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Interdisciplinary Joint Master`s Programme in South-Eastern European Studies, University of Skopje [DL: 30 October 2011]‏


Interdisciplinary Joint Master`s Programme in South-Eastern European Studies

Deadline 30 October 2011

The Faculty of Law Iustiinanus Primus from Skopje is pleased to announce the call for applications for
the new Interdisciplinary Joint Master's Programme in South-Eastern European Studies. This two year
MA programme is offered as a joint degree between the four partner universities from Graz, Zagreb, and
Belgrade, commencing in the autumn semester in 2011.
Students enroll in and spend the first year at their home university, in this case the Faculty of Law
Iustinianus Primus in Skopje. In the second year, students spend at least one semester at a partner
university. In addition to the four consortium partners (Graz, Zagreb, Belgrade and Skopje) a number of
other universities shall accept mobility students within the framework of the joint degree programme
including the universities of Bologna, Ljubljana, Novi Sad, Poitiers, Sarajevo and South East European
University, Tetovo.

Content of the Programme
The Interdisciplinary Joint Master's Programme in South-Eastern European Studies seeks to provide an
international and interdisciplinary master's programme in social sciences and humanities of the highest
quality which enables participants to effectively understand the interrelationship between law, politics,
economics and culture with a particular emphasis on the regional dimension of SEE. The programme
prepares students for doctoral studies and professional life in a variety of other fields including work in
international, local governmental and non-governmental organisations, journalism, business, scientific
research, and consultancy.

In the first year at the home university enrolled students shall take compulsory core courses which
include an introduction to multidisciplinary approaches to South-East Europe, public law, politics,
economics and cultural studies. Students also take electives which reflect their chosen disciplinary
specialization. In the summer after the first year a joint summer school is held for all students from the
four universities to complete the compulsory core modules. In the second year, students attend one of
the partner universities and further specialize in their desired field. There are optional provisions in
place to offer students professional training and internship positions.

30 ECTS credits will be awarded upon completion of the master's thesis. The thesis reflects the student's
capacity to work on scientific subjects in an independent and acceptable manner both in respect of
content and methodology and must be written in English. The length of the thesis is 20,000 to 25,000
words. Students shall determine their master's thesis topic according to the procedures and regulations
at the home university and in consultation with the thesis supervisor.
All compulsory courses are conducted in English though students are able to take classes in other
languages depending on availability and level of competency. Language acquisition is an important
aspect of the joint degree and students are expected to learn a regional language and/or the
predominant language of their institution.

Academic Degree
Students completing the Interdisciplinary Joint Master's Programme in South-Eastern European Studies
earn the degree "Master of Arts", abbreviated MA. The joint degree is awarded, signed and stamped by
all four partners (subject to the specifications of the home university).

Admission
The Interdisciplinary Joint Master's Programme in South-Eastern European Studies welcomes individuals
holding an academic degree of at least 180 ECTS credits (bachelor's degree or equivalent programme of
at least 180 ECTS) who can demonstrate a grounding in social sciences or humanities, (e.g., law, political
science, sociology...) and who have some general insight in South-Eastern Europe (the Balkans).

The full application should consist of:
* completed application form (PDF / MS Word)
* at least one letter of recommendation (preferable from a university professor or employer)
* certificate/diploma obtained at the undergraduate level (notarized translation into English)
* transcript of records obtained at the undergraduate level (notarized translation into English)
* letter of motivation (statement of purpose)
* proof of proficiency in English language: IELTS (required minimum score: 6.0), a TOEFL (required
minimum score: 210 on the computerized test, 547 on the paper test, 78 on the Internet test), a
Cambridge Exam (required level: FCE) or an equivalent certificate
Prospective Students should apply by post to the institution they wish to attend. Admission to the home
university for successful applicants is, upon request to the legally competent body, a separate process
according to the local procedures for enrolment. Students begin their studies at the start of the
following academic year.

For general enquiries refer to the programme website (http://www.seestudies.eu/)