Master in Area studies in Russia

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Area studies

The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

Area studies have become more and more common in the academic world since the 1940s. These research fields are intended to assist students with increasing their knowledge and understanding of a variety of diverse populations and regions or countries.

 

Russia (Russian: Россия) is by far the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area. The former State Committee for Higher Education in Russia financed 240 universities, academies and institutes, making Russia a solid country to study in.

Top Master Programs in Area studies in Russia 2018

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Master in Languages and Cultures of Africa

Saint Petersburg University
Campus Full time September 2018 Russia Saint Petersburg

Many years of experience in teaching African languages combined with a comprehensive set of courses relevant for African studies. [+]

BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAMME

Many years of experience in teaching African languages combined with a comprehensive set of courses relevant for African studies. Students have access to unique electronic resources in Russian and foreign languages as well as to a dedicated collection of the SPbU M. Gorky Scientific Library. The Library holds over 300 copies of fiction, science and education books in all the languages of the programme. It boasts a collection of ancient manuscripts and block books common in Eastern culture as well as rare and antiquarian books and lithographs.

MAIN COURSES

African Oral Tradition African Literatures African Languages and General Linguistics History of Africa African Religions Introduction to African Studies Geography and Contemporary Position of African Countries African Art African Languages (Compulsory and Elective): Swahili, Hausa, Amharic, Bamana ... [-]

Master in Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The MA programme has the distinction of being the only one given in English for Asian Studies in Russia, using written materials in the languages of the area as the basic research resource. [+]

Programme Overview

The MA programme has the distinction of being the only one given in English for Asian Studies in Russia, using written materials in the languages of the area as the basic research resource.

What are the benefits of the programme?

As will be seen, the programme is transparently formulated to allow our students to enhance their career prospects internationally in academics, diplomacy, non-governmental and governmental corporations. Our partners – with either formal contracts allowing credit exchange or informal relationships developed over the decades – receive our students with great anticipation, knowing our reputation and glad to have such dedicated academics contributing to international research.... [-]


Master in Comparative Politics of Eurasia

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Nizhny Novgorod Saint Petersburg + 1 more

The HSE University - St. Petersburg Master's Programme in "Comparative Politics of Eurasia" responds to the growing strategic importance of the wider Eurasian region, including the former Soviet Union and the countries of East Asia, as well as the associated need for both national and international expertise in the comparative politics of this vital region. [+]

Programme Overview

The HSE University - St. Petersburg Master's Programme in "Comparative Politics of Eurasia" responds to the growing strategic importance of the wider Eurasian region, including the former Soviet Union and the countries of East Asia, as well as the associated need for both national and international expertise in the comparative politics of this vital region. The programme provides for a discipline-based professional training in Comparative Politics complemented with an advanced, specialist understanding of the unique and challenging political and social environment of the Eurasian region.

The programme curriculum is developed around a core conceptual training in comparative political science and a comprehensive empirical training in contemporary methods of social science research. Alongside this core, the programme offers an exciting range of elective courses in two broad groups. The first group, augmenting the core training in comparative political science covers politics and society in contemporary Russia; the social and political transformations of Central Asia, China and Vietnam; and the political economy of post-communist development. A second, the more multi-disciplinary grouping of courses includes those that cover: the international relations of Russia, Central Asia, China and Vietnam; Russia’s energy policies and dilemmas; and Russia’s geopolitical standing in the context of the wider Arctic region.... [-]


Master’s Programme 'Business and Politics in Modern Asia'

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Saint Petersburg

Globalization has created a need for highly skilled professionals capable of working in a global environment. This Master’s programme explores state-society relations and economic development in modern Asia, predominantly South Asia and the Middle East, through comparative and international political economy, economic development theory, and comparative anthropological sociology. [+]

Programme Overview

Globalization has created a need for highly skilled professionals capable of working in a global environment. This Master’s programme explores state-society relations and economic development in modern Asia, predominantly South Asia and the Middle East, through comparative and international political economy, economic development theory, and comparative anthropological sociology. Its approach is grounded in the context of retrospective genesis methodology of Asian Studies.

The programme provides students with a range of skills required to understand the processes that are taking place in contemporary Asia. The programme is distinguished by its inter-disciplinary approach, which enables students to supplement area studies with courses on international trade, investment, and business, thus providing them with necessary tools to analyze economic, political and cultural issues relevant to Asian countries. A number of courses will focus specifically on relations between the Russian Federation and countries in the region. The programme's academic content is complemented by research projects and opportunities for language training.... [-]


Studies of the Baltic Sea Region

Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Kaliningrad

The period of study specified by the Federal State Educational Standards of Higher Education is 2 years. The study load of the bachelor’s programme specified by the Federal State Educational Standards of Higher Education is 120 ECTS points. [+]

The period of study specified by the Federal State Educational Standards of Higher Education is 2 years.

The study load of the bachelor’s programme specified by the Federal State Educational Standards of Higher Education is 120 ECTS points.

The programme is meant:

to form the basic professional knowledge, creative and personal qualities of a graduate through a comprehensive study of the geographical environment in space and time and methods of its research; to study the conceptual features of the geographical location of the Baltic region; to develop the abilities to resolve integrated regional problems in the field of land use management at different levels; to acquire skills in identification of natural and anthropogenic environmental changes in the region and to be able to assess risks in a short-term and historical perspective. [-]

MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES Plus)

European University at St. Petersburg
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Saint Petersburg

International Master's degree program in Russian and Eurasian Studies is the oldest of the international MA programs in the English language currently offered by the European University at Saint Petersburg since 1998. Like its core subject of study - the post-Soviet space - the Program has changed and developed over the past 18 years and is now available as a two-year Master's degree state accredited program. The IMARES PLUS program not only examines the past but also interprets the most up to date events unfolding in this fascinating region. By combining analyses of past and present, our students gain a deep understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural dynamics of the post-Soviet space. [+]

Introducing IMARES PLUS

International Master's degree program in Russian and Eurasian Studies is the oldest of the international MA programs in the English language currently offered by the European University at Saint Petersburg since 1998. Like its core subject of study - the post-Soviet space - the Program has changed and developed over the past 18 years and is now available as a two-year Master's degree state accredited program. The IMARES PLUS program not only examines the past but also interprets the most up to date events unfolding in this fascinating region. By combining analyses of past and present, our students gain a deep understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural dynamics of the post-Soviet space.... [-]


Master in Regional Studies (European Studies)

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow

The program for the Master of Arts Degree in Regional Studies at the Institute of Foreign Languages of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia is unique in its content and structure. It makes a significant element in the studies of international relations. [+]

Master in Regional Studies (European Studies)

Period of studies: 2 years ECTS credits: 120

Program description

The program for the Master of Arts Degree in Regional Studies at the Institute of Foreign Languages of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia is unique in its content and structure. It makes a significant element in the studies of international relations.

The program is specially designed to help the students gain a greater understanding of how the global system works. It forms the basis for the student to customize the degree by branching out into a specific region of his or her choice to study its geography, history, political developments, diplomacy, economy and so forth.... [-]


Master in European Studies: Arctic Focus

Northern (Arctic) Federal University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Arkhangelsk

Foreign Regional Studies is a prestigious, prospective direction in training qualified specialists having in-depth knowledge of foreign countries and regions. Training a specialist in the field of foreign regional studies provides for the comprehensive study of European countries, international relations, organizations, associations, development outlooks for the world and regional policy, world and national security. [+]

Master in European Studies: Arctic FocusLanguage: EnglishForeign Regional Studies is a prestigious, prospective direction in training qualified specialists having in-depth knowledge of foreign countries and regions. Training a specialist in the field of foreign regional studies provides for the comprehensive study of European countries, international relations, organizations, associations, development outlooks for the world and regional policy, world and national security.

1 year - autumn

History and Methodology of Foreign Complex Regional Studies Foreign Language (English, German) Political Systems of the European Region Countries in the System of International Relations

1 year - spring... [-]


International MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES)

European University at St. Petersburg
Campus Full time 1 - 1 year February 2019 Russia Saint Petersburg

IMARES is the oldest of the international MA programs currently offered by the European University at Saint Petersburg and has been available to students since 1998. Like its core subject of study - the post-Soviet space - IMARES has changed and developed over the past 18 years. The program not only examines the past but also interprets the most up to date events unfolding in this fascinating region. By combining analyses of past and present, our students gain a deep understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural dynamics of the post-Soviet space. [+]

Introducing IMARES

IMARES is the oldest of the international MA programs currently offered by the European University at Saint Petersburg and has been available to students since 1998. Like its core subject of study - the post-Soviet space - IMARES has changed and developed over the past 18 years. The program not only examines the past but also interprets the most up to date events unfolding in this fascinating region. By combining analyses of past and present, our students gain a deep understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural dynamics of the post-Soviet space.

Why Study Eurasia?

In its various forms (the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet space), Eurasia has been the scene of some of the world’s most spectacular dramas during the last three centuries, including the rise and fall of empires and the successes and stagnations of strikingly different political and economic systems. It has followed a path from one of the world’s largest empires to the birth of nation-states. It has been the battleground for the Napoleonic War, Civil War, and the horrors of two World Wars. During a turbulent history, the people of Eurasia experienced the contrasting forces of the autocratic monarchy, socialism and fragile democracy, atheism and religious fundamentalism, and multiculturalism and ethnic conflict. Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus and Russia’s western neighbors have been testing the ground for political and economic theories, which left legacies that are still felt today. IMARES enables students to learn about the geopolitical space,... [-]


Master's teaching of foreign languages ​​and intercultural communication

Northern (Arctic) Federal University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Arkhangelsk

The purpose of the master's program: preparation of highly qualified specialists in the field of linguistics and intercultural communication (with a focus on the Barents [+]

The master's program - theory of teaching foreign languages ​​and intercultural communication in the BEAR Place of study: Institute of Philology and Intercultural Communication (IFiMK), Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after MV Lomonosov, Arkhangelsk, Russia Education: Master The purpose of the master's program: preparation of highly qualified specialists in the field of linguistics and intercultural communication (with a focus on countries of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council), who are able to practice the system of scientific knowledge in linguistics, methodology of teaching foreign languages ​​and intercultural communication with skills Research search ready for research and teaching at all levels of the education system, including higher education, post-graduate and continuing professional education. Features:... [-]