Career

The Master's Programme in Russian Studies prepares you for many different career paths. In the project courses, you will have a specific focus on working life skills, and you can apply for a traineeship. If you are interested in pursuing a career in research, you can apply to continue your studies as a postgraduate student.  Successful completion of postgraduate studies will give you an opportunity to consider an international career in the academic world.

Studies are part of your career. At the University of Helsinki, all degrees include career planning. The Career Services at the University of Helsinki, in cooperation with degree programmes, supports the growth of your expert identity as part of your studies and with separate services.

From the start of your studies until one year after the completion of your degree, the Career Services supports your career path.

Career Services  

  • gives career counselling and job seeking support, 
  • arranges info sessions, workshops and events, 
  • provides suitable job and traineeship offers for students,
  • shares university’s subsidy for traineeships and  
  • facilitates group mentoring programmes.

Check out the Career Services on the Instructions for students “Work and Career” and “Traineeships”. 

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.

 

The process of writing your Master's thesis also develops the basic skills required for conducting research. If you are interested in pursuing a career in research, you can continue your studies as a postgraduate student after completing your Master of Arts degree. You can apply to one of the Doctoral Programmes at the University of Helsinki or other universities in Finland or abroad. Successful completion of postgraduate studies will provide you with an opportunity to consider an international career in the academic world.

More information about doctoral education at the University of Helsinki.

Would you like to build a career in Finland? Do you want to build professional networks during your studies and get valuable insight into Finnish working life? Then you should apply for the HelsinkiUNI International  Talent Programme (HITP).  

HITP is a group mentoring programme where Finnish companies and international students are brought together to share ideas and to learn from each other. 

What will you gain from HITP? 

Successful applicants are placed in a group and assigned a mentor from a Finnish company or organization. When applying you can choose which of the participating companies interest you the most. 

You will receive support in growing your network among both professionals and fellow students. During the programme your group will meet 4–5 times on the company premises. Themes for the meet-ups include a company introduction and an overview on current competency requirements in that specific field.  You will also get to present your own skills to the company.

When the HITP has been completed, the goal is that cooperation can continue between the student and the company if both parties wish to do so. 

HelsinkiUNI International Talent Programme