The MA Russian and Eurasian Studies offers you flexibility in the areas you choose to focus your studies. Students are required to select four courses from our department, but have the option to exchange one course for a relevant course taught outside the department, for example at the University of Amsterdam, or for a relevant internship.
A wide variety of courses are offered relating to the core areas of Politics and International Relations, History, Economics, Language & Identity, Linguistics and Culture & Literature. Our courses on linguistic subjects draw on the cutting-edge research carried out at the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, one of the largest linguistics institutes in the world. Courses on modern Russian society and its historical background are embedded in the Leiden University Institute for History, which has a special focus on the study of non-European societies in a global context. At the end of the programme you are required to write a thesis based on original research. A member of our academic staff will supervise you throughout the writing of your thesis.
A detailed curriculum for the Master's in Russian and Eurasian Studies can found in our e-Prospectus: http://studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/studies/show/russian-and-eurasian-studies, which applies to this current academic year.