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Russian and Eurasian Politics and Economics MSc

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MSc Russian and Eurasian Politics and Economics - the flagship degree programme of the King’s Russia Institute - equips students with the tools and perspectives needed to understand the processes of political, economic and social change that are continuing to reshape Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus. Taught by leading researchers and bringing a range of policy professionals directly into the classroom, the programme allows students to choose to focus on particular areas of academic or professional interest, such as: • Eurasian Political Economy & Energy, focusing on political and economic analysis of the extraction, production, and export of energy in Eurasia. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of the interconnected challenges facing the energy sector throughout the region and stretching into the European Union, alongside a range of robust approaches to policy and academic analysis; and • Russian and East European Politics & Society, focusing on the challenges facing states and societies in Russia and throughout the region now embroiled in military conflict, including the failure of reform agendas, and the contours of increasingly contentious domestic and foreign politics. Students will gain a comprehensive knowledge of Russian and post-Soviet current events, and a mastery of a social- scientific approaches to analysis.

Key benefits

  • A rigorous, analysis-driven, multi-disciplinary social-science course focusing on the most pressing challenges facing the region.
  • High-quality research-based teaching by academics at the top of their fields, alongside unique opportunities to engage with policy practitioners.
  • Unparalleled opportunities to study Russia and Eurasia in a world-spanning context, within the School of Politics & Economics and across our Global Institutes.
  • A network of connections, including a wide range of academic links with Russian universities and academic organisations, as well as Russian and international businesses, government agencies, international organisations and others.

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Employability

You will develop skills and knowledge over the duration of this course which will make you more attractive to a range of employers. Our graduates have gone on to careers in analytical, research or strategic roles in business, particularly the energy sector, political risk analysis, consulting, in diplomacy, international civil service, non-governmental organisations, media and journalism and to further academic research.

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Employability

You will develop skills and knowledge over the duration of this course which will make you more attractive to a range of employers. Our graduates have gone on to careers in analytical, research or strategic roles in business, particularly the energy sector, political risk analysis, consulting, in diplomacy, international civil service, non-governmental organisations, media and journalism and to further academic research.

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