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Master in Southeast European Studies in Jena, Germany‏

South East European Studies in Jena – A short presentation

Curriculum: This program teaches students how to conduct independent academic work in a traditional interdisciplinary field. Students will acquire a wide range of factual and methodical knowledge about Southeast Europe. In particular, they will learn the following:

• Methods of modern linguistics as well as historical-comparative linguistics

• Methods of conducting historical studies

· Methods of literature and cultural studies

• Research on nationalism and ethnicity

• Issues and methods of European ethnology and social anthropology

• Comparative and interdisciplinary questions and how to solve them.

Students will perfect their skills by studying abroad or doing an internship in Southeast Europe. Courses should be taken in two languages to reach a higher level of proficiency.

Special features in Jena: This program is currently only offered in Jena.
Students may choose between Bulgarian, Serbo-Croatian/Bosnian, Romanian, Albanian, Modern Greek, Hungarian, and Turkish.

Career opportunities: Graduates have advanced skills in the public presentation of academic concepts and a profound understanding of the language(s) and culture(s) of their Southeast European country of choice. They are thus well equipped for a variety of professions in Southeast Europe as well as for work at international political and cultural organizations.
Alternatively, graduates of this program may choose to earn a Ph.D., either at the FSU Jena or at other universities in Germany or abroad.

Application requirements: Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent with above-average grades. Active skills in at least one Southeast European language (Albanian, Bulgarian, Serbo-Croatian, Romanian, Hungarian, Modern Greek, Turkish) at level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference of Languages are required as well. Non-native speakers of German must prove their proficiency by passing the DSH Level 2, TestDaF 4x4, or another internationally recognized examination. Further information: