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ERASMUS MUNDUS SCHOLARSHIP 2008-09 (new)

    
Europe - 2008 / 2009 Erasmus Mundus Scholarships: International Masters in Economy, State & Society (IMESS)

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships - IMESS: International Masters in Economy, State and Society
Duration in months: 24 months
Course description:Building on the existing strengths of six leading European universities, this Masters programme in Economy, State & Society situates the study of the emerging economies and societies of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) in a global context. The multidisciplinary, language-based programme is organised along four tracks:
Economics and Business
Politics and Security
Nation and Society
History and Culture
The states of CEE have undergone far-reaching political, economic and social change since 1989, culminating in the 2004 and 2007 European Union enlargements. Understanding the comparative economic advantages of the CEE states, their relationship with the EU border states, the importance of migration flows, health and security for the wider region as well as the obstacles faced in developing a truly knowledge-based economy are essential both for the European and the global community. This MA will raise the global expertise in this area by addressing these key issues in the context of the region’s economies, states and societies.
Participants spend the first year at University College London and the second at a university in the CEE country whose language they have been studying.
In year 1: all students: study a language; take electives relating to their specialist track; undertake research methodology courses; and participate in a variety of research skills modules – including ‘Academic writing in English’.
In year 2, students continue to receive language training, produce a 15-20,000-word research dissertation in English andtake additional specialised electives. All non-language elements of the course are conducted in English.
Graduates of the programme will have acquired language competence, cultural awareness and a deep-rooted knowledge and understanding of the economies, states and societies of CEE. Graduates will have developed a set of skills suited to entering a career in the private or public sectors or for developing a research career in academia.
EligibilityAll applicants should hold an upper second class honours degree (or overseas equivalent) with honours in a relevant subject area and must provide evidence of English proficiency (IELTS/TEOFL Advanced Level – see FAQs for full requirements in subtests and overall scores).
ApplicationThird-country applicants (i.e. those outside of the European Economic Area) are eligible to apply for one of a number of Erasmus Mundus Scholarships of €21,000 per year towards fees and other costs. The scholarship does NOT cover all costs.
The next Erasmus Mundus Scholarship deadline is 18 January 2008 – UCL registry must have received your full application by no later than this date.
Apply online at UCL (University College London)When you log into the online application system, choose the ‘Departments’ drop down menu, select SSEES and you should see a list of about 20 programmes. On that list is programme R7U5 under the title ‘Economy, State and Society’ - that is IMESS!
InformationDr. Robin AizlewoodUCL-SCHOOL OF SLAVONIC AND EAST EUROPEAN STUDIESGower StreetWC1E 6BT LONDON - United Kingdom
Partners:UK (United Kingdom) - UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON (Co-ordinataning institution)CZ (Czech Republic) - UNIVERZITA KARLOVA V PRAZEEE (Estonia) - TARTU ÜLIKOOLIFI (Finlnad) - HELSINGIN YLIOPISTOHU (Hungary) - BUDAPESTI CORVINUS EGYETEMPL (Poland) - UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
For further details on the Erasmus Mundus scheme see: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/static/en/mundus/index.htmIMESS website: http://www.imess.eu/index.php ( Enquiries to: info@imess.eu with subject line: ‘IMESS enquiry’ )