Master of Arts in European Studies (East European Studies)

University of Amsterdam

Program Description

Master of Arts in European Studies (East European Studies)

University of Amsterdam

In the one-year Master’s programme East European Studies you develop a thorough understanding of the history of Eastern European countries (including Russia), and insight into recent developments in the region.

The Politics and Culture of Eastern Europe

Europe’s vast and open border region in the East – from Poland and the Balkans to the Urals and the Caucasus – has been the bedrock of some of the most radical transformations and dramatic conflicts that have shaped the modern era. The one-year Master's in East European Studies offers you a fascinating, research-oriented journey into the politics and culture of this region in the 20th and 21st centuries. You will explore the relationship between East and West, popular culture and everyday life and the interplay between power centres and peripheries. You will zoom in on nation-building and conflicts in sub-regions like the Caucasus, Ukraine/Crimea, or the Balkans, and on the relationship between nationalism and political Islam or Christian Orthodoxy.

Learn more about the study programme

Founded in 1948, the Master's programme now welcomes students from around the world and offers a unique opportunity for rigorous interdisciplinary training in East European studies:

  • Explore the political and cultural complexities of the region while following a comprehensive curriculum, combined with staff-led tutorials tailored to your regional and thematic interests.
  • Benefit from our international staff and its broad interdisciplinary expertise, in the classroom and during individual mentoring for your Master's thesis.
  • Engage with new, cutting-edge research projects in the field through weekly spotlight seminars with staff members and guest lectures by leading scholars from around the world.
  • Gain practical experience through an internship in NGOs, academic institutions, or the diplomatic sector.
  • Live and work at the heart of a truly cosmopolitan capital, and study at one of Europe's top-rated academic institutions.

Degree certificate

East European Studies is an accredited degree programme of European Studies. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in European Studies and the title Master of Arts (MA).

The labour market

Graduates of East European Studies Master's programme have acquired an in-depth knowledge of Eastern Europe.

Possible employers are:

  • European institutions such as the EU, the Council of Europe, OECD and the OSCE
  • National governments (in particular policy departments) such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • The national or European business community, including the services industry

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 11, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
12 months
Full time
Price
Price
2,060 EUR
The tuition fees for the academic year 2018-2019 are: EU/EEA students €2,060 per year; non-EU/EEA students €13,310 per year. Additional fees may apply.
Information
Deadline
Mar. 1, 2019
Non-EU nationals: 1 April 2019; EU nationals: 15 May 2019
Locations
Netherlands - Amsterdam, North Holland
Start date : Sept. 2019
Application deadline Mar. 1, 2019
Non-EU nationals: 1 April 2019; EU nationals: 15 May 2019
End date Request Info
Dates
Sept. 2019
Netherlands - Amsterdam, North Holland
Application deadline Mar. 1, 2019
Non-EU nationals: 1 April 2019; EU nationals: 15 May 2019
End date Request Info