The study programme includes 120 ECTS, which are accumulated over two academic years. There are five modules that have to be completed in the major subject, whereas the two minors consist of two modules each. All modules have to be completed during the first three semesters. The Master's thesis concludes the programme and is to be written in the fourth semester.
Module titles (selection): Interdisciplinary Module on Eastern Europe, Language Module, Slavic Languages & Cultures, Turkish: Politics, Society, Language, Conflict & Cooperation in Europe, Transformational & Integrational Economy, European Law: Institutional Principles & Eastern Enlargement
A complete overview of the programme's organisation can be found on the website of the GiZo: http://www.uni-giessen.de/faculties/research-centers/gizo-en/masters-degree-program/m-a-interdisciplinary-studies-on-eastern-europe
Study abroad unit(s)
The curriculum of the study programme does not include study abroad units, but the Giessen Centre for Eastern European Studies supports students' efforts to do internships in Germany as well as abroad.
The curriculum of the study programme does not explicitly require an internship, but it is highly recommended that students do internships, and required project work can be replaced by an internship in Eastern European-related institutions or enterprises in Germany or abroad.
Forms of assessment
Depending on the chosen major and minors, students will have to sit different kinds of examinations at the end of each course or each module. These may be written exams, longer written texts combined with an oral exam (project, thesis), essays, seminar papers or a combination of any of the above.
The Master's programme aims to:
- acquaint students early on with interdisciplinary research on Eastern Europe including the Turkic-speaking regions
- provide students with a diverse, interdisciplinary and distinguished curriculum covering current processes and transformation in Eastern Europe and features a broad historical focus in teaching on Eastern Europe, from the Middle Ages up to the 21st century
- equip students with high-level academic skills in the methodology of the humanities and social sciences
- offer students the opportunity to build a simultaneously research-based and job-oriented profile, characterised by Eastern European expertise, as well as an excellent knowledge of cultural, historical, legal, political and economic processes in Eastern Europe
- relate theory to practise by means of intensive projects and internships, whether in Germany or abroad
- prepare students for doctoral studies