The multidisciplinary Master Programme in Russian and Eurasian Studies at Uppsala University offers a unique opportunity to study Russia and the post-Soviet region while learning Russian through intensive language courses. The programme has an international profile and prepares graduates for a variety of professional careers focused on Russia and Eurasia in the private and public sectors, in Sweden and abroad.
This is a new programme, developed by the Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies (IRES) in cooperation with the Department of Informatics and Media and the Department of Modern Languages at Uppsala University. IRES is an international, multidisciplinary institute specialising in the study of Russia and the post-Soviet space.
The Master Programme in Russian and Eurasian Studies is completely unique in Sweden and Scandinavia. The programme is multidisciplinary in nature, incorporating several academic disciplines, including cultural studies, economics, history, international relations, law, political science and media studies. You will study a range of courses based upon these subjects, combined with specialised Russian language courses.If you already have proficiency in the Russian language you will have the opportunity to study intermediate or advanced level courses in Russian.
You will have the option of doing an internship in Sweden or abroad (15 credits), or language study at a European or Russian partner university (15 credits).
The Master Programme in Russian and Eurasian Studies provides you with highly sought after knowledge and understanding of Russia and the post-Soviet region, in combination with proficiency in the Russian language. Public agencies, private companies and international organisations have a growing need for area experts with this competence, both nationally and internationally.
The programme prepares you for a career as an analyst in the private and public sphere, as well as for an academic career, both in Sweden and abroad.
- Russian History, Society and Culture
- Social, Economic and Legal Development in the Post-Soviet Area
- Politics, Media & Communication and International Relations
- Master Thesis
- Language studies (Russian)
- 24 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university, and with a main field of study within the Social Sciences or Arts.
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6").
Students are selected based on:
- a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
- a statement of purpose (1 page).
International9931 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19863 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
- Application Fee: SEK 900
- Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000
- Tuition fee, total: SEK 200000
Living costs for Uppsala
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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