EURUS MA Program, Carleton University

Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS) at Carleton University offers a unique interdisciplinary MA program with a regional focus on Europe and European integration, Central and Southeast Europe, Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia. 
 
EURUS now hosts a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, two Jean Monnet Chairs, one Jean Monnet Project, as well as the Magna Fund for Russian Studies. EURUS is also a leading player in Carleton’s vibrant Migration and Diaspora Studies Initiative (MDS). Four of the seven EURUS faculty members hold current SSHRC Insight or Insight Development Grants.
 
EURUS has had an excellent recruiting year, with 22 new MA students admitted this September. One of our MA students was recently named to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Youth Council. Our co-op program continues to be a great success; six to eight EURUS students are on paid work placements each term, usually in federal government departments. Some have since been bridged into temporary or permanent government jobs. Other EURUS graduates have gone on to PhD programs, usually in History or Political Science, or to law school.
 
More information can of course be found on the Carleton website (www.carleton.ca/eurus). 
 
 
Why do an MA at EURUS?  
 
·         EURUS is a global leader in the study of Europe and the European Union, Central and Southeast Europe, Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia.  
 
·         You will work with internationally-recognized experts on topics as diverse as EU institutions and politics, Russian history and politics, the Holocaust, EU-Russia relations, migration and multiculturalism, or transatlantic political and economic relations, to name but a few.
 
·         We offer small, personalized classes and individual supervision for research projects.  Every student receives office space alongside EURUS faculty in the brand new River Building.  
 
·         We provide hands-on, experiential opportunities. An internship program tied to course credit teaches job skills and offers experience in government departments, non-governmental organizations, and embassies. The co-op program offers the potential for paid employment. 
 
·         Our program is interdisciplinary, offering the chance to examine Europe, Russia, and Eurasia from cultural, social, historical, political and economic perspectives.  
 
·         The MA program is divided into two streams: Europe and the European Union; and Russia, Eurasia, and Transition. EURUS MA students have access to courses in both streams offered through the Institute and across several university departments.
 
·         Our location in Canada’s national capital allows it to maintain academic and professional contacts within and outside government and embassies.  
 
·         Carleton’s exchange programs allow study in several countries in the region including Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Poland, and Russia.  Other students have worked in the Netherlands, Italy, Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan.
 
·         Students can receive significant funding through entrance scholarships, teaching/ research assistantships, or bursaries. The European Union Centre of Excellence and the Magna Fund for Russian Studies offer grants to fund field research or language training in the region.  The EU Study Tour will allow you to meet with key decision-makers across Europe. Students also often find part-time employment on campus or with government departments.
 
·         EURUS graduates pursue a wide variety of career options. Recent graduates have found jobs with the Government of Canada at Global Affairs Canada (GAC), National Defence, or the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service. Alumni work in international organizations such as the International Organization for Migration and NGOs such as Refugee 613 or the Aga Khan Development Network. Alumni actively assist students in seeking employment.
 
·         EURUS graduates also have success in pursuing Law School or PhD degrees. Recent alumni have studied at McGill and University of Ottawa Law Schools, and have gone on to PhDs at Oxford, the University of Illinois, Columbia, and the University of Toronto.
Please find the EURUS MA program brochure here: eurus-ma-brochure