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Master: MA in Balkan Studies, Fatih University, Istanbul‏

Call for Applications: M.A. in Balkan Studies- Fatih University, İstanbul.

Fatih University is pleased to announce a final call for applications for the Master’s Program in Balkan Studies.

The deadline for applications is August 29th 2013

Located in one of the most culturally and historically diverse cities of the world, Fatih University offers a unique M.A Program in Balkan Studies in Europe, with its faculty coming from a multilingual and and multi-national background, with a rich experience in fieldwork in the Balkans, European Union and the Middle East.

Comprehensive and interdisciplinary in nature, the M.A program in Balkan Studies combines teaching of relevant multi-disciplinary academic literature on the Balkans and methodological expertise in their fields of study to analyze contemporary Balkan societies.

Content of the Program

The duration of the program is two academic years. The first year consists of four obligatory and four elective courses, to be concluded by a graduate seminar and writing of a Master’s thesis in the second year. Students who fulfill the necessary academic criteria can graduate at the end of the third semester.

Course Overview:

· Imagining Europe: Unity and Diversity; Nations and Nationalisms in the Balkans, Balkans and East Europe in World Politics, Seminar in Balkan History

· Choice of four elective courses, including:

o Analysis an Resolution of Social Conflicts

o Cinema and Literature of the Balkans

o Citizenship, Nationalism and Multiculturalism

o Comparative Analysis of Social Movements in the Balkans

o Comparative Ethnic Studies

o Islam and Contemporary Muslim Societies

o Marriage, Family and Social Change

o Nations and Nationalisms in the Balkans

o Ottoman Socio-Economic History

o Religion and Politics in Turkey

o The European Union, Policies and Policy-Making

o Turkey and European Integration

Faculty and Research Profiles

Prof. Dr. Mehmet İpşirli: Ottoman Administrative and Institutional History, Ottoman Historiography

Prof. Dr. Mihai Maxim: Islamic Civilization in the Balkans, South-East Europe in the Ottoman Era

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ana Dević: Sociology and Politics of Ethnic Divisions, Citizenship, Multiculturalism and Transnationalism, Post-socialism, Cinema Studies, Balkan Studies.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Murat Yel: Sociology of Religion, Catholicism, Popular Religion, History of Civilizations

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Savaş Genç: Political Integration of European Union, Turkish-German Relations

Assist. Prof. Aimilia Voulvouli: Environmental Sociology, Social Movements, Gender

Assist Prof. Georgios Theotokis: Military Cultures, History of Warfare, European History

Assist. Prof. Hasan Hüseyin Kalaycı: Multiculturalism, Ethnicity, Political Sociology, Nationalism

Assist Prof. Lucie Tunkrova: European Identity Politics, European Union and Enlargement

Assist. Prof. Önder Çetin: Ethnicity, Religious Nationalism, Social Conflicts, Cultural Memory, Balkan Studies

Qualifications for Admission

Applicants require a B.A. degree in History, International Relations, Political Science, Sociology or a relevant disciplinary specialisation in social and political sciences, proficiency in English (TOEFL 500), GRE score (150 quantitative), a letter of intent demonstrating a strong movitation, affinity with and ability for scholarly research.

Tuition and Scholarships

Current rate for 2-year M.A. program is TL 17500 (€ 7.300). Fatih University has a wide range of scholarship options including full scholarship for successful students. For further details in scholarships, see

Career Prospects

The Master’s program in Balkan Studies prepares students for work in a variety of sectors. In addition to an academic career, graduates can find employment in policy-making positions at relevant ministries, nonprofit organisations and think tanks as well as positions in socio-cultural sectors.

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