The Master’s Programme in Russian and Eurasian Studies 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 you for a career as an analyst in the private and public sectors, in Sweden and abroad. The degree also qualifies for applying for doctoral studies in the Humanities or Social Sciences.
WHY THIS PROGRAMME?
The multidisciplinary Master’s Programme in Russian and Eurasian Studies 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’s 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 programme leads to a Master of Social Science (120 credits) with Eurasian Studies as the main field of study. After one year of study, it is possible to obtain a Master of Social Science (60 credits).
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”). This can be done in a number of ways, including through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS, or through previous upper secondary (high school) or university studies.
The minimum test scores are:
- IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
- TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
- Cambridge: CAE, CPE
Selection: Students are selected based on:
- a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
- a statement of purpose (1 page).
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Fees cover application and tuition only and do not cover accommodation, academic literature or the general cost of living. Read more about fees.
Application Fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 50000
Tuition fee, total: SEK 200000
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