Masters degrees in Russian History examine the cultures, peoples and historical events of the country of Russia, beginning in the 9th century AD, through to the present-day.
Related subjects include Ancient history and Europeans History. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as History or Archaeology.
Courses in the History of Russia examine a broad range of topics relating to significant historical events in Russia, and the ways these have effected both Russian natives as well as other cultures.
For example, you may research how Moscow became a large cultural centre in the 13th century with a large influence on the West. Or, you may investigate the institutions related to the Russian Empire, and the social implications of serfdom in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Studies in this field typically involve training in primary and secondary research, such as critical analysis of texts, as well as observations of material and cultural artefacts across different historical periods.
Careers in this field may include academic research, teaching and publishing. They may also include roles in the media such as journalism or public relations, as well as foreign policy and government legislation.
The master's programme in Russian and Eurasian Studies draws on Leiden University's status as an international centre of expertise in the study of Russia and Eurasia.
This one-year master’s programme explores Russia and the Eurasian world from the perspectives of language, literature and culture, or politics, history and economics. Leiden University's Faculty of Humanities has been studying Russia and the Slavic world since 1913. Scholars from around the world come to Leiden University to study and teach this fascinating field. During your studies, you will learn from our faculty members as well as visiting international scholars.
A flexible degree format means that you can focus your studies on the region's language, literature and culture, or on its politics, history, international relations and economics. You can also combine elements from the two focus areas. At Leiden we offer courses taught nowhere else in the Netherlands.
An international classroom makes this a particularly rich learning environment for students. A competitive scholarship and internship programme also gives you the opportunity to study or do an internship in Russia, Georgia, or other countries.
The EU-Russia Studies MA-programme (EURUS) is a unique multidisciplinary programme combining different disciplines such as political science, (comparative politics, international relations) economics, law, history and cultural studies.
After gaining your MA degree from this programme, both public and private sector job offers are open for graduates. Expertise in both EU policy making and Russian politics, combined with in depth historical analysis, supports the graduates in their career development and excellent future prospects.