Master of Arts
Master of Arts: Only a single subject is usually studied. However, individual programs can be highly interdisciplinary. This means that the contents of the program may come from different fields of study.
The program is offered as part of the Elite Network of Bavaria in cooperation with the LMU Munich. Students beginning in the same year complete the research methods course, the project course and the summer school together at both universities.
Eastern European Studies is a two-year, interdisciplinary master's program with courses in three subject areas 1) History and Social Anthropology; 2) Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; and 3) Law, Business and Economics. All students complete a course in research methods, a two-semester project course, a summer school in Eastern Europe, an internship, and intensive language training.
The program provides students with the interdisciplinary regional and linguistic skills to work in a wide variety of careers with an Eastern European focus, including media, cultural organizations and NGOs, government and the private sector. Many students go on to complete a doctoral degree and work in research and higher education.
A professional internship of at least one month in Eastern Europe - or with reference to Eastern Europe
Main fields of study
Main fields of study
The length of the program depends on the progress of an individual's studies. The standard period of study, the time in which the intended program can be finished ideally is 4 semesters. The actual time taken to complete the program may vary. It is limited by the examination deadlines set out in the examination regulations.
120 ECTS credits
In the winter semester
All students must have a demonstrable interest in and experience with East, East-Central and/or South-Eastern Europe, and an intellectual openness to cooperate in interdisciplinary teams.
The master's program does not have restricted admittance; however, you will need to pass an eligibility test in order to enroll in the program.
In order to be able to enroll in the master's program "Eastern European Studies", you have to participate in an aptitude test.
Further information can be found on the homepage of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich.
After a successful application (aptitude test) for the master's program "Eastern European Studies" you can enroll. Information about the dates for enrollment and the required documents can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office.
Applicants need to demonstrate an advanced knowledge of German and English, as well as at least basic knowledge of an Eastern European language.
Information on German language certificates for international applicants
Information on the documents required for enrollment can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office.
Information on the application documents for international applicants.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact the coordination office at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.
Further information is available on the program's website at www.osteuropastudien.de.