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MIREES - Master of Arts in
Interdisciplinary Research and Studies on Eastern Europe

Applications for the academic year 2012/2013 is open!

Venues: University of Bologna - Forlì Campus (1st year)
Partner University for at least 6 months (2nd year)
Period: 2012-2014
Application deadline: May 21, 2023

The MIREES programme offers specialized, in-depth knowledge of the post-socialist countries in transition, the new EU member states, and the new East-European neighbour countries. The Master's curriculum is aimed at those students with a BA in Economics, Politics, International Relations, History, Languages (and Slavic languages in particular), agricultural studies and cultural studies generally.

MIREES students will spend the first year in Forlì (one of the five campuses of the University of Bologna), while in the second year a minimum of 6 months will be spent at one of the Partner Universities (the Vytautas Magnus University at Kaunas, the Corvinus University of Budapest and the St Petersburg State University). The University of Ljubljana is an associate partner that offers additional mobility opportunities for students. In particular cases, other MIREES Associated Universities in the Balkans can be selected for the mobility period.

The programme aims also at developing language skills and in this context MIREES offers courses in Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian, Russian, Lithuanian and Slovak (Hungarian is also available in the 2nd year), as well as Italian for foreigners as an additional option.

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How to apply to the MA


For admission to the Master of Arts MIREES, students must have a suitable personal preparation in either Law, Economics, Social Sciences (Political science, Sociology, Political Geography, Demography, Gender Studies, Psychology, Anthropology), Humanities (History, Philosophy, Literature, Language Studies, Cultural studies) and Agriculture, both European and international, and also in recent political and economic events in the European and international contexts, usually supplied by a First Cycle Degree (BA).

Additionally, all candidates must have essentials computer science skills and an active knowledge of English, whilst accepted students will be encouraged to use at least two languages among those of the EU Member States and deepen the knowledge of the qualifying language skills offered by MIREES.

While EU students and non-EU students with equivalent status, provided they have the entry requirements and a satisfactory personal preparation, can be admitted to MIREES without any numerical restriction, no more than 42 non-EU students residing abroad (2 of which are reserved for students from the People's Republic of China, belonging to the Marco Polo Project), who have the entry requirements and a satisfactory personal preparation, will be admitted to MIREES.

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to send the following paper documents:

  • completed Application form;
  • completed programme proposal;
  • original or authenticated copy of the graduation certificate;
  • a detailed English-written CV;
  • English language certificate;
  • attestation of essential computer skills;
  • two letters of introduction.

Documents must be sent by mail or fax or e-mail or submited personally to the Facoltà di Scienze Politiche "Roberto Ruffilli" (see contacts below).

Read the complete call for application.

Enrollment Procedure

In order to enroll in the programme, admitted students must submit the enrolment form, pay the first instalment of the annual tuition fee and send the Students Registry Office the documents as required in the call.


Faculty of Political Sciences "R. Ruffilli" Forlì, University of Bologna

Information & contacts

Faculty of Political Sciences "R. Ruffilli"
Presidency of the Faculty
Via Giacomo Della Torre n. 1
47121 Forlì (FC), Italy
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