Russian, Eurasian, and Eastern European Studies | Master’s programme

Today there is increasing demand for expertise in Russia, Eurasia and Eastern Europe

How does knowing Russia, Eurasia and Eastern Europe help you to understand global developments? Are you interested in learning about Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe and advancing beyond stereotypes and cliches? 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 Master’s Programme in Russian, Eurasian, and Eastern European Studies, MAREEES (previously the Master’s Programme in Russian Studies) will equip you with an in-depth knowledge of historical trajectories, present and future challenges of countries anchored to an area specific development. You have access to the latest research results delivered by leading academic experts in the field. You will be acquainted with a massive area, with which development is interlinked. The programme offers regional expertise and great variety of opportunities after graduation.

Find out more about the programme structure, content and courses from the link below.

Basic information
Scope of studies and length 120 ECTS credits, 2 years
Degree level Master
Language English
Tuition fee per year (only non-EU/EEA citizens) 13 000 EUR
Application period Begins: 09 Dec 2024 at 08:00 (UTC+2) Ends: 02 Jan 2025 at 15:00 (UTC+2)
How to apply

The quick guide gives you a general overview of the application process and how to apply. Make sure that you meet the admission criteria, prepare your documents in advance and apply when applications are open.

Please note that there is only one intake per academic year. The online application form is open only during the application period. The admission criteria for the programme can be found in Studyinfo.

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