Oct 29, 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).

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/) or contact:

Doc. Dr. Zoran Ilievski
Assistant Professor, OSI/AFP Returning Scholar
Head of the Department of Political Science
Ss.Cyril and Methodius University- Skopje
Faculty of Law "Iustinianus Primus"
Bul.Krste Misirkov bb
1000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
email: ilievski.zoran at gmail.com
tel.: + 389 70 339 251

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