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Double degree from University of Göttingen / Higher School of Economics Sankt Petersburg (HSE)

Start of studies: Winter semester
Capacity for admission: 3 students
Standard period of studies:4 Semesters
Teaching Languages:German, English, Russian
Application: Application process at the Faculty of Humanities
Admission requirements: Overview
Language requirements: English (level B2), Russian (level B1)

The Double degree programme is only possible in the Single Honours Master totalling 78 credits (monomaster)!

Programme description:
The Double-Degree Master's programme "Eastern European History - Global and Regional Perspectives" focuses on Eastern European history in its global and regional manifestations and is strongly oriented towards cultural and global history. As part of the programme, students from the University of Göttingen spend two or three semesters in Göttingen and at least one semester at the partner university, the Higher School of Economics Saint Petersburg (HSE); while students from the HSE spend at least one semester in Göttingen. The curriculum, which is partly taught in English, is structured to enable joint study in Göttingen and St. Petersburg on site.

With this cooperation, the University of Göttingen and the HSE St. Petersburg combine their strengths and enable an international, interdisciplinary and professionally oriented double-degree programme. The students benefit from the expertise of the lecturers in Göttingen and St. Petersburg, who deal with questions of recent global historiography as well as empire history and take up impulses from cultural studies and non-European regional studies. The interconnection between regional developments and transnational influences is just as much in the foreground as the manifestation of history and knowledge in objects and infrastructures, as well as the representation of history through the same. A special focus is the history of the Second World War.

Occupational fields
Due to its broad historical-cultural orientation, the Master's programme is intended to prepare students for all professions that require a scientific historically oriented qualification and an in-depth knowledge of the specific regions of Eastern Europe and in the Asian areas of the former Soviet Union. In addition to an academic career, this includes in particular activities in the museum and exhibition sector, in non-university educational work, in the civil society sector, in development cooperation, in political consultancy, in the press, and in public and private institutions and international organisations concerned with Eastern Europe.