M.A. International Masters in Russian, Central and Eastern European Studies - Erasmus Mundus

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR10000 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR5300 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Kraków, Poland
The International Masters in Russian, Central and Eastern European Studies - Erasmus Mundus programme from the Jagiellonian University is an innovative, multi- and interdisciplinary degree offering postgraduate students the opportunity to undertake advanced study across all of these areas.
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Coordinated by the University of Glasgow, the Erasmus Mundus-recognised International Masters in Russian, Central and Eastern European Studies - Erasmus Mundus from the Jagiellonian University offers a two-year double degree masters programme which combines a year of study in Glasgow (UK) with a year of study overseas (in English) at one of five double degree partner universities, including the Centre for European Studies, Jagiellonian University. Additionally, students may undertake fieldwork for their dissertation at one or more of our five associate partner universities in Azerbaijan, Canada, Georgia, Russia and Ukraine. Moreover, the Consortium has associate non-educational partners from business, government and NGOs which help to promote student employability by offering a range of internships. 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.

Teaching and research on the Erasmus Mundus IMRCEES programme reflects 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 includes 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.

Diploma: MA in European Studies (Jagiellonian University) and International Masters in Russian, Central and East European Studies (University of Glasgow)

Suitable for: This programme is suitable for students seeking comprehensive training as experts in the contemporary challenges and realities facing Central and Eastern Europe and its neighbours. Intensive foreign language training is also an integral part of the curriculum. Students wishing to study Polish, Russian, German or French are highly encouraged to join CES.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • EUR10000 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR5300 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

KEY COURSES (students must take two)
  • International Financial Markets and Finances in the EU
  • EU Foreign and Security Policy (EuroAtlantic Security and Foreign Policy of the EU)
  • EU Institutions and the Decision Making Process
  • Political and Social History of the 20th Century CEE
  • Foreign and International Relations in CEE facing CFSP/ESDP*
OPTIONAL COURSES (students take at least one)
  • European Integration Theory and Practice
  • To Be (or Not To Be) Central European: 20th Century CEE Literature
  • Economy of Central Europe: from Transition to EU Membership
  • Myths and Symbols of European Integration – Western and Eastern European Perspectives
  • Russian Thought on Europe
  • European Integration Theory and Practice
  • Citizenship, Migration and Multiculturalism in Europe
  • International Development: From Bretton Woods to Lisbon Treaty
  • Introduction to European Jewish Religion, Culture and Society
  • Politics and Government in Post-Communist Russia
  • Religion, Diversity and Toleration in Central and Eastern Europe
  • The Jewish Heritage of Polish Galicia
  • Antisemitism after Auschwitz
  • Europeanisation and Transformation of Collective Identity
  • Meaning and Value of Democracy from a Philosophical Perspective
  • EU Administration, Justice and Home Affairs
  • Knowledge-Based Society

English Language Requirements

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Entry requirements for the Erasmus Mundus IMRCEES programme are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant social sciences or humanities subject. Applicants from other subject backgrounds, however, will be considered.

Applicants must provide evidence of proficiency in English in cases where English is not the student's native language. There are a few exceptions where an academic qualification has been taught in a majority-English speaking country. Applicants whose first language is not English must achieve the minimum English language proficiency level specified by the University of Glasgow. All test results must be no more than 2 years old.

For all categories of applicants, your application must include the following documents:

  • University of Glasgow Application form,
  • IMRCEES Supporting Personal Statement form,
  • two references,
  • CV,
  • degree certificate,
  • certified copies of academic transcripts,
  • English language proficiency test certificate and
  • proof of citizenship.

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Jagiellonian University

Kraków, Poland

Poland The Jagiellonian University is the oldest university in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe (est. 1364).Today, it consists of 15 faculties, including 3 medical faculties, which make up the Medical College. The University provides education to almost 50 000 students. Aware of the incredible value of the internationalization of the academic comunity, the Jagiellonian University aims to meet the expectations of candidats from abroad and widens its offer of programmes in foreign languages every year. For the past few years, the JU has consistently occupied top positions in various rankings of the best universities in Poland.

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