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The 2-year multiple degree programme is structured around three predefined mobility periods at three different Consortium Partner Universities across Europe, Russia, and Eurasia. Also included is a fourth flexible mobility period during which students will undertake independent study.

This multiple degree comprises three separate awards from the University of Tartu and the University of Glasgow plus one of the other degree-awarding partners according to the study pathway undertaken.  On successful completion, students will be issued with 3 degree diplomas that will include mention of the other contributing universities.

This challenging and innovative multiple degree programme enables students to understand the history of communism and why it collapsed, gaining an informed knowledge of the process of economic and political transformation in the former communist states. To this end, the programme is structured to offer a wide variety of options for advanced study of the region’s shared Communist past and the ways in which this has shaped – and continues to shape – the dynamics of post-Communist and post-Cold War transformation. The geographical area to be treated by this programme therefore spans across the wider post-Communist world, in a region that encompasses Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the newly independent states of the Caucasus and Central Asia.

A research proposal submitted at the end of semster 1 in year 1 will determine future mobility patterns and study pathway diversification in semester 2. In year 2 students will continue under the same study pathway. The research proposal will have a strong influence on the allocation of the year 2 pathway partner, where students will undertake coursework.  It is envisaged that placements at external organisations will be made available.

The periods of mobility are designed to enable students to engage with a variety of perspectives on the three core themes of the programme and promote valuable knowledge and practical skills based outcomes that will feed into future career opportunities.

The degree awards are:

University of Tartu: Master of Arts, Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

University of Glasgow: International Master, Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies

Corvinus University: Master of Arts, Political Science (Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies)

Ilia State University: Master of Caucasian Studies,  Political Science (Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies)

Jagiellonian University: Master of Arts, European Studies (Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies)

KIMEP University: Master, International Relations (Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies)

Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod: Master, Area Studies (Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies)

National University ‘Kyiv-Mohyla Academy’: Master, Sociology (Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies)

Start Date: Teaching begins at the University of Tartu in early September, usually the first Monday in September.

Duration: Two Years

Qualification: Multiple degree: three degree diplomas/parchments – one from each Consortium partner.

Study Type: Full Time

Funding Available: YES, EMJMD scholarship are available, further information can be found here.

Tuition Fees: 2018/20 Tuition Fees:

2018 – 2020 Tuition Fees – Per Year

EU Fees (Including UK) £5,310/€5,900
International Fees £11,070/€12,300

Scholarship Application Dates: The EMJMD Scholarship competition will open in October and close at the end of January.  Exact dates will be confirmed shortly.

  • Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia are currently some of the world’s most significant regions for policy-makers and academic observers alike. Important contemporary issues revolve around security, politics, energy and migration.
  • Numerous scholarships are available for well-qualified students, thanks to our prestigious Erasmus Mundus recognition from the European Commission. Scholarships last two years, cover tuition fees and include a monthly stipend.
  • This programme lets you live and study in the region, learning its history, culture and languages.
  • CEERES is ideally suited to students planning careers in government, media and international organisations, who wish to acquire a specialised knowledge of Russia, Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia and proficiency in one of the region’s languages.
  • The CEERES programme provides you with a thorough knowledge and understanding of historical and contemporary developments in the society, politics, economics and culture of Russia and the post-socialist countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
    Language tuition is available in Czech, Estonian, Georgian, Hungarian, Kazakh, Polish, Russian and Ukrainian.
  • Placement and internship opportunities with external organisations are available at each mobility partner (Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Poland, Russia and Ukraine).
  • You will be awarded three degrees: One from the University of Glasgow, one from the University of Tartu and one from your chosen mobility partner.