The International Masters in Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMCEERES) offers the unique opportunity to obtain an international Master’s degree from the Consortium of universities such as University of Glasgow (United Kingdom) University of Tartu, Estonia, KIMEP University, Kazakhstan or one of the partner universities – members of the Consortium.
It is recognized by the European Commission as an Erasmus Mundus Master’s Degree. Also a graduate may receive a national degree from one of the Consortium member.
IMCEERES is an international Consortium composed of four European universities and four non-European universities. The network of associate non-educational partners from the business, public policy and NGO communities promotes student employment by offering a range of internships.
IMCEERES is intended for students wishing to pursue a career in government policy-making, the business world, diplomatic service, international organizations, and media or as preparation for further academic study through a PhD program.
Graduates will be equipped with the skills to address the myriad of socio-economic, and political/security challenges of the 21st century in one or more of the following critical geopolitical areas of the EU and its near abroad: Central Asia; the Caucasus/Caspian Sea Basin; Russia; Central and Eastern Europe, including the Baltic Sea Region. Flexible and high quality language training is an essential part of IMCEERES.
An array of academic conferences, workshops and other socio-cultural events involving all Consortium partners will help to make the IMCEERES experience a truly rewarding one in terms of making lasting friendships and equipping you for a future professional career.
All Erasmus Mundus IMCEERES students study in Year 1 at the University of Tartu in Semester 1 and University of Glasgow in Semester 2 and Summer School. 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:
– Baltic Sea Region Studies
– Caucasus/Caspian Sea Basin Studies
– Central Asian Studies
– Central European Studies
– Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies
Examples of Elective Courses at KIMEP University:
- International Political Economy (5 ECTS)
- Ethics in International Affairs (5 ECTS)
- Master Seminar in Regional Studies (5 ECTS) or
- Master Seminar in International Relations (5 ECTS)
- Central Asia in Global Politics (5 ECTS)
- Emerging Powers and Markets (5 ECTS)
- Environmental Politics, Development and Global Governance (5 ECTS)
- Political Communication in International Affairs (5 ECTS)
- Asian Security: Theory and Practice (5 ECTS)
- Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy in the Post-Communist World (5 ECTS)
- Government and Politics in Central Asia (5 ECTS)
- Russian Foreign Policy (5 ECTS)
- Petro Politics (5 ECTS)
- Central Asia – Russia Relations (5 ECTS)
- Central Asia – United States Relations (5 ECTS)
- European Union: Politics and Foreign Policy (5 ECTS)
The international Consortium composed of eight partner universities and many associate partner universities. Our network of associate non-educational partners from the business, public policy and NGO communities promotes student employability by offering a range of internships.
National Research Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod (UNN), Russia
University of Sarajevo (UNSA), Bosnia and Herzegovina
KIMEP University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Key Associate Partner:
– The University of Western Ontario, Canada
– Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy, Azerbaijan
Non-Educational Associate Partners
– The Scottish Government
– The Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Georgia
– The Budapest Institute for Public Policy, Hungary
– The Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia, Kazakhstan
– Albion Overseas Ltd., UK
– The Scotland-Russia Forum, UK
– The Confederation of Employers of Ukraine, Ukraine