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Upon completion of the Master’s Programme in Russian Studies, you will have acquired in-depth knowledge of Russia’s past and present and Russia-related expertise for use in your future career. You will be able to develop your expertise and skills, find your own career path, and update your knowledge and skills independently.

Russian Studies approaches Russia as an increasingly important global player. Our programme is based on the conviction that there will be a continuing need for expertise in Russian culture, politics and society in a variety of fields in national and international arenas.

As a student of Russian Studies, you will participate in courses which approach Russia through globally significant phenomena and processes. These provide you with an understanding of both the challenges Russia faces and the world in which Russia operates. The courses facilitate case-study–based learning and utilise our annual conference and excursions. You also have the possibility to include courses from other programmes at the University of Helsinki.

In the Master’s studies programme, you will

  • Have the opportunity to acquire versatile expertise benefitting many fields that require knowledge of Russia, its culture and institutions
  • Have the opportunity to study basic Russian language courses if you have no prior skills in Russian
  • Have the opportunity to make short excursion(s)
  • Have the opportunity to participate in ongoing research projects and create new ones
  • Strengthen your understanding of theory, and work on your academic writing skills
  • Participate in the master’s thesis seminar, during which you will write your master’s thesis and participate in a student conference
  • Learn in the project courses about career opportunities with Russian experts from different scientific fields

The scope of the Master of Arts degree is 120 credits (ECTS). The degree contains the following studies:

  • Obligatory study units (75 credits) (discipline-specific advanced studies)
  • Optional study units (15 credits)
  • Master´s thesis 30 credits

Full-time studies in the programme are designed to lead to an MA degree in two years. In the discipline-oriented advanced studies, you deepen your knowledge of your chosen field and complete your master’s thesis. The programme is designed to facilitate the completion of your studies on time. At the beginning of your master’s studies, you prepare a personal study plan (PSP) with an academic tutor.

Career prospects

Russian Studies will prepare you for careers in the public sector, education, journalism, business and non-governmental organisations:

  • Depending on your studies, you can find employment in government, the media, and different national and international organisations;
  • You can also continue your studies as a postgraduate student after completing your Master’s degree. Successful completion of postgraduate studies will also give you an opportunity to consider an international career in the academic world.

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Faculty of Arts

Pilihan kuliah

Purna Waktu (120 ECTS CREDITS, 2 YEARS)

Biaya kuliah
€13.000,00 (Rp 202.246.337) per tahun
Tanggal mulai

Direncanakan September 2020


University of Helsinki

City Centre Campus,

Fabianinkatu 33,



00100, Finland

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A graduate applicant is a person who already has graduated with the first degree, usually a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, from a higher education institution. A Bachelor’s degree is the lower academic degree and it takes three to four years of full-time studies to complete. The Bachelor's degree should be in the same field of study they apply for - or closely related to it. The International Master's Programmes may accept applicants with a more varying background. Some programmes may accept students with a Bachelor's degree from a university of applied sciences. English language minimum requirements are as follows: TOEFL PBT (Paper-based) 580; CAE: Pass levels A, B or C; CPE: Pass levels A, B, C or level C1 certificate; PTE academic: 62, with a minimum score of 54 in each communicative skills section (listening, reading, speaking and writing); University Of Helsinki language services: average skills level 5; National Certificate Of Language Proficiency: skills level 5 in the reading comprehension, writing and speaking subtests.

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You may apply if you meet the following three requirements:

  • You have completed by 31 July 2019 a first-cycle degree (e.g., bachelor’s degree) or second-cycle degree (e.g., master’s degree) or a postgraduate degree in Finland or abroad.
  • You have completed or will complete studies required for the master’s programme by 11 January 2019.
  • You are able to demonstrate your proficiency in English: IELTS academic minimum score of 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.0 in the writing section; TOEFL PBT score of 580; TOEFL IBT score of 92, a minimum score of 22 in the writing section; C1 Advanced (formerly CAE): Pass levels A, B or C, C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE): Pass levels A, B, C or level C1 certificate; PTE Academic minimum score of 62, with a minimum score of 54 in each communicative skills section (listening, reading, speaking and writing).