Der Masterstudiengang European Integration in East Central Europe der Universität Leipzig beschäftigt sich mit der Integration und Europäisierung von Wirtschaft und Politik innerhalb der EU. Der regionale Fokus liegt auf Ostmitteleuropa. In den Lehrveranstaltungen werden Ihnen sowohl Theorie als auch praxisrelevante Kompetenzen wie die Anwendung von Policy Tools vermittelt. Das Studium bereitet Sie auf eine Tätigkeit im Kontext der Europäischen Union vor.

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  • Studienrichtung

    humanities and linguistics, social sciences
  • Studientyp

    postgraduate
  • Abschluss

    Master of Arts
  • Lehrsprache

    German, some English
  • Studienform

    full-time, part-time
  • Studienbeginn

    winter semester
  • Zulassungsbeschränkung

    national admission restriction
  • Regelstudienzeit

    Four semesters

  • Leistungspunkte

    120

Zugangsvoraussetzungen

  • A first academic degree in political science, or in a social science or philological subject with a share of at least 60 credits in political science or 60 credits in a social science subject related to the master’s programme; alternatively, proof that the applicant can earn such a degree by the beginning of the master’s programme if he or she pursues the standard course of study;
  • knowledge of English at B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages;
  • for applicants whose native language is not German: knowledge of German at C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
  • Since the master’s programme has a limited number of places and is subject to a local restriction on admission, a selection is made from those applications received which meet the subject-specific admission requirements.

Inhalte

The MA in European Integration in East Central Europe is a practically oriented programme focusing on economic and political processes of integration and Europeanisation within the EU, especially in East Central Europe. Students acquire knowledge of European and international harmonisation trends, diffusion and economic processes as well as the integration prerequisites, processes and characteristics of politics in East Central Europe.

The programme aims to enable students to

  • acquire expertise on the process of European political and economic integration, with a special focus on the particularities of Central and Eastern European countries;
  • use analytical methods to comprehend and systematically present the complex issues surrounding political and economic integration;
  • be able to independently assess and evaluate the process of European political, economic and legal integration and the specific effects in each case on different regions, demographics and interest groups within the EU;
  • develop practical concepts, analyses and services on the basis of this knowledge.

The programme can be studied either as an internationally integrated double degree with Andrássy University Budapest (AUB) or as a single degree from Leipzig University only. On the double degree programme, students spend the first academic year at AUB and, in addition to the MA qualification in European Integration in East Central Europe awarded by Leipzig University, they receive a degree in International Relations from AUB. The other course includes a mandatory semester abroad in the second semester of study.

The master’s programme comprises 120 ECTS credits, including 20 credits for the master’s thesis. The standard period of study is four semesters. Students earn 60 credits each academic year (usually 30 credits per semester).

Course of study with mandatory semester abroad
The programme comprises a compulsory and an elective compulsory area. The compulsory area (core subject) consists of five modules with a total of 50 credits. Fifty credits are allocated to compulsory elective modules. Of these, 20 credits have to be earned from programme modules offered in Leipzig and 30 credits from a period of study abroad, which students must organise themselves.

Integrated, international course of study ending in a double degree
The programme comprises a compulsory and an elective compulsory area. Of these, 74 credits are set aside for compulsory modules and 26 credits for compulsory elective modules. Students acquire 60 credits during the first year of study at AUB. The third semester is completed in Leipzig together with the partner student group from AUB. The final thesis is written in Leipzig and usually overseen by supervisors from Leipzig University and AUB.

  • Erwerb eines parallelen M. A.-Abschlusses Internationale Beziehungen der Andrássy Universität Budapest möglich
  • integrierter Auslandsaufenthalt
  • praxisorientierter Studiengang
  • regionale Schwerpunktsetzung auf Ostmitteleuropa
  • fachlich spezifische Ausbildung mit Fokus auf die Verflechtungen von Wirtschaft und Politik in der Europäischen Union
  • Studienexkursionen nach Brüssel, Budapest und Prag
  • Wahlmodul mit einem Projekt bei einem Praxispartner
  • Gastvorträge von Experten aus Ostmitteleuropa
  • sehr gute Betreuung

The programme qualifies students for the following requirements of entry-level professionals:
Elaboration of political analysis,

  • implementation of work projects and programmes throughout Europe, including in the national context,
  • coordination of cross-departmental, cross-institutional and cross-level work,
  • cooperation with external stakeholders,
  • direct support for decision-makers,
  • management of human and financial resources.

With their educational profile, graduates have good prospects on the labour market, since the demand for experts on (East Central) Europe from private and public employers will continue to rise in the coming years, and the programme’s specialist training – here with a focus on politics and business – as well as practical relevance will facilitate career entry.

Bewerbung

Course start: winter semester
Admission restriction (NCU): yes
Application period: 2 May–31 May
Application portal: AlmaWeb

International students can find information about application periods and how to apply here.

Options in the winter semester: 3rd semester – without restrictions on admission
Options in the summer semester: 2nd semester and 4th semester – each without restrictions on admission
Application period: 2 May–15 September for the winter semester; 1 December–15 March for the summer semester
Application portal: AlmaWeb
Special enrolment requirements: credits form (Anrechnungsbescheid)

International students can find information about application periods and how to apply here.

Internationalität

Only for the version of the programme with Andrássy University Budapest, Hungary:
Two semesters of study at the foreign partner university

All other versions:
One semester of study at a foreign partner university

Only for the version of the programme with Andrássy University Budapest, Hungary:
Award of a double degree with the international partner university