European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, M.A. | Carleton University | Ottawa, Canada
M.A. On Campus

European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

24 months
18463 CAD/year
6657 CAD/year
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The European, Russian and Eurasian Studies MA program from Carleton University offers students an unparalleled opportunity to do scholarly research with experts on Europe and European integration, Central and Southeast Europe, Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia.


Courses at the European, Russian and Eurasian Studies MA program from Carleton University provide an interdisciplinary perspective on the region. Seminars are delivered by award-winning faculty members and renowned visiting professors from the European Union and Russia. Students also have access to courses and faculty expertise provided by cooperating departments including the Departments of Political Science, History, and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA).

Fields of Specialization

  • European and European Union (EU) Studies
  • Russian, Eurasian, and Transition Studies

Faculty Research Highlights

  • Migration, race, and the late Soviet City (Jeff Sahadeo)
  • Values, interests, and governance structures in EU-Russian relations (Joan DeBardeleben)
  • European economic integration and EU as a global economic power (Crina Viju)
  • Transnational encounters between Germans and Russians in the 20th century (James Casteel)
  • Public administration and civil society in Russia (Piotr Dutkiewicz)
  • Migration and border control policies in Europe (Martin Geiger)
  • Politics of European integration; democracy and citizenship in the EU (Achim Hurrelmann)

Career Opportunities

While some EURUS alumni pursue advanced degrees, many have satisfying careers in government, international and non-governmental organizations, media outlets and private business in Canada and abroad. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Interdisciplinary Seminar in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
  • Post-Soviet States and Societies
  • Social and Political Perspectives in Europe
  • Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in Eastern and Central Europe
  • Research Design and Methodology in European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
  • Nation-Building in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Russian Domestic Politics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, with a B+ or higher in a humanities or social science discipline. 
  • Previous coursework in the European/Russian/Eurasian area from one or more academic disciplines, or practical experience in the region.  
  • A reading knowledge of an appropriate major European language. Applicants may be admitted without such proficiency; in this case they will require additional language training during the MA program.

Tuition Fee

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    18463 CAD/year
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  • National

    6657 CAD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6657 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
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