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Huge energy resources in Siberia, Central Asia, the Caspian Basin, and other regions of Eurasia will shape world politics, security and international relations well into the 21st century. Read more
Huge energy resources in Siberia, Central Asia, the Caspian Basin, and other regions of Eurasia will shape world politics, security and international relations well into the 21st century

Eurasian energy politics is the big issue in global affairs. Cooperation and conflicts over ownership, control, transportation and consumption of energy create multiple challenges for policy makers and analysts.

The new MA in Energy Politics in Eurasia (ENERPO) is designed to meet these challenges. The program (Energy Politics in Eurasia (ENERPO)) covers key energy projects in Eurasia as well as major contentious issues in the development of the energy sphere as seen from the Russian perspective. The curriculum is designed so as to combine the perspectives of political science, anthropology, security studies, political economy with first-hand expertise of the energy sector. ENERPO will provide skills that are highly needed in public policy making, policy analysis, business, political consultancy, and public affairs.

The uniqueness of the ENERPO program rests on a combination of in-class training by leading Russian and international experts, master classes by representatives of the energy business community, and company visits. The duration of the MA is three semesters: two semesters in Russia for training plus one research and writing semester, for a total of 12 months.


Your benefits:

•studying at a compact, internationally renowned private university in Russia devoted solely to the social sciences;
•interdisciplinary curricula with unparalleled breadth of courses that tailor education to specific needs;
•teaching by Russia’s major figures in political science, political economy, and public policy;
•excellent preparation for further research work or for careers in education, public administration, the private sector.

THE PROGRAM COURSES:

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Whether because of global energy concerns, regional and ethnic conflicts, economic growth, migration, East-West relations, or political unpredictability, the Eurasian space continues to attract international attention. Read more
Whether because of global energy concerns, regional and ethnic conflicts, economic growth, migration, East-West relations, or political unpredictability, the Eurasian space continues to attract international attention. The International MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES) at EUSP is designed to meet this strong interest by engaging the many analytical challenges posed therein.

IMARES provides training in the politics, economy, society, and history of Russia and neighboring Eurasian states. It combines the highest standards of teaching in English by Russian and international faculty with the advantages of living in St. Petersburg, Russia's cultural capital. A separate teaching module on Empire and Islam is offered in Kazan, the city where Slavic and Turkic civilizations meet. We offer a comprehensive and varied curriculum.

Our alumni work in such organizations as the US State Department, diplomatic missions, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Alfa Bank, Bloomberg, Shell, Carbon Capital Markets Ltd. Others have entered Ph.D. programs at Oxford University, Harvard University, Princeton University, University of Washington, University of Chicago, George mason University, Heidelberg University and more.

The degree is based upon the merit and reputation of the EUSP. Credits obtained at IMARES are formally recognized by the Elliot School of Government of The George Washington University, DC, and the Aleksanteri Institute of The University of Helsinki.



THE PROGRAM COURSES

• Security Threats in Eurasia: Armed Conflicts, Terrorism and Extremism
• Comparative Political and Economic Development after Communism
• Central Asia States: Making, Breaking and Remaking
• Regime Change in Post-Soviet EurasiaThe Post-Soviet Political Economy: Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus
• Russian Foreign Policy
• Islam and Nationalism in Eurasia
• Russian Political and Social History
• Russian Media, Culture and Society
• Doing Fieldwork in Russia
• The Russian Empire: Sovereignty, Nationalism and Politics of Diversity
• A World History of the Caucasus, 3000 B.C.E. – 2013 C.E.
• Political Economy of Energy in Eurasia
• Energy Security and Russian Politics
• Siberia: An Introduction to the Region

Logistics

EUSP provides visa and registration support. It also helps to lodge international students in Russian families or to rent separate apartments. Students use the library, computer facilities and other university services.

Applications should include:

1. A completed and signed application form
2. Your statement of purpose (not more than 500 words)
3. Two letters of recommendation from academics who are closely acquainted with your academic work
4. Certified transcripts of previous undergraduate and graduate studies, with grade-point averages
5. Your Curriculum Vitae

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MARCA is a Master’s degree program (60 Credits) offered to international students by the European University at Saint Petersburg. Read more
MARCA is a Master’s degree program (60 Credits) offered to international students by the European University at Saint Petersburg.

This program is for students interested in Russia. As we have learnt from students who have come to study at MARCA, the roots of your interest may be very different: Russian family origins or a love-story with a Russian (including such well known heart-breakers as Dostoevsky, Chekhov or Tchaikovsky), attraction to Russian culture or fear of Russian politics, pure intellectual curiosity or interest in energy politics. Your plans for the future might be vague or clear: business or law, marketing or government, journalism or academics. Whatever it might be, if Russia has anything to do with it, there is one sphere you must understand – Russian culture.
When we say culture we do not mean only literature and the arts, but also religion, science, ideology, popular culture and practices of everyday life. If we accept a wide notion of culture we immediately realize that cultural distinctions are more important than political or economic ones. Major geopolitical changes result not only and not primarily from conflicts of economic interests, but rather from differences in civilizations.

Intellectual innovation is the key to success in many fields. Conservators stay within borders and try to protect them, innovators trespass the frontiers and explore the territories of the others. It is much wiser to borrow from our neighbors than to keep away from them. A truly innovative program nowadays has to be multidisciplinary as well as interdisciplinary.

MARCA provides:

• Unique special courses in Russian/Soviet visual arts and architecture for graduate students in the humanities
• General courses in Russian and Soviet culture, literature, history and society with special emphasis on St. Petersburg and its cultural impact
• On-site classes in world-renowned museums – the Hermitage, the Russian Museum, the imperial residences, such as Peterhof, Tsarskoe Selo, Pavlovsk etc.
• Easy access to other cultural resources – libraries, archives, other museums, concert halls and theaters
• Lecturers with wide international experience from EUSP and other leading academic institutions – the Hermitage, the Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkinskii Dom), the Herzen University, etc.
• Joint classes with IMARES, the internationally recognized Master’s program in Russian and Eurasian studies

Workload and Credits

• Two semesters of 14-weeks each, 20 contact hours per week on average, plus dissertation writing period
• The choice of 3 to 5 subject courses per semester
• Each subject course carries 8 ECTS credits (4 US credits) and is taught for 4 academic hours per week plus homework. Delivered through lectures and seminar sessions, each course involves submitting one or two essays.
• Each student submits a Master’s dissertation
• Russian language is taught for 8 hours per week in groups corresponding to proficiency level


Course Curriculum

• Empire, State, Building: Architecture as a Mirror of Russian Politics
• St. Petersburg in Russian Literature (the 19-20th Centuries)
• Visual Images of Russian Identity in the 19th – early 20th Century Art and Architecture
• The Political Culture of the Russian Revolution
• From Icon to Avant-Garde: a Survey of Russian art through the centuries
• The Social History of Russian Literature
• Unofficial Late Soviet Culture
• Russian Avant-Garde: Myths, Hypotheses, Facts
• The Home of Russian Tsars: Palace, People, Collections
• The Soviet Nonconformist Art in its Social and Political Context
• Russian Classical Music

Logistics

EUSP provides visa and registration support. It also helps to lodge international students in Russian families or to rent separate apartments. Students use the library, computer facilities and other university services.

Applicants should submit:

1. A completed and signed application form
2. A statement of purpose (not more than 500 words)
3. Two letters of recommendation from academics who are closely acquainted with the applicant’s academic work
4. Certified transcripts of previous undergraduate and graduate studies with grade-point averages
5. Curriculum Vitae

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