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Master's Programme in History Launches Double Degree Track

HSE University — Saint Petersburg and the University of Göttingen have signed the agreement on the double degree track for the Master's programme 'Global and Regional History'. The best programme students will study in Germany for a year and obtain two diplomas issued by both universities.

Master's Programme in History Launches Double Degree Track

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The track will be implemented together with the Master's programme in Eastern European History, the University of Göttingen.

The teaching quality at both universities was the root of establishing the partnership. 'The quality of education at university in general and specifically at the programme being designed in particular determines the choice of a partner university. We aim at boosting the value of historical education through the double degree track', explains Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov, the Academic Supervisor of the Master's programme.

At least two students will have a chance to participate in the double degree track in 2021–2022. They will study at the University of Göttingen for a year. For the most part, double degree programmes imply studying at a partner university for a whole second year, as it works with the University of Turin, for example. However, due to the difference in the academic calendars, the courses start in the second semester of the first year.

An important student selection criterion is proficiency in German since this is the language of instruction at the University of Göttingen. When applying for the programme, applicants will have to confirm their knowledge of the language and present a motivation letter. The selection will take place in the first and second module of the first year of study.

Taking part in the double degree track will let graduate students learn more about the history of Eastern Europe and foreign academic institutions. Not only will students work in German archives, but they will also boost their German. Upon graduation, students will present their theses to the Committee consisting of examiners from both HSE University and the University of Göttingen.

To learn more about the Master's programme in Global and Regional History, visit the programme's page.