This challenging and innovative multiple degree programme enables students to understand the history of communism and why it collapsed, gaining an informed knowledge of the process of economic and political transformation in the former communist states. To this end, the programme is structured to offer a wide variety of options for advanced study of the region’s shared Communist past and the ways in which this has shaped – and continues to shape – the dynamics of post-Communist and post-Cold War transformation. The geographical area to be treated by this programme therefore spans across the wider post-Communist world, in a region that encompasses Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the newly independent states of the Caucasus and Central Asia.
The 2-year programme is structured around three predefined mobility periods at three different Consortium Partner Universities across Europe, Russia, and Eurasia. Also included is a fourth flexible mobility period during which students will undertake independent study.
A research proposal submitted at the end of semster 1 in year 1 will determine future mobility patterns and study pathway diversification in semester 2. In year 2 students will continue under the same study pathway. The research proposal will have a strong influence on the allocation of the year 2 pathway partner, where students will undertake coursework. It is envisaged that placements at external organisations will be made available.
The periods of mobility are designed to enable students to engage with a variety of perspectives on the three core themes of the programme and promote valuable knowledge and practical skills based outcomes that will feed into future career opportunities.
This is a multiple degree comprising three separate awards from each of the University of Tartu and the University of Glasgow plus one of the other degree-award partners according to the study pathway undertaken. On successful completion, students will be issued with 3 degree diplomas which will include mention of the other contributing universities.
The degree awards are:
University of Tartu: Master of Arts, Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
University of Glasgow: International Master, Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
Corvinus University: Master of Arts, Political Science (Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies)
Ilia State University: Master of Caucasian Studies, Political Science (Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies)
Jagiellonian University: Master of Arts, European Studies (Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies)
KIMEP University: Master, International Relations (Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies)
Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod: Master, Area Studies (Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies)
National University 'Kyiv-Mohyla Academy': Master, Sociology (Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies)
Last updated 25th September 2017