IMRCEES - International Masters in Russian, Central and East European Studies

The International Masters in Russian, Central and East European Studies (IMRCEES) is a 2-year (4 Semesters) multi- and interdisciplinary double degree programme. It is intended for students wishing to pursue a career in government policy-making, the business world, diplomatic service, international organisations, and media or as preparation for further academic study through a PhD programme. IMRCEES graduates will be equipped with the skills to address the myriad of socio-economic, and political/security challenges of the 21st century in one or more of the following critical geopolitical areas of the European Union and its near abroad/neighbourhood: Central Asia; the Caucasus/Caspian Sea Basin; Russia; and Central and Eastern Europe, including the Baltic Sea Region.

Flexible and high quality language training is an essential part of IMRCEES. This innovative programme is taught in English, offers an international experience in at least two countries, produces skilled area studies specialists and helps you to acquire a range of key employability skills through its well-developed placements with associate partners from the business, public policy and NGO communities. An array of academic conferences, workshops and other socio-cultural events involving all Consortium partners will help to make the IMRCEES experience a truly rewarding one in terms of making lasting friendships and equipping you for a future professional career.

We are an international Consortium composed of 5 European universities and 6 non-European universities and additional non-educational partners. During Year 1 all students study at the University of Glasgow. In Year 2 students move to study at one of the other partner universities (listed below) where they follow specialised study tracks in one or more of the following: Central Asian Studies; the Caucasus/Caspian Sea Basin Studies; Baltic Sea Region Studies; Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies; and Central European Studies in Semester 1 and complete the writing-up of their dissertation in Semester 2. Additionally, dissertation research opportunities are also possible at one of the Consortium’s associate universities: • Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod, Russia• The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada• National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine• Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy, Baku, Azerbaijan• Ilia State University, Georgia. Graduates will receive the degree of International Masters in Russian, Central and East European Studies from the University of Glasgow and one of the following degrees depending upon the choice of mobility partner in Year 2: • MA in Political Science, Hungary• MA in European Studies, Poland• Master of Arts in Social Sciences (Baltic Sea Region Studies), Estonia• Master of Arts in Baltic Sea Region Studies, Finland • Master of International Relations, Kazakhstan.

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