East European Studies focuses on the historical, political and cultural diversity of Eastern Europe and on the relation between Eastern Europe and the West and the European Union.
This minor concentrates on current events and includes both Russia and Central and Eastern Europe, with special attention for Southeastern Europe and the Caucasus in the electives. The first semester consists of introductions in Russian and Soviet history (twentieth century) and in the position of Central and Eastern Europe in International Relations. The second semester offers electives that focus on one of the regions of East European Studies.
This minor is offered by the Faculty of Humanities. The faculty’s minors consist of 30 ECTS credits and earn you a second qualification that will be listed on the transcript accompanying your degree certificate.
In the second semester, you can choose up to 12 EC from the courses mentioned in the schedule.
This minor may serve as a good preparation for academic Bachelor’s students who want to apply for admission to a Master's programme in European Studies, e.g.: East European Studies; Identity and Integration or European Policy. If you meet the language requirements, you could also consider the Dutch-taught Master's programme Duitslandstudies. Always check the entry requirements on the Application and Admission page of the Master’s programme you are interested in.
This minor is open for application to students who have obtained an academic first-year diploma or a positive Binding Study Advice from an academic Bachelor's programme. This entails that you must have obtained at least 48 ECTS in your propaedeutic year.
The minor is also open for application to students from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO) who have completed their propaedeutic year. If you are an HBO student and if you are looking to do a Master's programme at the UvA, please check out our pre-Master's programmes, as completing a minor is not enough to grant you access to Master’s programmes.
You can enrol in this minor between 11 May 2021, 08:00 and 25 June 2021 in order to do this minor in the academic year of 2021-2022. Please follow the step-by-step application guide on the page below in order to enrol. Please note: placement will happen on a first-come, first-served basis. So, do not hesitate and enrol as early as possible to increase your chances.
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