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Courses

The Central European Comparative Studies study programme is offered either in the form of full-time or part-time study. The part-time study programme provides an opportunity to follow the same structured courses as full-time students, but all compulsory lectures take place only on Friday afternoon during the term. Students attend the lectures and study on their own with the academic support of the tutors and professors. The part-time study programme takes two years and at its  end students obtain the same Master’s Degree diploma as the full-time students. The students‘ legal status is the same for both part-time and full-time students. The part-time study option offers students the possibility of integrating  their academic development with their job and/or family life.

Course structure of full-time study

To complete the Central European Comparatiove Studies programme, students have to acquire a total of 120 ECTS credits, defend their Master’s Thesis and successfully pass the final State Examination. The following compulsory courses represent 66 ECTS credits.

Central European Culture History I, II History, Politics and Culture of Central European Jewry
Modern Central European History Compared Methodology and Academic Writing Seminar
Comparison of Central European Political Systems Political Geography
Constitutional Transformation of the Central and East European Countries Ethnic Issues and Territories in Eastern, East Central and Southeastern Europe
Master's Thesis Seminar I, II Konversatorium

A further 36 ECTS credits are gained by successfully passing the compulsory language courses (Language of the Region A I - IV and Language of the Region B I - II). The remaining 18 ECTS credits can be earned by participating in optional and elective courses offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences.

For detailed information on the CECS full-time programme please visit the Faculty's website.

Course structure of part-time study

To complete the Central European Comparative Studies programme, students must acquire a total of 120 ECTS credits, defend their Master Thesis and successfully pass the final State Examination. The following compulsory courses represent 108 ECTS credits.

Central European History Germany and Austria and the Visegrad Countries
Central European Political Systems I, II Jewish History in Central European Region
Conceptions and Interpretations of Central European History  Master's Thesis Seminar for CECS I, II
Constitutional Transformation of the Central and East European Countries Methodology and Academic Writing Seminar for CECS
Ethnical and National Problems in Central and Eastern Europe Political Geography of Central Europe

The remaining 12 ECTS credits can be earned by successfully passing language courses or by participating in optional and elective courses offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences.

For detailed information on the CECS part-time programme please visit the Faculty's website.