European University at St. Petersburg

MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies

Master's degree programs in English
European University
at St. Petersburg
MA in Russian
and Eurasian

Russian and Eurasian Studies

IMARES Master's degree program focuses on Russia and the post-Soviet Eurasian area. This comprehensive program allows you to study the region thoroughly.
IMARES program
will help you to
Explore the dynamics of post-Soviet transition and domestic politics
Examine cases of conflicts, political violence and terrorism in Russia and Eurasia
Study nationalism in Russian and Soviet imperial contexts
Apply multiple theoretical models to analyze Russian foreign policy
Broaden your perspective on Russian-American relations
Explore Russia's cultural and geographic diversity in the classroom and observe it every day
IMARES Program Courses
Vladimir Gel'man
Political Changes in Post-Soviet Eurasia

Ivan Kurilla
Russian-American Relations from the Historical Perspective

Alexey Miller
Empire and Nationalism in Russia and the Soviet Union

Ekaterina Stepanova
Russia and Armed Conflicts in and beyond Eurasia

Nikita Lomagin
Russia in the International Relations System

Sergei Podbolotov
Russian Political and Social History

Mikhail Troitskiy
Conflict and Cooperation in Eurasia

Gevorg Avetikyan
History and Politics of the South Caucasus

Nikita Lomagin
International Relations Theory

Darya Pushkina
Central Asia States: Making, Breaking, and Remaking

Ilya Utekhin
Introduction to Soviet Civilization

Alexander Ivanov
Jewish Life under Bolshevik Rule: Politics, Ideologies, Representations, 1920s–1930s

Workshops with guest lecturers and experts

Russian Language
Career Opportunities

MA degree in Russian and Eurasian Studies helps our alumni to make careers in
  • academia in North America, Europe and Russia;
  • government bodies (e.g. foreign embassies, NASA), national or regional councils and parliaments;
  • international organizations such as The World Bank, European Commission, the International Criminal Court;
  • journalism at The New York Times, NBC News, Helsingin Sanomat, The Moscow Times, etc;
  • private and state companies, as well as NGOs such as IBM, Bank of America, Boeing, Thomson Reuters, Elsevier, Smithsonian Institution;
  • libraries and museums, editorial boards of academic journals and publishers, etc.
      IMARES program
      available as 1-year & 2-year track
      2 semesters
      4 semesters
      60 ECTS
      120 ECTS
      Starting dates
      twice a year
      Fall 2022
      Spring 20223
      once a year
      Fall 2022
      Entry requirements
      BA degree
      BA degree
      State accredited
      MA degree
      Course selection
      less flexible
      MA thesis
      Russian Language
      2 semesters
      3 semesters
      Visa support
      Visa duration
      90-day visa
      (for each semester)
      2-year multiple entry visa
      Tuition fee
      per track
      per track
      Citizens of Russia and Former Soviet Union countries
      350 000 RUB
      600 000 RUB
      Citizens of all other countries
      17 200 USD
      22 200 USD
      Application deadlines

      April 30, 2022
      to start a 1-year or 2-year track in September 2022

      October 30, 2022

      to start a 1-year track in February 2023

      Steps to apply
      Complete the Application Form
      Send us the required documents
      Attend an online interview
      Wait to receive admission decision
      Our alumni
      Why European University at St. Petersburg

      - EUSP is a private graduate school and one of the top research universities in humanities and social sciences in Russia

      - 14 research centers on political, social, and economic issues of modern Russia

      - International team of professors and excellent scholars

      - 3:1 student/faculty ratio

      - Location in the heart of St.Petersburg, UNESCO World Heritage Site
      EUSP International Programs

      - MA degree in 1 or 2 years

      - All classes in English + intensive Russian language course

      - Study International Relations, Russian, Eurasian Studies and Energy Politics from A to Я

      - International atmosphere and study experience with students from North America and Europe

      - Individual guidance and 24/7 staff assistance in English