The Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (CERES) is one of North America's leading academic institutes for the study of the member countries of the European Union, the countries of the former Soviet Union, and Central and Eastern Europe. The Centre promotes interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching in the social sciences and humanities. The two-year interdisciplinary MA is aimed at students pursuing non-academic careers, as well as those choosing to continue graduate studies. Through combined programs, students may study law or business concurrently with the CERES MA. CERES students profit from internship and exchange programs, which allow them to gain invaluable first-hand experience in the business, academic, and work environments of the region.