Career prospects

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 studies in the programme and your aquired 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 apply to continue your studies as a postgraduate student in one of the Doctoral Programmes at the University of Helsinki after completing your Master of Arts degree. Successful completion of postgraduate studies will provide you with an opportunity to consider an international career in the academic world.

If you are interested in postgraduate studies, please read more about the doctoral programmes!