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.
•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.
Professional and Career Development Loans
A Professional and Career Development Loan is a bank loan. You make an agreement with a participating bank to borrow an amount between £300 and £10,000. Then once you’ve stopped studying, you pay it back in the normal way.The difference with a Professional and Career Development Loan is that the Skills Funding Agency pays the interest on the loan while you’re studying – and for one month afterwards.After this, you’ll pay interest at the rate fixed when you took out the loan. Interest rates on the loans are set so they’re competitive with other ‘unsecured’ personal loans that are commercially available.Currently, banks offer Professional and Career Development Loans at a reduced customer rate of 9.9% per annum, equivalent to a typical APR of 5-6% over the lifetime of the loan. However, interest rates may vary from bank to bank. For further information, consult the participating banks.Don’t forget that a Professional and Career Development Loan isn’t for everyone and that there are other types of financial help available. See ‘Help with learning costs: an introduction’ for details.