Is East European Studies right for you?
- You are interested in the region’s contemporary conflicts, and their historical and cultural backgrounds.
- You want to explore the changing relationship between East and West, popular culture and everyday life and the interplay between power centres and peripheries.
- You want to study Europe’s East from a European Studies perspective that emphasises connectivity, mutual influences and interdependencies.
- You want to zoom in on nation-building and conflicts in sub-regions like the Caucasus, Ukraine/Crimea, or the Balkans, and explore the relationship between nationalism and political Islam or Christian Orthodoxy.
- You are eager to engage in an international classroom by participating actively in discussions and debates.
In this video the teacher and student of the programme explain how this programme is structured and what the unique aspects are.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine raises questions for many of us. Why this enormous violence, why now? The UvA stands united for peace, freedom and democracy. We empathise with all those affected by the war.
East European Studies is an accredited degree programme of European Studies. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in European Studies and the title Master of Arts (MA).