Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (CREES)

The Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (CREES) is one of the world's leading research institutes in its field. CREES is a multi-disciplinary centre  drawing together expertise from the College of Social Sciences, College of Arts and Law and the College of Life and Environmental Sciences. Many of the members of CREES are based in the Department of Political Science and International Studies although many others are based in different departments across the university.

While our expertise is firmly grounded in the former states of the USSR and Eastern Europe, we recognise the global importance of this region.

Undergraduate degrees

Undergraduate degrees

The Centre for Russian and East European Studies offers a highly flexible degree programme, with a range of options within each year.

Doctoral Research

Doctoral Research

CREES is a research oriented, multi disciplinary centre with wide ranging expertise and long standing excellence in researching Russia and Eastern Europe.



CREES has been very successful in obtaining external research grants, for example from the ESRC, Leverhulme Trust and UK Government departments.

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