Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

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European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (MA)

Carleton University - Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research

Faculty:Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies
Field of Study:Central/Middle and Eastern European Studies
Thesis Based:Yes
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $6,657
National: $6,976


The Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS) offers its master's students an unparalleled opportunity to do scholarly research with experts on Europe and European integration, Central and Southeast Europe, Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Renowned for its expertise and research in this field, Carleton also houses a European Union Centre of Excellence. In addition to the embassies, consulates and non-governmental organizations located in Ottawa, federal government departments such as the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Public Safety Canada and the Immigration and Refugee Board maintain direct relations with Europe, Russia and Eurasia. Close contacts through our professors and alumni with governmental organizations and the diplomatic community benefit our students for internship, co-op, and career opportunities.


Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
The normal requirement for admission to the master's program is an honours degree (or equivalent), with at least a B+ average. Applicants must have a four-year degree (or equivalent) in a humanities or social science discipline, with demonstrated coursework in the European/Russian/Eurasian area, ideally covering multiple disciplines (not solely language courses); and a reading knowledge of an appropriate major European/Eurasian language other than English (normally equivalent to two academic years of instruction, or one year with an intensive summer program).

Applicants may be admitted with no proficiency or inadequate proficiency in an appropriate language; in this case they must be prepared to undertake additional language training during the course of the MA program in addition to fulfilling the normal M.A. requirements.

Practical experience in the area of study will also be taken into consideration.

Applicants who do not have the required interdisciplinary background in the European/Russian/Eurasian area are encouraged to apply to the program, but additional coursework beyond the 5.0 credits may be required.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 01, 2022