This is a full-time programme established in 2007, with the first year spent at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, and the second either at Centre for European Studies, Jagiellonian University (the best university in Poland according to national ranking) or at another partner university. Students choose from a range of courses focusing on the economies, states and societies of Central and Eastern Europe. The consortium also includes Associate Partners from the corporate sector (banks, businesses, libraries, NGOs etc), and in addition to academic excellence we emphasize the value of internship experience for our students.The International Masters in Economy, State and Society programme from the Jagiellonian University incorporates advanced training in methodology and research with specialized study tracks:• Politics and Security• Economics and Business• Nation, History and Society• Politics and International EconomyEach track combines specialist electives (economics, politics, society or history), research methods training (social sciences or humanities), and language tuition with an advanced research dissertation conducted during the latter part of the degree. The central objective of the programme is to enhance global understanding and awareness of the wider European region. As well as developing cultural and linguistic knowledge of both Eastern and Western Europe, participants acquire the skills to identify and critically analyse key factors shaping the economies, states and societies of the expanding European region.All IMESS students will benefit from: the world-leading expertise of the staff delivering the course; innovation in syllabus and teaching; integrated dissertation supervision; the dynamism of the research environment; the opportunity to participate in conferences, seminars and workshops; an IMESS oriented careers development programme; training in Academic English as well as in a CEE language; the excellence of the consortium's institutional support structures; the programme's interactive virtual learning environment; and the IMESS Alumni Association.The IMESS programme will thus provide an essential flow of European expertise necessary for responding to the diverse research and policy challenges of the twenty-first century.Diploma: International Masters in Economy, State and Society (University College London) and MA in European Studies (Jagiellonian University)Suitable For: The Masters programme is designed to attract and challenge the brightest EU and international students (final year undergraduates may apply) as well as professionals wishing to retrain to acquire European expertise and meet the challenges of the changing global environment. Evidence of English language ability is essential but there are no other language pre-requisites. Students from all states may apply to the programme and there are IMESS Scholarships for both EU and non-EU students.
During the second year of the IMESS programme, students must complete the following requirements:
The required courses are as follows:
The academic year (for IMESS students in Krakow) begins on 1 October and ends with their MA exam and thesis defence. The final date for submission of the MA thesis is 31 May for students not taking any elective courses in the spring semester, and 30 June for students taking one or more elective courses during the spring semester. The MA exam and thesis defence should take place no later than one calendar month after submission (usually not later than 30 July).
Upon completion of the MA exam and defence, students will be provided with a diploma and diploma supplement, detailing all completed courses. The IMESS diploma supplement may exclude additional courses that were not counted towards the degree; although any such courses will be shown on the CES transcript.
Please select a curriculum guide for IMESS specialization track from the list below:• Politics and Security• Economics and Business• Nation, History and Society• Politics and International Economy
Erasmus Mundus Scholarships
Erasmus Mundus (EM) scholarships are EU funded scholarships to support Category A and Category B students to study selected MA programmes, including IMESS. For entry in 2011 there will be 15-16 EM scholarships.
Category A scholarships can be awarded to students who come from a country other than an eligible applicant country (EU member-states and EEA-EFTA states) and who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of these countries. N.B.: students holding a Category A scholarship may not spend their second year in Russia.
Category A applicants satisfying the Erasmus Mundus criteria (Category A) are eligible to apply for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship of 24,000 per year (48,000 in total). Scholarship holders must pay tuition fees to the IMESS consortium of 14,800 per year (29,600 in total). These monies will be deducted from the scholarship and scholarship holders will receive a balance on a monthly basis. Recipients of Erasmus Mundus Scholarships (Category A), entering the IMESS programme in 2011, will be entitled to a partial fee waiver of 6,800 per year.
Category B scholarships can be awarded to any students who do not fulfil the Category A criteria defined above.
Category B applicants satisfying the Erasmus Mundus criteria (Category B) are eligible to apply for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship of 10,000 per year (20,000 in total). Scholarship holders must pay tuition fees to the IMESS consortium of 6,250 per year (12,500 in total) if they qualify as EU students for the purpose of fees or 14,800 per year (29,600 in total) if they do not qualify as EU students for the purpose of fees. These monies will be deducted from the scholarship and scholarship holders will receive a balance on a monthly basis. Recipients of Erasmus Mundus Scholarships (Category B), entering the IMESS programme in 2011, will be entitled to a partial fee waiver of 2,250 per year (for EU students) or 6,800 per year (for non-EU students).
NB: applicants must not have received their last university degree from either of the two countries in which they will study as part of the IMESS programme.
The scholarship therefore covers the fees, associated with attendance at two of Europe's leading universities, but does NOT cover all of the costs associated with attending the Programme. Rather, participants will need some additional source of funding to cover the full costs associated with accommodation, food, travel and books. For example, in year one (all students are in London) it is estimated that the average living costs for a single graduate student for an academic year are approximately 12,000. Living costs in year 2 vary.
Erasmus Mundus scholarship holders will also benefit from the insurance provided through the IMESS consortium. Students may wish to top up this insurance with a supplementary private policy.
The next Erasmus Mundus Scholarship application deadline for IMESS is 17 December 2010. UCL Registry must have received your full application by no later than this date. Please note that students can only apply to a maximum of three Erasmus Mundus Programmes in any one year.
The IMESS Bursary is for applicants who are ineligible to apply for Erasmus Mundus scholarships either under Category A or Category B, e.g. because their last degree was from the UK or from the country in which they plan to spend the second year of the IMESS programme. The award will be equivalent to Home/EU fees (6,250 x two years).
Socrates-Erasmus Mobility Awards
EU students are eligible for Socrates mobility scholarships in year 2 of the programme (approximately 200-300 per month for 9/10 months).
Further information on the Finn-Guild Scholarship can be found here.
Further information on the Visegrad Scholarship can be found here.
CONACYT (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología) Scholarship for Studies Abroad
Further information on the Becas Talentia Scholarship can be found here.
Fundación Rafael del Pino
Further information on the Fundación Rafael del Pino Scholarship can be found here.
Further information on the Cajamadrid Scholarship can be found here.
Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional y Desarrollo
Further information on the AECID Scholarship can be found here.
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