Master’s Programme ın athens: Southeast European Studıes

Are you one of those undergraduate students who is willing to promote mutual understanding and good neighbourly relations in Southeast European regions? This exclusive MA programme is made for you then!


The MA in Southeast European Studies: Politics, History, Economics is an intense one-year graduate programme, offered by the Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

This English taught programme primarily addresses to graduates that major in the social sciences and humanities, preferably in politics, sociology, economics, social anthropology, political and social history, Balkan studies, Modern Greek Studies, journalism.  Based on its interdisciplinary nature, it aims to provide a thorough understanding of the key historical, social, political, economic, and cultural issues of Southeastern Europe.

The programme has an excellent student-teacher ratio, and a strong international character, actively encouraging the participation of students from around the world. In addition to its academic goals, it also offers a unique opportunity for students with different backgrounds and experiences to spend an academic year in Athens, learning about Southeastern Europe with and from each other.

Being created in 1999 as part of the Royaumont Process, the MA programme was supported by the Stability Pact for Southeastern Europe in its first years. It focuses on facilitating cross-border academic and scientific cooperation, bringing together students from all over the region and beyond and promoting mutual understanding and good neighbourly relations. 


Students are required to select three courses for each semester, making a total of six over the academic year, which are listed below:

European Union Enlargement to South Eastern Europe.

Interconnected Histories:  The Balkans and The Black Sea from the Eighteenth to  the Twentieth Century. 

Political Change, Democracy and Crisis in Southeast Europe.

Greece: Political Economy, Crisis and Change

Nationalism in Southeastern Europe.

International Law and Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes in Southeast Europe

Contemporary Turkey: Domestic and Foreign Policy

Economic Transition Pathways in Southeastern Europe: Disruptions, Challenges, Prospects

Migration and asylum governance in South-eastern Europe

International Relations of Southeast Europe


Click on this link to see the official application call by the department.

Click on this link to check the application form.

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