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M.A. Russian and East Central European Studies

Course Description

About the programme

The M.A. Russian and East Central European Studies is a research-oriented, interdisciplinary degree programme. Its aim is to equip students with profound knowledge of the countries and cultures of Eastern Europe by placing the focus on historical, literary and cultural studies. You will also acquire methodological, theoretical and applied skills as you progress through your degree studies. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to learn or perfect your Czech, Polish and/or Russian language skills by making use of the relevant Language Centre courses. As the programme is focused on Eastern Europe, you will gain essential knowledge of one of the world's primary growth regions.


– Core subjects: history, literary and cultural studies
– Excellent staff-student ratio
– Seminars in nearby southern Bohemia in the Czech Republic
– Optional: complete part of your studies at one of our partner universities in Eastern or East-Central Europe
– This degree programme can be studied wholly in German and/or English

Visit the M.A. Russian and East Central European Studies page on the University of Passau website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A first degree in cultural studies or a social science or a related discipline, ranked among the best 50% of your cohort or with an average mark of 2.5 under the German marking system (or its foreign equivalent). Language skills (CEFR): A Slavic language (B2) and either German (DSH-2 or equivalent) or English (B2). The programme can be studied entirely in English or German.

Course Fees

72 euros per semester (student services contribution and bus pass fee)

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