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East European Studies is a fully-fledged Master of Arts degree offering the following features:

  • 120 ECTS credits
  • Access from anywhere around the world via an online learning management system
  • Combination of online interaction (90%) and face-to-face instruction (10%) in a blended learning format
  • English as language of instruction
  • Individual feedback and guidance from your instructors.

The program consists of three components:

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Our digital learning environment provides you with all the material needed to complete your studies.

These are your digital learning benefits:

  • You get access to the East European Studies Online learning management system offering a personal learning and communication environment.
  • You receive individual instruction and constant feedback by our faculty ensure your learning progress.
  • You engage in e-based self-learning as well as peer-to-peer interaction throughout your studies.
  • You benefit from competence-based and interactive means of instruction.
  • You can access relevant e-resources and research databases via the FU Berlin digital library resources.
  • 24/7 access and flexible learning? Its kind of self-explanatory but still a major selling point and named often in testimonials.
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Twice a year, you will meet your professors and peers in Berlin for in-house classes face-to-face. Usually these intensive seminar weeks are scheduled in the end of September/beginning of October and in the end of February/beginning of March. The in-house classes span one week from Monday to Friday.

These are your in-house classes benefits:

  • You meet with your faculty and peers for competency-based training sessions.
  • You sharpen your communicative competencies in discussions and round-table meetings.

  • You learn how to present clear-cut statements in an intercultural context.

  • You network with experts working in the realm of economics, politics, and the media.
  • You are invited to enjoy the international and truly unique flair of the in-house classes.

Please note: You are liable for your travel and accommodation costs incurred during the in-house classes.

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East European Studies Online is concluded with a master thesis. This is your opportunity to demonstrate that you are able to independently work through a research project in the field of East European Studies on an advanced academic level. You create a research design, work through the theoretical approach and empirical data, and present the results adequately.

You write the master thesis in English within 12 weeks. It should comprise about 12,000 words. An oral exam concludes the master thesis. You will receive your certificate during a festive graduation ceremony in Berlin.

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