The curriculum of the programme is designed to be multidisciplinary, and it is closely linked with the world-class research conducted at the Aleksanteri Institute and its international network. Aleksanteri Institute is Europe’s largest research institute dedicated to the Russian, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies. It is comprised of an active, international community that hosts a Visiting Fellow Programme, the annual Aleksanteri Conference and other research seminars and workshops, and also accommodates warm, friendly, social gatherings.
The Master's Programme in Russian Studies provides you with in-depth and interdisciplinary knowledge of Russia's past and present for use in your future career. Your acquired Russia-related expertise prepare you for many different career paths. Depending on your field of specialisation, you can find employment in the public sector, education, journalism, business and non-governmental organisations, both nationally and internationally.
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The scope of the Master’s Programme in Russian Studies is 120 credits (ECTS) containing the following studies:
- Obligatory study units (75 credits) (discipline-specific advanced studies)
- Optional study units (15 credits)
- Master's thesis 30 credits
At the beginning of your studies, you will be assisted by your supervisor to draw a personal study plan and design your own individual study track. The degree shall be completed in two academic years.
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- 24 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- You have completed or will complete by 31 July a first-cycle degree (e.g., bachelor’s degree) or a second-cycle degree (e.g., master’s degree) or a postgraduate degree in Finland or abroad.
- You have completed or will complete applicable studies required for the master’s programme by 11 January.
- You have sufficient proficiency in English.
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International13000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 13000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area and pursue their studies in English, are liable to pay tuition fees.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.