Masters of Arts in Russian studies

Compare 8 MA Programs in Russian studies

Russian studies

Many students choose to pursue a Master in Russian Studies in order to further their earning potential, gain a competitive edge for greater job prospects, and to be prepared for Russia’s increased global presence in international relations.

So just what is an MA in Russian Studies? This program aims for students to gain an improved knowledge of Russian culture using a variety of disciplines, such as history, literature, language, and social sciences. Courses in this program cover a wide range of topics, from modern Russian culture, to language lectures, to classes discussing Russian film and society. This intensive curriculum creates a knowledgeable graduate who is well versed in all aspects of Russian history and identity.

Earning a master’s degree in Russian studies can mean more than increased job opportunities and increased pay. Graduates with this advanced degree gain improved research and analytical skills as well as a greater cultural understanding of Russia.

The cost of receiving a Master of Arts in Russian Studies can vary depending on the student’s prior academic performance, the university's tuition rates, and the length of the program. As it can take between one to three years to earn an MA in Russian Studies, students are encouraged to contact their potential school directly to get a better understanding of the cost of their advanced degree.

With a master’s degree in Russian studies, employment opportunities are available to work with diplomatic agencies, international organizations, or at museums and libraries. Many graduates choose to teach at universities and colleges, at Russian schools, or to run research programs with other academic organizations. Other alumni may choose to use their degree at consulting firms or media associations.

Pursuing a Master in Russian Studies can be done online, allowing students to attend school and receive an advanced degree no matter their location. If you are interested in creating greater job opportunities while expanding your knowledge of Russian culture, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master of Arts in Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (MAREES)

Georgetown University - SFS - School of Foreign Service
Campus Full time 2 years January 2019 USA Washington

Master of Arts in Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (MAREES) provides a solid grounding in the languages and cultures of the vast Eurasian, Russian and East European region and interdisciplinary depth in the social sciences. [+]

The Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES) at Georgetown University offers one of the nation's preeminent Master's degree programs and hosts a rich outreach program of events on the area from central Europe to the Pacific and the Baltic to the Mediterranean, Black and Caspian Seas. Founded in 1959 to prepare scholars who understood the Soviet Union and could analyze its secretive system, the Center has evolved in the wake of the Soviet Union’s demise and today incorporates a variety of scholarly disciplines for the study of this culturally rich region.

With an active program of community outreach, CERES provides a broad and deep understanding of Eurasian, Russian and East European affairs to audiences at Georgetown and throughout the Washington community. In addition, CERES oversees Turkish studies at Georgetown University and hosts several programs with the Institute of Turkish Studies.... [-]


Master of Arts in European and Eurasian Studies

The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 USA Washington + 1 more

The Elliott School’s Master of Arts in European and Eurasian Studies (EES) provides students with an interdisciplinary approach that is vital for a deep understanding of these important regions. [+]

In the vast geopolitical realm that stretches from the British Isles to Siberia and from the Nordic regions to the Mediterranean, powerful forces are pushing for political, social, and economic change. EU member states and their neighbors confront a host of domestic challenges ranging from economic reform and social diversity to terrorism and separatism. Russia and other members of the Commonwealth of Independent States stand at different points along the path of transition from communism to new political institutions.

A web of political, economic, security and societal connections increasingly links various parts of Europe and Eurasia with one another, as well as with the wider global community. In view of these dynamic interactions, it is essential to study Europe and Eurasia in conjunction with each other. The Elliott School’s Master of Arts in European and Eurasian Studies (EES) provides students with an interdisciplinary approach that is vital for a deep understanding of these important regions. The EES curriculum combines required courses with a variety of electives that allow students to pursue individual professional goals and intellectual interests. This multifaceted program encompasses academic approaches to European and Eurasian affairs and develops practical analytical skills that are essential in the professional world of international affairs.... [-]


Master's Programme in Russian Studies, Master of Arts (2 years)

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Finland Helsinki

Upon completion of the Master´s Programme in Russian Studies, you will have acquired in-depth knowledge of Russia’s past and present and developed Russia-related expertise for use in your future career. [+]

Goal of the pro­gramme

Upon completion of the Master´s Programme in Russian Studies, you will have acquired in-depth knowledge of Russia’s past and present and developed Russia-related expertise for use in your future career. You will be able to recognise changes in your field of expertise, adjust your skills to these changes, and update your knowledge and skills independently.

Your expertise will give you a solid background in critical thinking and provide you with the readiness to face challenges in diverse professional environments. For instance, you can continue on to a career in government and education, or find employment in the media, the business world or in the service of non-governmental organisations.... [-]


M.A. Russian and East Central European Studies

University of Passau
Campus Full time 4 - 6 semesters October 2018 Germany Passau

The interdisciplinary Master's programme in Russian and East Central European Studies combines historical, literary and cultural studies of the countries and cultures of Eastern Europe. [+]

The M.A. Russian and East Central European Studies is a research-oriented, interdisciplinary degree programme. Its aim is to equip students with profound knowledge of the countries and cultures of Eastern Europe by placing the focus on historical, literary and cultural studies. You will also acquire methodological, theoretical and applied skills as you progress through your degree studies. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to learn or perfect your Czech, Polish and/or Russian language skills by making use of the relevant Language Centre courses. As the programme is focused on Eastern Europe, you will gain essential knowledge of one of the world's primary growing regions.

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Master in European Languages and Cultures

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Estonia Tartu

The master's programme provides knowledge and skills in a modern or classical language and culture. [+]

The European Languages and Cultures master's programme trains students to be cultural mediators (translators, administrators, editors, etc.) by providing knowledge and skills in a modern or classical language and culture. The programme covers 7 areas of speciality (students focus on one):

English language and literature French language and literature Spanish language and literature Russian and Slavic philology German language and literature Scandinavian languages and literature Classical philology

The graduates will be competitive candidates for careers in professions that require excellent proficiency in foreign languages and cultural competence in state institutions, universities and research institutions, IT companies, museums, publishing houses cultural exchange organisations in Estonia and abroad.... [-]


MA in the Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean Studies

International Hellenic University (IHU)
Campus Full time Part time 12 months October 2018 Greece Thessaloniki + 1 more

The programme offers a critical and multifarious study of the Black Sea region, from ancient history and archaeology to contemporary art and modern economy. The Black Sea region is an area of particular importance for the Eurasian region, due to its strategic location and abundance in natural resources. [+]

The University

The International Hellenic University is Greece’s first state university, where programmes are taught exclusively in English.It already attracts a strong international academic faculty and outstanding students from Southeast and other European and Black Sea countries.As a State University, all degrees awarded are accredited by the Government and are recognized in the European Union and internationally.

The CourseThe MA in Black Sea Studies provides specialised education in demanding areas of interest such as Archaeology, History, Ethnography, Historical Geography, Art, Religion, Mythology, Politics, Diplomacy and Economy. The aim is to enhance interreligious and inter-cultural relations between different societies of Southeastern Europe.The programme is addressed to graduates in:... [-]


MA Russian and Eurasian Studies

Leiden University
Campus Full time 1 year February 2019 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 1 more

The master's programme in Russian and Eurasian Studies draws on Leiden University's status as an international centre of expertise in the study of Russia and Eurasia. [+]

The master's programme in Russian and Eurasian Studies draws on Leiden University's status as an international centre of expertise in the study of Russia and Eurasia.

Learn from leading researchers in the field

This one-year master’s programme explores Russia and the Eurasian world from the perspectives of language, literature and culture, or politics, history and economics. Leiden University's Faculty of Humanities has been studying Russia and the Slavic world since 1913. Scholars from around the world come to Leiden University to study and teach this fascinating field. During your studies, you will learn from our faculty members as well as visit international scholars.... [-]


MBA/MA in Russian and East European Studies

Yale School of Management
Campus Full time September 2018 USA New Haven New York

When applying to the program, students will specify as an area of primary concentration either (1) Russia and Eastern Europe, or (2) Central and Western Europe. [+]

European & Russian Studies M.A.Comparative literature; economics; history; political science; law; Slavic languages and literatures; sociology. Graduate Faculty; 30 from various departments participating in the program. Special Requirements for the M.A. DegreeWhen applying to the program, students will specify as an area of primary concentration either (1) Russia and Eastern Europe, or (2) Central and Western Europe. Those wishing to focus on Russia and Eastern Europe will need to demonstrate knowledge of Russian or an Eastern European language; those focusing on Central and Western Europe will need to demonstrate knowledge of one of the appropriate languages. All students must complete sixteen term courses (or their equivalent) in the various fields related to European and Russian studies. Students are required to take courses in at least three of the major disciplines relevant to the program (history, literature, social sciences, and law). One of the sixteen term courses may be taken for audit. For students focusing on Russia and Eastern Europe, two of the sixteen required courses (excluding language courses) must concern the nations of Central and Western Europe. For those focusing on Central and Western Europe, two courses must concern Russia and Eastern Europe. Students may substitute a yearlong course of language study for two terms of graduate coursework. Under this option, the language course may not be taken for audit. Students with previous language preparation may in certain cases receive credit for this work. In all cases, students are required to pass examinations in two European languages (one of which... [-]