Europe’s vast and open border region in the East – from Poland and the Balkans to the Urals and the Caucasus – has been the stage of some of the most radical transformations and dramatic conflicts that have shaped the modern era. In the one-year Master’s programme East European Studies, you develop a thorough understanding of the history, politics and culture of Eastern European countries (including Russia), and insight into recent developments in the region.
Unique partnerships abroad
Taught by world-leading experts
Ideal study environment
Turn the imperial perspective upside-down by studying Eastern Europe through the eyes of minorities!Prof. Michael Kemper
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).