Postgraduate taught 

Central & East European, Russian & Eurasian Studies (Erasmus Mundus International Master) IntM

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This innovative international programme offers you the unique opportunity to undertake study (in English) and research in at least three different countries at our renowned partner institutions, culminating in the award of a multiple degree according to your chosen pathway.

Why this programme

  • If you are interested in the challenges faced by the states and societies of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia and their place within the new global order, this two-year programme is for you.
  • Opportunities for placements at external organisations are included under each pathway.
  • The programme is delivered by leading experts in their specialist areas of research.
  • Language tuition is available throughout the progamme.
  • The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree is awarded by a consortium comprising the University of Glasgow, University of Tartu and other partners from the region.

Programme structure

The programme is structured around three predefined mobility periods at three different universities across Europe, Russia, and Eurasia. Also included is a fourth flexible mobility period during which you will undertake independent study. The mobility periods are designed to enable you to engage with a variety of perspectives on the programme’s core themes. 

A research proposal submitted at the end of semester 1 in year 1 will determine future mobility patterns and study pathway diversification in semester 2. In year 2 you 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 you will undertake coursework. It is envisaged that placements at external organisations will be made available.

Year 1 – semester 1 

University of Tartu

Core courses

  • Introduction to Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
  • Language – Polish, Hungarian, Czech, Estonian OR Russian
  • Social sciences methodology.

Optional courses may include

  • Baltic history and politics
  • Comparative ethnopolitics
  • Conflict management and resolution
  • Elections and political behaviour
  • Foreign policy analysis
  • International relations
  • Political and social change
  • Post-communism
  • The politics of history & memory.

Year 1 – semester 2

University of Glasgow

You will select a specialist pathway.

Core courses

Central and East European studies 

  • Geopolitics of Central and Eastern Europe OR Statehood and nationality in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Language: Czech, Hungarian OR Polish

Russian studies

  • Russian foreign policy OR Post-Soviet Russia: Renegotiating global and local identities
  • Language: Russian

Eurasian studies

  • Contested states: The South Caucasus after 1991 OR Rethinking Central Asian security
  • Language: Russian

Optional courses may include

  • Contested States: The South Caucasus after 1991
  • De-facto states in the post-Soviet space
  • Developments in Czech society since 1989
  • Gender and identity in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia
  • Media and democratisation in CEE and the former Soviet Union
  • Rethinking Central Asian security
  • Russian foreign policy
  • Statehood and nationality in Central & Eastern Europe
  • The geopolitics of Central & Eastern Europe. 

Summer school

Focusing on research methods (not credit-bearing)

Year 2 – semester 1

Central and East European studies 

Corvinus University of Budapest

  • Contemporary Hungarian politics
  • Language options
  • Nations, minorities, and minority policies in ECE
  • Parliaments in East-Central Europe
  • Politics of transition in East Central Europe
  • Radical right in Europe
  • The challenges to security in CEE
  • The politics of development and crisis in East Central Europe. 

Jagellonian Univesity, Kraków

  • Economy of Central and Eastern Europe
  • EU foreign and security policy: Euro Atlantic security/Foreign policy of the EU
  • European civilisation
  • European integration theory and practice
  • Foreign and international relations in CEE facing CFSP/ESDP
  • Gender, citizenship and democracy in CEE
  • Language options
  • Political and social history of 20th century CEE.

National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (NaUKMA)

  • Health, culture and society
  • Identities and identity politics in Post-Communist societies
  • Language options
  • Political and economic transformations in Post-Communist Societies: The case of Ukraine
  • Processes of social changes
  • Research seminar in social transformations
  • Social structure and dynamics
  • Sociocultural transformations in Post-communist societies.

Russian studies

Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN)

  • Commonwealth of Independent States
  • Global migrations trends in Russia
  • Language options available
  • Middle Eastern policy of Russia
  • Political transformations in Post-Soviet Russia
  • Russian history
  • Russian language
  • Socio-economic transformation in post-soviet space 
  • Sociology of the internet in Russia.

Eurasian studies

KIMEP University, Almaty

  • Asian security: Theory and Practice
  • Central Asia – Russia relations
  • Central Asia – United States relations
  • Central Asia in global politics
  • Domestic politics and foreign policy in the Post-Communist world
  • Emerging powers and markets
  • Government and politics in Central Asia
  • Language options available
  • Petro politics
  • Russian foreign policy

Ilia State Univerity, Tbilisi

  • Attitudes to "Others" in Georgia
  • Democratisation and political development in the South Caucasus
  • Energy and economics of transition in the South Caucasus
  • Ethnic conflicts in comparative perspective, Caucasus and Central Asia
  • Forms & consequences of Europeanisation in the Caucasus: Introduction to the concept and its application
  • Political history of the Caucasus
  • Remembering the Soviet past in Georgia: Between memory and history. An Introduction into interdisciplinary memory studies
  • Research seminar on Stalin and Stalinism
  • Russian language (Compulsory)
  • Security and geopolitics of the Caucasus. 

An internship at an external organisation is included at each partner.

Year 2 – semester 2 

You will continue on the mobility pattern started in semester 1. One-year study mobilities in the region are aimed at strengthening the language skills acquired during Year 1 in Tartu & Glasgow. You will complete your dissertation under the principle supervision of the pathway partner institution, with Glasgow and Tartu as co-supervisors.

Erasmus+ exchange funding is available in the form of monthly stipends.

Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

Career prospects

You will be prepared for careers in policy-making in government, foreign ministries, the EU, Intergovernmental organisations and non-governmental organisations. Other career opportunities include higher education and business.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2018-19

IntM

(2-year degree)

Home and EU
Full time fee

€5,900 per annum
        or
£5,310 per annum

International
Full time fee €12,300 per annum
          or
£11,070 per annum

The fees listed here cover tuition only. As the programme contains various mobility periods, students (funded and self-funded) will need to cover their own airfares between each chosen partner.

Fee information is subject to change and is for guidance only

Additional fees

  • Fee for re-assessment of a dissertation (PGT programme): £315
  • Submission of thesis after deadline lapsed: £250
  • Registration/exam only fee: £150

Funding opportunities

Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (Erasmus Mundus IntM) scholarship

Prestigious Erasmus Mundus scholarships are available for well qualified applicants to the International Master in Central & East European, Russian & Eurasian Studies. The University of Glasgow is the leading partner in the consortium of universities that have developed this multiple Masters programme. Other degree awarding partners include the University of Tartu (Estonia) and other partners from the region.

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Alumni Discount

The University offers a 10% discount on all Postgraduate Research and full Postgraduate Taught Masters programmes to its alumni. This includes University of Glasgow graduates and those who have completed a Study Abroad programme or the Erasmus Programme at the University of Glasgow. The discount applies to all full-time, part-time and online programmes.

More Information

The scholarships above are specific to this programme. For more funding opportunities search the scholarships database

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in a relevant social science or humanities subject. Applicants from other subject backgrounds, however, will be considered.

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • overall score 6.5
  • no sub-test less than 6.0
  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
    • Reading: 20
    • Listening: 19
    • Speaking: 19
    • Writing: 23
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English):  176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

FAQs

What do I do if...

my language qualifications are below the requirements?

The University's English for Academic Study Unit offers a range of Pre-Sessional Courses to bring you up to entry level. The course is accredited by BALEAP, the UK professional association for academic English teaching; see Links.

my language qualifications are not listed here?

Please contact the Recruitment and International Office: pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk


 

For further information about English language requirements, please contact the Recruitment and International Office: pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk

International students

We are proud of our diverse University community which attracts students and staff from over 140 different countries. Find out more about visa requirements, and the support we offer:

How to apply

To apply for a postgraduate taught degree you must apply online. We cannot accept applications any other way.

Please check you meet the Entry requirements for this programme before you begin your application.

Documents

As part of your online application, you also need to submit the following supporting documents:

  • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • One reference letter on headed paper
  • Evidence of your English Language ability (if your first language is not English)
  • Any additional documents required for this programme (see Entry requirements for this programme)
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

You have 42 days to submit your application once you begin the process.

You may save and return to your application as many times as you wish to update information, complete sections or upload supporting documents such as your final transcript or your language test.

For more information about submitting documents or other topics related to applying to a postgraduate taught programme, check Frequently Asked Questions

Guidance notes for using the online application

These notes are intended to help you complete the online application form accurately; they are also available within the help section of the online application form. 

If you experience any difficulties accessing the online application then you should visit the Application Troubleshooting/FAQs page.

  • Name and Date of birth: must appear exactly as they do on your passport. Please take time to check the spelling and lay-out.
  • Contact Details: Correspondence address. All contact relevant to your application will be sent to this address including the offer letter(s). If your address changes, please contact us as soon as possible.
  • Choice of course: Please select carefully the course you want to study. As your application will be sent to the admissions committee for each course you select it is important to consider at this stage why you are interested in the course and that it is reflected in your application.
  • Proposed date of entry: Please state your preferred start date including the month and the year. Taught masters degrees tend to begin in September. Research degrees may start in any month.
  • Education and Qualifications: Please complete this section as fully as possible indicating any relevant Higher Education qualifications starting with the most recent. Complete the name of the Institution (s) as it appears on the degree certificate or transcript.
  • English Language Proficiency: Please state the date of any English language test taken (or to be taken) and the award date (or expected award date if known).
  • Employment and Experience: Please complete this section as fully as possible with all employments relevant to your course. Additional details may be attached in your personal statement/proposal where appropriate.

Reference: Please provide the name and contact details for one reference. This should typically be an academic reference but in cases where this is not possible then a reference from a current employer may be accepted instead. Certain programmes, such as the MBA programme, may also accept an employer reference. The reference should be completed on letter headed paper and uploaded on to your application.

Applications for this programme and Erasmus Mundus scholarships will open on Monday 2 October 2017 and close on Friday 26 January 2018.  Thereafter applications will remain open for self-funded students until 1 May 2018.

Applications will only be considered for scholarship funding if they are submitted by Friday 26 January 2018, complete with all required documents. Before applying, you should consult the consortium website for further information on the application process, scholarships and accompanying forms.

Classes start in Tartu on 3 September 2018. Students will have dual registration in year 1 at both the University of Glasgow and the University of Tartu. Applications are made to the University of Glasgow online application system and offers are made by the University of Glasgow. Offers will containin information about registration processes, important dates and deadlines.

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