International MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES)


Whether because of global energy concerns, regional and ethnic conflicts, economic growth, migration, East-West relations, or political unpredictability, the Eurasian space continues to attract international attention. The International MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES) at EUSP is designed to meet this strong interest by engaging the many analytical challenges posed therein.

IMARES provides training in the politics, economy, society, and history of Russia and neighboring Eurasian states. It combines the highest standards of teaching in English by Russian and international faculty with the advantages of living in St. Petersburg, Russia's cultural capital. A separate teaching module on Empire and Islam is offered in Kazan, the city where Slavic and Turkic civilizations meet. We offer a comprehensive and varied curriculum.

IMARES, an advanced graduate program for students who already hold a B.A. degree or its equivalent, offers training and research opportunities as well as firsthand experience to get a close feel for Russia and the many other countries in the wider region. In 1998 this program began as M.A. in Russian Studies. More than 250 international students have taken our Russian Studies courses and about 120 MA degrees have been awarded.

 The program starts twice a year.  The fall semester starts in the beginning of September. The spring semester starts in the beginning of February. You may choose whichever starting point you prefer.

We accept students on a rolling basis, so early admission is possible.

Deadlines for applications:
October 31, 2014 to start in February 2015
April 30, 2015 to start in September 2015


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