The International Masters in Russian, Central and East European Studies (IMRCEES) offers the opportunity to undertake advanced study of subjects relating to historical and contemporary developments in the economics, politics, culture and society of Russia and the CEE countries. Students begin their programme at the University of Glasgow and spend their third semester here at the University of Tartu, Centre for Baltic Studies or at one of the other partner universities. It is recognised by the European Commission as an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course.
Teaching and research on IMRCEES will reflect the current state-of-the-art in the field by addressing the many political, security and socio-economic challenges existing throughout the post-socialist region today. The curriculum will include a focus on Central Asia and Caucasus/Caspian Sea Region in particular because of its vital strategic geopolitical and economic importance to the European Union and the rest of the world in terms of engagement with Russia; military and energy security; human rights, democracy and good governance; economic development; and the role of the media in social transformation. All of the major challenges faced by the states and societies in all of the above critical geopolitical areas and their place within the new global security order will be examined.
All Erasmus Mundus IMRCEES students study at the University of Glasgow in Year 1 (Semesters 1 and 2). In Glasgow students will receive a firm grounding in communist and post-communist studies in Semester 1 while in Semester 2 they will embark upon one or more of the following specialist study tracks:
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We are an international Consortium composed of six partner universities and five associate partner universities (see the right-hand column). Our network of associate non-educational partners from the business, public policy and NGO communities promotes student employability by offering a range of internships.