The huge energy resources in Siberia, Central Asia, the Caspian Basin, and other regions of Eurasia will shape world politics, security and international relations well into the 21st century. Eurasian energy politics is a big issue in global affairs. Cooperation and conflicts over ownership, control, transportation and consumption of energy create multiple challenges for policy makers and analysts.
The one-year MA in Energy Politics in Eurasia (ENERPO) is designed to meet these challenges. The program covers key energy projects in Eurasia as well as major contentious issues in the development of the energy sphere as seen from the Russian perspective. The curriculum combines the perspectives of political science, security studies and political economy with first-hand expertise of the energy sector. ENERPO provides skills that are highly needed in public policy making, policy analysis, business, political consultancy and public affairs.
In order to get the masters degree students need to spend two semesters in St. Petersburg followed by a dissertation writing period. A one-semester study abroad is also possible.
This program offers the following benefits:
· Studying at a compact, internationally renowned private university in Russia devoted solely to the social and human sciences
· Interdisciplinary curricula with unparalleled breadth of courses that tailor education to specific needs
· Teaching by Russias major figures in political science, political economy, and public policy
· Opportunity to author or co-author an opinion, scholarly, or reporting article for the programs online publication, ENERPO Journal
· Excellent preparation for further research work or for careers in education, public administration or the private sector
Introduction to Energy Law
Maxim Titov, Olga Teplova
Introduction to Sustainable Energy
Economics for Energy Markets
Energy Security and Russian Politics
Energy Security in Asia
Russia-EU Energy Relations
Nina Poussenkova, Nikolay Kozhanov
National Oil Companies in the Global Energy Sector: Cases from Russia to the Persian Gulf
Energy Policy and Indigenous Population of the Russian Arctic
Russia's Gas Strategy
Seminar on World Oil and Gas Affairs
Workshops with guest lecturers and experts
For admission to ENERPO, students must satisfy the requirements for admission to the M.A. programs at EUSP, except for the language requirement. Although those students who have some knowledge of Russian before the beginning of their first term will have a certain advantage in terms of everyday life, the program is designedin such a way as to encourage the participation of those who have not studied Russian before. The major requirement of the program is that students be highly motivated, devoted to and capable of rigorous study. Letters of recommendation, grade-point averages and transcripts of previous academic work, statements of purpose thatdescribe research interests, professional experience, personal achievements, and scholarly potential are all taken into account when admission decisions are made.
Some limited financial aid may be available from the EUSP based on the applicants need.
It is a good idea to get in touch with our Alumni Association for more ideas about funding.