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Eastern European History (M.A.)

Programme: Eastern European History (M.A.)
Degree: Master of Arts
Standard period of study: 4 semesters
Start: Winter semester
Degree programme options: Single Honours MA in Eastern European History (78 C); Joint Honours MA in Eastern European History (42 C); module packages: Eastern European History as MA minor subjects (36 C/18 C)
Admission requirements for Single and Joint Honours MA: Overview
Language requirements: Sufficient knowledge of an Eastern European language (B1 Certificate according to CEF)
Entrance requirements for module packages: Overview
Note for international applicants: For the enrolment at the Faculty of Humanities certified proficiency in German language is required!
Application: application procedure (application to the faculty of humanities)

Language of the programme: German

Programme description
The aim of the Master's programme is to give students an in-depth education in Eastern European History. At the same time, the programme meshes the subject with general Contemporary History as well as with the literature and linguistics of Slavic Studies in regards to cultural sciences. The programme has a focus of study in Contemporary History, creating a core competence in historical and political „area studies“, which can be implemented in a wide array of occupational fields. Building on this fundament, the programme expands the subject-specific competencies in a factual, thematic manner, while incorporating methodical-auxiliary sciences (own secondary literature, reference works, historiographical tradition). Special knowledge concerning the history of Eastern Europe for scientific work within and outside of the university is also conveyed.

Study foci in Göttingen
Teaching and research of the subject of Eastern European History in Göttingen concentrates on modern Russian history from Peter the Great up to the present. In this area, it is one of the leading in Germany. Göttingen also offers Contemporary Eastern European History (Poland, Bohemia/Czechoslovakia).

Occupational fields
This tiered and optionally broad historical, political and cultural orientation is designed to prepared the degree holder for all occupations requiring a scientific historical qualification that is oriented towards the 20th century. These occupations include work in publishing houses, museums and exhibitions, public and private institutions dealing with Eastern Europe, and international organizations as well work in universitary and outer-universitary science and education. The specific requirements as obtained in Göttingen are considered excellent for these goals.