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Venues: University of Bologna - Forlì Campus (1st year);
Partner University for about 6 months (2nd year)
Period: 2012 - 2014
Application deadline: May 21, 2012
The Master's curriculum focuses on Economics, Political Science, International Relations, Cultural Studies, Sociology and Anthropology. In addition, MIREES provides indispensable knowledge of the political, economic, and socio-cultural transitions that have taken place in certain geopolitical areas, namely the Balkans, the Baltic states, Russia/CIS and Central-Eastern Europe, taking into consideration the process of European integration and the policies of neighbouring states. The programme is thus aimed at those students with a BA in Economics, Politics, International Relations, History, Languages (and Slavic languages in particular), agricultural studies and cultural studies generally.
The programme is entirely in English and yields 120 ECTS.
MIREES students will spend the first year in Forlì (one of the five campuses of the University of Bologna), while in the second year a minimum of 6 months will be spent at one of the Partner Universities (the Vytautas Magnus University at Kaunas, the Corvinus University of Budapest and the St Petersburg State University). The University of Ljubljana is an associate partner that offers additional mobility opportunities for students. In particular cases, other MIREES Associated Universities in the Balkans can be selected for the mobility period.
The programme aims also at developing language skills and in this context MIREES offers courses in Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian, Russian, Lithuanian and Slovak (Hungarian is also available in the 2nd year), as well as Italian for foreigners as an additional option. The international dimension of the programme is enhanced through student mobility, by an international faculty composed of prominent scholars of international repute, and a genuinely international student body.
The master's course prepares either for further academic studies at doctorate level, or for specific professional skills. MIREES in fact seeks to forge insightful analysts, area experts, consultants, mediators for the needs of research institutes and offices, the European Commission, international agencies, voluntary organizations and NGO’s, public administrations at different levels, managers for private companies, corporations and banks engaged in projects of investment, production, cooperation and development in East-Central Europe and the Balkans.
Read more information about MIREES
Applicants must normally hold a 1st level University Degree (3 or 4 year course), BA or a comparable qualification in one of the following subjects: Political Science, Law, Economics, Agriculture, Foreign Languages, Social Sciences, International Relations, Communication Science, Italian Language and Culture, Education Science, Arts and Philosophy, or Psychology.
At the end of the study programme, after passing the final examination, the students will achieve the international joint degree of "Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern European (MIREES)", valid as:
• Laurea Magistrale in Interdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern Europe in Italy;
• Master of Social Sciences in Lithuania;
• Master of Arts in International Relations in Hungary.
The estimated amount of the annual tuition fee is € 4.318, to be paid in four instalments.
Available scholarships might be offered by the University of Bologna for study grant, full exemption from fees or fee reduction, considering academic merit and personal income. For more information see the link http://www.er-go.it/index.php?id=5963.
Further grant and scholarships are available. Read the complete call for full information.
If you are interested in participating see the call for application.
Faculty of Political Sciences "R. Ruffilli"
address: Via Giacomo Della Torre n. 1
47100 Forlì (FC), Italy