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International Masters in Economy, State & Society

Europe in a global perspective
An intellectually stimulating Masters programme that combined academic rigor, international immersion, and a varied programme of study… grounded in practical and empirical study... I would recommend it to anyone with a passion for Central and Eastern Europe

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Dissertation

The research dissertation is the most important part of the IMESS programme and showcases the sum of your achievements during the two-years of study. Preparation therefore starts early, during the first year, while producing the 20-25,000 word long dissertation, constitutes half of your workload during the second year. Much of the research training undertaken in the first year facilitates the production of a substantive research-based dissertation.

Working on your dissertation, you will be pursuing original research on a topic of great personal interest. It will also equip you with invaluable skills for your future career, either in high level public and private sector institutions or in academia. A number of IMESS dissertations have formed the basis for articles in peer reviewed academic journals.

The expertise of the second year IMESS partner universities varies greatly and your dissertation will be best served by seeking a close match with the specialisms on offer. Most major interests can be catered for, but particularly encouraged are topics related to the following themes:

Economics and Business Track

University of Belgrade (Serbia)
Corvinus University, Budapest (Hungary)
Jagiellonian University, Krakow (Poland)
Higher School of Economics, Saint Petersburg (Russia)
Charles University Prague (Czech Republic)
Tartu University (Estonia)

Politics and the International Economy Track

University of Belgrade (Serbia)
Corvinus University, Budapest (Hungary)
Jagiellonian University, Krakow (Poland)
Helsinki University (Finland)
Higher School of Economics, Moscow (Russia)
Charles University Prague (Czech Republic)
Tartu University (Estonia)

Politics and Security Track

University of Belgrade (Serbia)
Corvinus University, Budapest (Hungary)
Jagiellonian University, Krakow (Poland)
Helsinki University (Finland)
Higher School of Economics, Moscow (Russia)
Charles University Prague (Czech Republic)
Tartu University (Estonia)

History and Society Track

University of Belgrade (Serbia)
Jagiellonian University, Krakow (Poland)
Helsinki University (Finland)
Charles University Prague (Czech Republic)
Tartu University (Estonia)