Interdisciplinary joint master’s programme in South-Eastern European studies
Two-year master programme (120 ECTS), in English, developed within the Tempus project of the EU, with joint diploma issued by the Universities of Belgrade and Graz.
The mission of the Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in South-Eastern European Studies is 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 strong emphasis on the regional dimension of Southeastern Europe. The master’s programme promotes the capacity for scientific analysis, especially by applying an inter- and transdisciplinary approach which includes areas of legal, political, economic and cultural studies. One of the aims of the programme is also to strengthen the gender sensitivity of students. The master’s programme prepares students for further PhD studies and professional life in a variety of fields.
Organization of studies
This is an interdisciplinary joint master programme developed by two universities constituting the consortium (universities of Graz and Belgrade), who confer the joint diploma.
The programme lasts for two years (four semesters) and it is realized in English language. Students spend the first two semesters at the chosen home university – Belgrade or Graz. The third semester is the obligatory mobility period, which students have to spend outside their home universities, at another consortium university or at one of the partner universities within this programme. The fourth semester is planned for thesis writing.
There are three kinds of courses: compulsory, restricted electives and free electives.
Compulsory courses, organized within four modules (Introduction, Law and Politics in Southeastern Europe, Socio-Economic Context and Cultures and Societies of Southeastern Europe), are taught during the first two semesters according to the same curricula at the universities of Belgrade and Graz. As part of compulsory courses, a summer school (compulsory course Studying Southeastern Europe: Interdisciplinary approaches, research and thesis writing) is organized at the end of the first year of studies, with a focus on the interrelationship of the different subjects taught in the compulsory part of the programme. Students choose restricted electives in consultation with the academic coordinator of the programme and with the coordinator at the chosen mobility university. During the programme, at least 3 ECTS must be completed through participation in foreign language courses, including the course of Serbian as a Foreign Language.
Any course at any university can be chosen as a free elective. The master thesis (of 20,000 – 25,000 words), to be completed in the fourth semester, must be written in English, with a short summary in the local language of the home institution.
The programme enables students to:
- analyze topics within the area of Southeastern Europe by taking into consideration different disciplinary perspectives,
- understand the complexity, interaction and dynamics between legal, political, economic and cultural systems with regard to Southeastern Europe,
- know and be able to use adequate working methods and instruments for scientific research and application,
- apply their knowledge and scientific skills in inter- and trans-disciplinary teams on complex issues,
- possess the relevant skills, such as writing, debating, conflict management, teamwork, gender sensitivity, project management.
The programme is open for candidates holding an academic degree of at least 180 ECTS (bachelor’s degree) in the field of social sciences and humanities, with excellent knowledge of English (IELTS min. score 6.0, TOEFL min. score 210 on computerized test, 547 on paper test, 78 on Internet test, Cambridge exam FCE level) and with a general insight into the Southeastern Europe issues.
Teaching staff (Belgrade)
Jovan Teokarević, Slobodan Marković, Nebojša Vladisavljević, Dušan Pavlović, Dejan Pavlović, Marina Simić, Milica Uvalić, Florian Bieber, Eric Gordy, Jens Woelk, Rory Archer.
Academic coordination: Prof. Jovan Teokarević, firstname.lastname@example.org
Administrative coordination: Gordana Ristić, email@example.com
Programme website: www.seestudies.eu
The programme was accredited in 2012 and re-accredited in 2015 with significant improvements.
Curriculum (nastavni plan i program)