Russian and Eurasian Studies, 2018-2019
The MA programme in Russian and Eurasian Studies is a one-year master’s programme (60 EC) that explores Russia and post-Soviet Eurasia from a variety of perspectives. A flexible degree format means that you can focus your studies on the region's language, literature and culture, or on its politics, history, international relations and economics. You can also combine elements from the two focus areas.
The core curriculum for all students, regardless of focus area, includes the course on Information and Disinformation (5 EC) and the Research Seminar (5 EC) in the first semester, and the writing of a thesis (20 EC) in the second semester. Students are expected to choose at least two more of the courses from either focus area as listed below (10 EC each). In addition, they can opt for: – a third course (10 EC) from within the programme; – or an elective (10 EC) from other MA programmes, or an internship (10 EC).
This choice, as well as any departures from the standard programme, is subject to approval by the Examinations Board.
In order to be able to complete the MA thesis (20 EC) in the second semester, students are advised to choose two courses in the first semester and one in the second semester, in addition to the core curriculum. Please note that in the second semester of the academic year only a limited number of courses is offered by the programme and that the programme is subject to changes. Not all courses are taught each year.
Students are encouraged to start working on their final thesis (20 EC) from day one, but they are expected to intensify this work in the second semester.
First Semester Core Curriculum
|Information and Disinformation in Russia and Eurasia||1||I, II||5||500|
|Research Seminar||1||I, II||5||500|
First Semester Courses
|Corruption in Russia and Eurasia||1||I, II||10||500|
|Culture and Literature: Russian Culture and Everyday Life During the Crazy 1990s||1||I, II||10||500|
|Language and Identity of Minorities in Siberia||1||I, II||10||500|
|International Relations in the Slavic Triangle: Russia, Ukraine and Belarus||1||I, II||10||500|
|The Grammar of the Georgian Verb||1||II||5||500|
|Paper on the Georgian Verb||1||II||5||500|
Second Semester Core Curriculum
|MA Thesis Russian and Eurasian Studies||1 & 2||I, II, III, IV||20||600|
Second Semester Courses
|The Russian Revolution Revisited||2||III, IV||10||500|
|Old Church Slavic Language and Culture||2||III, IV||10||500|
|Internship Russian and Eurasian Studies||10||500|