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Arkistoitu opetussuunnitelma 2015–2017
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Master's Degree Programme in Russian and European Studies (2015-2017)

Learning outcomes

Upon completing the progamme, the student is able to:

• thoroughly understand political, societal and cultural dynamics in Russian-European interfaces

• examine events in Russian and European affairs in the context of an interplay of global, regional, international and local dynamics

• analyze Russian-European affairs with the help of theoretical approaches available within their area of specialization – international relations, sociology, or Russian language and culture

In addition to these learning outcomes, specific to the RES programme, students have acquired advanced research skills and are able to:

• conduct research and report research results following academic conventions both independently and in teams

• search and identify relevant sources of information

• analytically and critically apply this knowledge in working life

• communicate expertise and knowledge in a way relevant to the academic community and the general public


Master's Degree Programme in Russian and European Studies (RES) offers a unique interdisciplinary learning environment for students interested in Russian politics, society, culture and language as well as in global, international and regional political dynamics in Northern Europe. RES has been designed to respond to demands from the academia, policymakers, businesses and NGOs for graduates with an advanced knowledge in these areas.

The three specialization options that students may choose from when applying to the programme are International Relations, Sociology and Russian Language and Culture. Depending on specialization, the modes of study can include study trips and exchange studies in Russian and various other European universities; practical training; intensive study weeks in Tampere and Russia together with students of partner universities (International Relations students, organized as part of the Finnish-Russian Cross-Border University CBU); in addition to lectures, seminars, symposia and workshops, as well as independent studies.

Teaching in the specializations of International Relations and Sociology is given fully in English, whereas in the specialization of Russian Language and Culture many of the advanced compulsory courses are taught in Russian language.

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Master's Degree Programme in Russian and European Studies (2015-2017)

General Studies 10–12 ECTS
All courses are obligatory. Students of Russian Language and Culture take only the first part of the Scientific Writing course (Writing Clinic, 3 ECTS), while students of International Relations and Sociology take both parts (5 ECTS).
RESO Orientation, 2 ECTS
KKENMP3 Scientific Writing, 5 ECTS
KKENMP3A Writing Clinic, 3 ECTS
Advanced Studies in Russian and European Studies 75–80 ECTS
Theoretical and Methodological Studies 15–20 ECTS
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International Relations 20 ECTS
All three courses are obligatory for students of International Relations.
Sociology 15 ECTS
All three courses are obligatory for students of Sociology. Courses YKYYV07 and GTS2 are taken as 5 ECTS courses.
Russian Language and Culture 15 ECTS
All three courses are obligatory for students of Russian Language and Culture. YKYYV07 is taken as a 5 ECTS course.
VENS3 Russian Culture, 5 ECTS
VENS11 Sociolinguistics, 5 ECTS
Free Choice Studies 28–35 ECTS
Students of Russian Language and Culture: a minimum of 35 ECTS. Students of Sociology: a minimum of 33 ECTS. Students of International Relations: a minimum of 28 ECTS.
RES20 Internship, 5 ECTS
VENS8 Stylistics, 5 ECTS
VENS7 Verbal Aspect Theory, 5 ECTS
VENS9 Lexicology, 5 ECTS
VENS10 Media Discourse, 5 ECTS
VENS12 Multimodality, 5 ECTS
European Integration, Advanced Studies 20–35 ECTS
In order to complete the module, students must take the minimum of four course units (20 ECTS).
POLVOS22 The European Union, 10 ECTS
HALJUS15 European Public Law, 5 ECTS
KATYVS44 European Tax Law, 5 ECTS
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