Master’s programme in Eurasian Integration

Title/degree: Master of Arts (MA)

Duration: 2 years (120 EC), full-time

Start month: September

Language of instruction: Russian

Programme code: 41.04.05 International Relations

Department: Siberian Institute for the Future


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WHY EURASIAN INTERGRATION?

Eurasian integration within the Eurasian Economic Union (the EAEU) has become one of the main factors in socio-economic and political development of Russia and its other members. However, all the stakeholders of Eurasian integration lack professionals who could deal with the new economic and legal framework established by Eurasian integration. MA in Eurasian Integration is one of the first Master’s programmes launched to meet this staff shortage.

MA in Eurasian Integration is a programme aimed at training skilled staff (managers, experts, analysts, researchers) for the Eurasian Economic Union institutions as well as for a wide range of governmental bodies, business and nonprofit organizations involved in Eurasian integration.

Core courses

  • The Eurasian Economic Union law and institutions
  • The Customs Union of the Eurasian Economic Union
  • Sectoral integration and cooperation in the Eurasian Economic Union
  • EAEU Common Labor Market

Programme options

The core courses of the programme are complemented with a wide range of elective courses devoted to every member of the Union and their policy towards Eurasian integration as well as the relations between the Eurasian Economic Union and the rest of the world:

  • Social and Political Development of EAEU Member States
  • Economic Development and Economic Relations of EAEU Member States
  • Foreign Policy of EAEU Member States
  • EAEU Member States and the Eurasian Economic Union
  • Social and Political Development of Russia
  • Relations between Russia and other EAEU Member States
  • China, EAEU Southern Neighbours and Eurasian Integration
  • Western Countries and Eurasian integration

The second part of the programme includes practical training and seminars aimed at teaching students’ project management and analytical skills:

  • Research seminars
  • Foreign economic activities within the Eurasian Economic Union (practical training)
  • Relations of Russian regions with the regions of EAEU member states (practical training)
1 term 2 term 3 term 4 term
Compulsory courses 23 EC 26 EC
Optional courses 13 EC
Research and practical training 8 EC 3 EC 17 EC 24 EC
Master thesis’s 6 EC

Double Master’s Degree in Eurasian Integration

We offer a double degree in Eurasian Integration implemented together with L.N. Gumilev Eurasian National University (Kazakhstan), J. Balasagyn Kyrgyz National University (Kyrgyzstan), K. Dikambayev Diplomatic Academy of Kyrgyzstan Foreign Affairs Ministry (Kyrgyzstan).

The 2-year Double Master Degree programmes are organized in such a way that one academic year is taught at Tomsk State University and one academic year is taught at a partner university.

Selection of candidates is made in accordance with the entrance rules of each university. The applicants shall be proficient in Russian. Tuition policies are defined according to national regulations.

Teaching Faculty

Dr. Sergey Yun

Academic Supervisor of the Programme

Associate Professor at the Department of World Politics, Tomsk State University

Skills and expertise:

  • international relations in post-Soviet Central Asia;
  • Russia’s relations with the CIS countries;
  • inter-university educational cooperation.

Prof. Sergey Afontsev

Research Supervisor of the Programme

Dr. of Science (Economics), Head of the Economic Theory Department at the Primakov National Research Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)

Skills and expertise:

  • economic and political models for the analysis of economic policy;
  • international political economy;
  • political and institutional issues of emerging market economies;
  • management of global economic processes;
  • applied analysis of foreign trade and industrial policy.

Prof. Evgeny Troitskiy

Dr. of Science (History), Professor at the Department of World Politics, Tomsk State University

Skills and expertise:

  • international relations in post-Soviet Central Asia;
  • politics and foreign policy of CIS countries;
  • EU regional policy.

Mr. Eduard Belialov

Adviser to the President of Tomsk Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Mr. Belialov is invited to contribute to research seminars and to conduct a practical training module on the promotion of business projects within the Eurasian Economic Union.

 

Mrs. Elena Ivanova

Head of the Committee for Relations with Russian Regions and CIS Countries, Tomsk Region Administration

Mrs. Ivanova is invited to conduct a practical training module on cross-border and interregional cooperation within the EAEU.

Partners

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Tomsk Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Tomsk, Russia)

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Tomsk Region Administration (Tomsk, Russia)

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L.N. Gumilev Eurasian National University (Astana, Kazakhstan)


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K. Dikambayev Diplomatic Academy of Kyrgyzstan

Foreign Affairs Ministry (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan)

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J. Balasagyn Kyrgyz National University

Admission and application

Specific requirements More information
Higher education diploma Bachelor’s degree

Specialist degree

Master’s degree

Entrance tests (in Tomsk or through Skype). 1. History of International Relations

2. English

3. Interview

Tuition fees

Year Russian and CIS nationals Nationals of other countries
2017-2018 RUB 125100 RUB 150120

Application deadlines for the citizens of the Russian Federation and CIS nationals in 2018

Application deadline April 3 –
August 14
Entrance examinations May 10 –
August 16

 Application deadlines for the other International citizens in 2018

Application deadline January 15  –
July 10
Entrance examinations January 16  –
July 26


Career prospects

Those graduated with MA in Eurasian Integration may be employed by:

  • governmental departments in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia dealing with the Eurasian Economic Union in national ministries and agencies, e.g. presidential administration, foreign affairs ministry, prime-minister secretariat, customs service, migration service, trade, education or science department, etc.
  • departments of the Eurasian Economic Commission;
  • external trade and investment departments of EAEU members’ regional authorities;
  • business associations, chambers of commerce and industry, large and medium enterprises, etc.
  • international departments of mass media in EAEU members;
  • state bodies and trading companies of different countries developing integration and cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Union (China, Vietnam, India, Singapore, South Korea, Serbia, Iran, etc.)

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Contacts

If you want to know more about the MA programme Eurasian Integration, please contact:

Anastasia Pogorelskaia (program manager)

E-mail: lisbonne2016@mail.ru

Academic office: TSU Building 1, office 301