Application for the international Master's Programme is now open

Do you want to explore how societal, political, security, environmental or identity related changes are impacting the world’s largest and most challenging region? The online application for MAREEES programme starting in autumn 2023 is now open. Apply by the 4th of January.

In the Master’s Programme in Russian, Eurasian, and Eastern European Studies (MAREEES) you will find a unique emphasis placed on the connections and interactions of countries in different regions, their interlinked-ness with global processes. You will find out how the spatial and temporal context matter in area studies. Studying in the programme means that you will obtain the most up-to-date knowledge available  as the curriculum is directly related to ongoing research projects at the Aleksanteri Institute. Application period for the programme has now begun and will continue until the 4th of January 2023. 

While core courses are conducted within the Institute, you are also provided access to other courses at the University of Helsinki. The MAREEES programme utilizes a thematic approach. It places phenomena into a global context, enabling you to identify their importance to this area and the world.During your studies, you will develop knowledge on how issues pertaining to environmental challenges, migration flows, legal cultures, major security issues, identity and nationalism, political conflicts, the rule of law, and social tensions are affecting the region.

The geographical area encompassed by the MAREEES programme is Eastern Europe -defined to cover the eastern flank of the EU and the Eastern partnership countries, including the Western Balkans, Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia as well as Eurasia focusing on Central Asia, Belarus and Russian Federation.