Introduction

Introduction

Peter Braga [mp4]

What happens in the former socialist region of Russia and Central and Eastern Europe has an important bearing on the shape of the world in the 21st Century in terms of politics, international relations, global security, society, culture and economics and our staff teaching on the programme are at the forefront of research across all of these areas.

Dr. Clare McManus [mp4]

IMRCEES responds to demands from policymakers, businesses and NGOs for graduates with an advanced knowledge of one or more of the following critical geopolitical areas within the field of Russian, Central and East European Studies:

  • Central Asia
  • Caucasus/Caspian Sea Basin
  • Russia
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • Baltic Sea Region

Teaching and research on IMRCEES will reflect the current state-of-the-art in the field by addressing the many political, security and socio-economic challenges existing throughout the post-socialist region today. The curriculum will include a focus on Central Asia and Caucasus/Caspian Sea Region in particular because of its vital strategic geopolitical and economic importance to the European Union and the rest of the world in terms of engagement with Russia; military and energy security; human rights, democracy and good governance; economic development; and the role of the media in social transformation.

All of the major challenges faced by the states and societies in all of the above critical geopolitical areas and their place within the new global security order will be examined.

 

The Structure of the Degree Programme

How to Apply