The Master Russia - East Central Europe
The Master Russia - East Central Europe offers specialised education on Russia and the countries comprising East Central Europe. Historically, these are the countries formed after the dissolution of the USSR as well as those which had a shared destiny due to the establishment of communist regimes on their soil. After the collapse of the Soviet bloc and the fall of these regimes, these countries became sovereign states. However, most of them remain linked, whether geographically, culturally, linguistically, or as a result of their shared history of communism.
This Master's programme is interdisciplinary: while history and cultural studies are the dominant foci, other disciplines such as economics and political science are also mobilised in various ways within the curriculum. The interactions and connections between Russia and East Central Europe and other regional contexts are also explored.
To complete their degree, students may opt for a work placement or a dissertation. The work placement aims to prepare students for professional activity and requires that students write a final report about the experience gained, while the dissertation prepares students for academic research.
DURATION OF STUDIES
2 years (4 semesters)
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
Passive knowledge of English recommended.
Bachelor or equivalent degree.
Admission based on application file.
4 semesters (max. 6 semesters) | 120 ECTS credits
Required courses from the core curriculum
- History of the USSR in international relations
- History of Central and Eastern Europe (1929-1989)
- History of Ukraine (19th to 21st centuries)
- The economics of Central and Eastern Europe
- Critical approach to the division of the world
Concentration in one or more areas of the core curriculum.
Internship, thesis, "Geneva Global" programme
LEVEL OF FRENCH REQUIRED BY UNIGE
Eliminatory general test for non-Francophones, with the exception of the following cases: www.unige.ch/frenchexam
Due to the brevity of the programme, Master's students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester maximum. Students may go on exchange as early as their third semester but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. The dissertation cannot be substituted.
With the integration of certain East-Central European states in the European Union and NATO and Russia's complex relationships with NATO, the EU and its close neighbors, there is a clear and urgent need for specialists in various sectors, including international and regional organisations, national and European institutions, and journalism.
500 CHF / semester
Registration period for the academic period 2019-2020 : from January 2 to February 28, 2019.