MA in Energy Politics in Eurasia (ENERPO Plus)

European University at St. Petersburg

Program Description

MA in Energy Politics in Eurasia (ENERPO Plus)

European University at St. Petersburg

Competition and cooperation over the control of Eurasian natural resources will profoundly influence world politics in the 21st century. Crucial issues include the future of the Russo-European oil & gas trade, Russia’s “energy pivot” to Asia, the recent the LNG and shale gas “revolutions”, the recurring geopolitical crises in the post-Soviet space and the Middle East, the great opportunities and the huge profits generated by the energy sector, the use of “energy weapons” and levers, and the pursuit of environmental and economic sustainability, the sanctions regimes on Russia and Iran, and the current falling world price of oil.

The ENERPO PLUS program was designed on the basis of the one-year ENERPO program to meet the growing interest in these challenges and considers the importance of these issues for both policymakers and the energy business. Its innovative curriculum combines the perspectives of energy politics, security studies, and political economy. In addition to the academic training provided by the ENERPO curriculum, it also includes a practical experience and allows more time for student's research work. ENERPO and ENERPO PLUS are the only English-language MA programs in Russia focusing specifically on Eurasian energy affairs.

ENERPO PLUS program provides you the opportunity to broaden your knowledge of Russia and Russian Energy market, to conduct thorough and detailed research on your subject and to create a solid energy background for your career. The two-year MA program diploma gives you a direct access to all Ph.D. programs in Russia and all around the world.

ENERPO PLUS students and faculty

ENERPO has hosted students from sixteen different countries: USA, Russia, the UK, Italy, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Greece, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Estonia, Lithuania, and Turkey. After graduating, some of our alumni have used the expertise and qualifications gained on the ENERPO program to launch professional careers in oil & gas companies, energy trading and law, energy consulting companies, and think tanks, while others have pursued academic paths aiming for doctoral degrees or started working in international political institutions.

The ENERPO faculty is a blend of Russian and international, renowned senior and promising junior professors, all of whom have solid international experience and are dedicated to the highest standards of teaching. The student-teacher ratio is around 3:1.

Student and faculty also contribute articles to the ENERPO Journal, a specialized online magazine on world energy affairs and the ENERPO Newsletter. These platforms give our students the opportunity to publish their own work, often for the first time, and to learn how to work in an editorial team. This not only gives our students confidence in their work but also makes a valuable contribution to their CVs.

Application procedure

There are 4 easy steps to apply for two-year ENERPO program at EUSP:

  • Complete the Application form
  • Send us all required documents
  • Attend an Interview (via Skype)
  • Receive notification of acceptance/rejection

Required documents:

  • Scanned copy of your Passport
  • Scanned copy of your Bachelor's degree diploma (or documentation that proves you will receive your diploma this year)
  • Scanned copy of your Academic Transcript
  • Your Statement of Purpose (about 500 words, including statement of goals, research interests and experiences, including the subject of your bachelor thesis)
  • Two letters of recommendation from academics who are closely acquainted with your academic work
  • Your Curriculum Vitae

COURSE FORMAT

  • lectures
  • follow-up discussion sessions
  • the language of instructions is English
  • no more than 15 students in one class allowed

SEMESTER ONE COURSES

CORE COURSES

  • Russian Foreign Policy (6 Credits)
  • Introduction to Energy Politics (3 Credits)
  • Economics for Energy Markets (6 Credits)
  • Foreign Language /English or Russian/ (3 Credits)
  • IT and Online Research Sources (3 Credits)

ELECTIVE COURSES

You may sign up for only one elective course from the block.

Block 1

  • Russia-EU Energy Relations (6 Credits)
  • Energy Security in Asia (6 Credits)

SEMESTER TWO COURSES

CORE COURSES

  • Energy Security and Russian Politics (6 Credits)
  • Regime Change in Post-Soviet Eurasia (6 Credits)
  • The Evolution of World Oil and Gas Markets (6 Credits)
  • Foreign Language /English or Russian/ (3 Credits)

ELECTIVE COURSES

You may sign up for only one elective course from the block.

Block 2

  • Introduction to Energy Law (3 Credits)
  • Introduction to Political Economy (3 Credits)

SEMESTER THREE COURSES

CORE COURSES

  • Academic Writing (3 Credits)
  • Foreign Language /English or Russian/ (3 Credits)

SEMESTER FOUR COURSES

ELECTIVE COURSES

You may sign up for only one elective course from the block.

Block 3

  • Introduction to the Political Economy of the Middle East (6 Credits)
  • Russian Strategies for Gas Supply (6 Credits)
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 27, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
Price
22,200 USD
Information
Deadline
Locations
Russia - St. Petersburg
Start date: Sept. 2018
Application deadline Request Info
End date June 30, 2019
Dates
Sept. 2018
Russia - St. Petersburg
Application deadline Request Info
End date June 30, 2019
Price
$8,600 per semester