of the Black Sea region
Modern and contemporary history of the Black Sea countries
Contemporary ethnographic issues of the Black Sea
Second semester (5 out of 10)
Ancient art in the Black Sea region
Medieval art in the Black Sea region
Modern art and architecture in the Black Sea region
Ancient religions and mythology of the Black Sea region
Black Sea countries and the European Union
Black Sea region and Asia
Nation states and globalisation
Examination of the contemporary economy in the Black Sea region
Immigration and minorities in SE Europe
Interactions of cultures and nations in the Black Sea region
As a part of the MA programme, students work on a subject relating to their academic interests and stream specialisation. The Master's dissertation provides a good opportunity to apply theory and concepts learned in different courses to a Black Sea related issue or challenge. The Master's dissertation tests students’ ability both to apply a certain methodology and approach in the analysis of a given problem and to demonstrate reasonably original research or fieldwork.
A member of the academic faculty supervises students throughout their projects. The supervision is delivered through face-to-face meetings at the University and through the e-learning platform of the University.
Applying for the MA in Black Sea Studies
To be considered for the MA in Black Sea Studies at the IHU, candidates are required to have:
a good university degree in a relevant subject from a recognised University,
proof of English competence (Proficiency or recently acquired IELTS or TOEFL),
two academic references.
A personal interview may be required.
Applications are open until all the available places are filled. Therefore you should apply as early as possible to ensure place availability. The courses start every October.Apply now!
For more information please use the following contact details:School of HumanitiesT: +30 2310 807520F: +30 2310 474520