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Students spend the first year of their studies at one of the two consortium partners as their home university, where they are enrolled for the entire period of the study programme. Each of the consortium partners offers the compulsory courses all the students are required to take.

Additionally, as part of the compulsory courses, a summer school will be set up with a focus on the interrelationship of the different subjects taught in the compulsory part of the programme. The summer school will follow a two-part structure:

  • Content and subject related part: interrelationship between law, political and social sciences, economics, culture and history, under the overarching subject of interdisciplinary research of contemporary Southeastern Europe
  • Soft-skills related part: seminars and courses on thesis writing, research and writing skills

For the summer school students will be awarded 4 ECTS.

If for exceptional circumstances, the summer school cannot be held, the partner universities will organize alterative arrangements for the compulsory ECTS points.

Students have to bring a special focus to their study programme by choosing restricted electives from the specializations offered by the different cooperation partners. Lists of courses that can be taken as restricted electives will be provided at the beginning of each semester. Students draft their individual study programme in consultation with the coordinator at the mobility university.

In the course of the programme at least 3 ECTS must be completed by the participation in foreign language courses. By the end of the programme students must reach the A2 level of competence within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of a Southeast European language. Students who do not speak a Southeastern European language are recommended to choose such a language. Students, whose mother tongue is a Southeastern European language, are recommended to choose the language of the country in which they will stay during their mobility semester.

ECTS prescribed for in the free electives could also be earned by a practice placement of maximum 4 weeks. Students may be placed in governmental organizations, research organizations, consultancy firms, NGOs, or companies from the list of possible institutions for internships prepared by the cooperation partners.

 

ECTS

Sem.

Compulsory modules

60  ECTS

 

 A. Introduction

16

1

 B. Law and Politics of Southeastern Europe

20

1-2

 C. The Socio-Economic Context

10

1-2

 D. Cultures and Societies of Southeastern Europe

10

1-2

 E. Summer School

4

2

Restricted electives

24 ECTS

 

Students can specialize in law, political science, economics, history and cultural studies, sociology, social policy or journalism. Depending on the specialization chosen and the topic of their master’s thesis, students elect courses from the respective discipline taught by the cooperation partners. A list of courses will be provided to the students at the beginning of each semester. At least 3 ECTS must be completed by the participation in foreign language courses.

 

 

1-3

Free electives

6 ECTS

 

Any course at any university can be chosen. The required ECTS can also be earned by a practice placement of maximum 4 weeks (6 ECTS).

 

3

Master’s thesis

30 ECTS

 

Master’s thesis

 

4

Presentation and Defence

 

4

 

120 ECTS

 

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University of GrazCenter for South-Eastern European Studies


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Coordination
University of GrazOffice of International Relations


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