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Politics and Economics of Contemporary Eastern and Southeastern Europe, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 13 months
Thessaloníki, Greece
The Politics and Economics of Contemporary Eastern and South Eastern Europe programme from University of Macedonia - one of the very few postgraduate programmes with English as language of instruction in Greece- is a thriving, interdisciplinary, area studies programme focusing on the interaction between politics and economics within the social and institutional context of the region. 


Course description

Hence, it draws on a multicultural educational environment with students coming from all around the world and with different educational background. The Politics and Economics of Contemporary Eastern and South Eastern Europe programme from University of Macedonia covers a wide array of topics offered through a wide choice of courses drawing on the main disciplines of social science, namely political science (politics and public policy), economics, social and political anthropology, international law, and cultural studies. In that respect, it offers a critical and multidisciplinary analysis of all current issues in the region, such as the politics and economics of transition, EU integration and domestic reform, ethnic conflicts and security problems, human rights and migration crises, international law, business and trade in Eastern and South Eastern Europe.

Research seminars (tutorials) are held regularly and students have the opportunity to present their (ongoing) work and receive comments/get feedback from members of faculty. Additionally, guest/invited lectures are offered on a regular basis by academics, diplomats, politicians, businessmen and journalists with experience and knowledge of CE/SE Europe & Balkans regions.

Finally, and most importantly, selected/qualified students have also the opportunity to continue/pursue their studies further at the university of Bamberg, one of the best universities of southern Germany, in the framework of the exchange scheme of our double Master's programme with the university of Bamberg. The double Master's programme has been running with great success over the last five years and constitutes a crucial asset for our MA programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Politics and Society in Eastern and Southeastern Europe 
  • Economics in Eastern and Southeastern Europe
  • ΕU Integration: Eastern and Southeastern Europe
  • Empirical Methods in Social Sciences 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 13 months
    • Average part-time duration 25 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

All applications must be accompanied by supporting documents. 

  • A personal statement of purpose (stating why you want to participate in this program and describing future career plans). 
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • Certified copies of first degree and related transcripts (course marks), translated into either English or Greek where necessary. 
  • Proof of proficiency in English.
  • Two letters of recommendation (of which at least one must be from a faculty member of the university from which you graduated). 

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Thessaloníki

  • 545 - 760 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Scholarships: The program offers financial aid to international students with a strong academic record.

Also, a limited number of tuition fees waivers, per semester, are available for students with excellent results in semester exams.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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