Master in Eastern European and Russian Studies

Vilnius University

Program Description

Master in Eastern European and Russian Studies

Vilnius University

How did Gorbachev win a Nobel peace prize? Is 200 km of tarmac all that separates Vilnius and Minsk? What do oranges, roses and jeans have in common? What does “prihvatizatsya” mean? Does “Pussy Riot” really belong in jail?

The Eastern European and Russian studies programme is devised to help you find the answers to these and many more other questions. And on top of that it will provide you with deep and comprehensive knowledge about the region - its political, economic and cultural particularities, and develop your academic and analytical skills that will enable you to analyse, evaluate and assess key political and social processes within this dynamic and exciting region.


After you find out the difference between glastnost and perestroika, what will you be able to achieve? Our graduates have found a number of different possibilities: some pursue their careers as civil servants in public administration institutions and diplomatic service. Others work as analysts and experts in the international organizations, academic and research institutions, private sector in Lithuania and abroad. And just in case you wish to spread your knowledge and learn even more as a graduate of the Eastern and Central European studies you will have access to the third cycle (doctoral studies).


  • To apply for this programme you need a Bachelor degree or its equivalent in Social Science or Humanities. The selection criterion is based on the weighted average of all grades recorded in the transcript of your academic report.
  • To join us you need to be proficient in English, therefore minimum 70 of TOEFL (iBT) or 525 (pBT) or 5.5 of IELTS score is required.

Note: if your mother tongue is English and/or if you have a university degree in English you will be exempt from providing an English language test score.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated March 1, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
3 semesters
Full time
2,242 EUR
Start date Sept. 2017
Lithuania Vilnius
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 3 semesters
Price 2,242 EUR
per year