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The award
MSc

How long you will study
2 years

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 13000 per year

All study options

About Russian Studies at University of Helsinki

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.

Your expertise will give you a solid background in critical thinking and provide you with the readiness to operate in diverse professional environments. For instance, you can choose a career in government, education, the media, the business world or in non-governmental organisations. You can also focus on a research career and apply to doctoral programmes.

Your studies will be conducted by the scholars of the Aleksanteri Institute and other units of the University of Helsinki, who have solid teaching experience and broad research credentials. The Aleksanteri Institute is the largest and best-known research institute for Russian studies in Europe. Based on the scholars’ experience in innovative approaches to area studies, the programme focuses on global challenges in the Russian context. Our themes include the environment, society, politics, culture and history.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesEUR 13000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area and pursue their studies in English, are liable to pay tuition fees. You can check from FAQ at the Studyinfo website whether or not you are required to pay tuition fees.

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Entry requirements

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What students think about University of Helsinki

    Flexible and chances to dive deep

    I was positively surprised by flexibility of studies (now I am working abroad and at the same time writing my thesis and participating in Helsinki Law Clinic) and number of courses aimed at developing teamwork. Also, master degree programmes last 2 years which was one of decisive factors for me as against one-year programmes. Two year period provide more chances to dive deep into studies!

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