Balkan Studies

studia II stopnia (magisterskie), stacjonarne

Orientacyjny limit miejsc: 20

The student of the Balkan Studies gains practical knowledge of two regional languages – one is Slavonic chosen from Bulgarian, Macedonian, and Serbian (level B1) and one non-Slavonic from among Albanian, Greek, Romanian and Turkish (level B1). The practical knowledge of those languages is supplemented with comprehensive studies of Balkan contemporary literature and current cultural, social, political and economic transformations in the Balkans.

The interdisciplinary character of the programme, including research methods of language and literature studies, ethnology, history and political science gives knowledge about the lingustic, ethnic and political conditions, including the identity issues, and their current forms in Balkan countries. The specific merger of those four realms of science leads to the attainment of skills necessary to synthesizing and applying those theories in practice. Students learn to think in terms of the dialectics of analysis and synthesis, to formulate and verify hypotheses and evaluate the current cultural, politic and economic phenomena in the Balkans.

Atuty kierunku:


*             Paisij Chilendarski University in Plovdiv (Bulgaria),

*             Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopije (Macedonia),

*             University of Novi Sad (Serbia)

*             University of Belgrade (Serbia)

*             University of Tuzla (Bosna and Herzegovina)

*             Girokastra University (Albania)

Wybrane przedmioty na studiach:

  • The First Language of the Region: Albanian/Greek/Romanian/Turkish
  • The Second Language of the Region: Bulgarian/Macedonian/Serbian
  • Balkan Auxiliary Studies
  • The Theories of Balkan Studies
  • An Outline Balkan Literature
  • The History of the Balkans
  • The Balkans as Cultural and Ethnic Region
  • The Development of Politic Ideas in the Balkans
  • Contemporary Transformations of the Traditional Cultural Codes in the Balkans
  • The Theories and Practice of Nationalism in the Balkans
  • Contemporary Political Systems in the Balkan
  • The Balkan Sprachbund
  • The Anthropology of the Balkans from a Historical and Contemporary Perspective
  • The Economic and Politic Premises of Social Changes in the Balkans
  • The International Political Relations in the Balkans

Praca po studiach:

The graduate will be highly competent in cultural and social analysis. Prospective jobs include national and self-government administration, national institutions, European Union authorities, cultural, educational, publishing institutions, foundations, economic institutions and mass media. A graduate of the unique Balkan studies will be well prepared to undertake research and enter PhD studies.