Programme Structure

Overview of the course structure during the programme semesters

The Master of Arts programme in Eastern and Central European Studies is a two-year full-time programme comprising 120 higher education credits. Depending on the admitted students earlier merits, 90 or 105 credits are within the main field of study and are compulsory. 30 or 15  credits are optional and can consist of either elective courses in an area of specialization or an internship at a relevant workplace.

The exact structure and content of the program depends on the admitted students earlier merits and knowledge in an Eastern or Central European language. The idea is that you

  • either develop and deepen your knowledge in this language
  • or, if you already master an Eastern or Central European language at an advanced level, that you will broaden your language competence in the region by studying another Eastern or Central European language that is taught at the two universities.

More information on how this works can be find below this schematic structure of the programme semesters.

    Year 1

    SEMESTER 1 (fall)
    History, Culture and Society of Central, East and Southeast Europe, 15 credits. Given in Copenhagen with some parts in Lund. (aug-oct)

    Compulsory language courses, 15 credits, either introductory or advanced course depending on the student's prior knowledge [read more below]. (oct-jan)

    • Languages given in Lund: Yiddish, Modern Greek, Romanian, Russian
    • Languages given in Copenhagen: Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin, Polish, Serbian
    SEMESTER 2 (spring)
    Theory and Methodology of Area Studies, 15 credits. Given in Lund. (jan-march)

    Project Management and Communication Strategies, 15 credits. Given in Lund. (march-june)

    Year 2

    SEMESTER 3 (fall)

    Elective courses or internships, 30 credits.
    This semester is devoted to internships, language courses or other elective courses at the advanced level which are considered relevant to the programme's profile. Students may apply for internships and / or suitable courses at both partner universities or other universities.

    Students admitted to the programme with only 30 credits at the university level in Russian, Polish, Yiddish, Modern Greek, Romanian, Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian or Montenegrin, are during this semester required to study 15 credits in that language [read more below].

    SEMESTER 4 (spring)
    Master's thesis, 30 credits.

    Additional information about language studies

    For students admitted to the programme with only 30 credits at the university level in one of the following languages – Bosnian, Croatian, Modern Greek, Montenegrin, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian or Yiddisha compulsory 30 credits in the same language applies within the program. 15 credits in the second half of semester 1 and 15 credits in semester 3.

    For students admitted to the programme with at least 60 credits of university level or mother tongue in one of the following languages – Albanian, Belarusian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Modern Greek, Moldavian, Montenegrin, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Ukrainian or Yiddish – a compulsory 15 hp language studies is required at beginner level in one of the 9 languages offered within the programme (see list of languages in paragraph above). This takes place in the second half of the first semester.

    Questions?

    For more information about the programme structure, please contact our academic advisor.

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