UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This is a multi'disciplinary programme that enables students to gain specialist knowledge and understanding of the complex culture, history, literature, politics and society of the region from western Bohemia to Wallachia and from Mazuria to Macedonia.

Course Modules

Core modules (a choice of 1 of the following): Literary and cultural theory; historical methods and approaches; theories of social and political research. Options may include the following: Methods of area studies research (MASR); Bakhtin and others (alterity, identity and dialogue); beyond stereotypes (the Jews in Polish culture); cities in Eastern Europe; comparative analysis in social and political research; the crisis zone (Central Europe 1900'1990); cultural anthropology of South'Eastern Europe; history, myth and nation in South'Eastern Europe; how to read and interpret texts (introduction to hermeneutics); metropolis (history of Berlin, 1871'1990); nation, identity and power in Central and Eastern Europe; politics of change in the Baltic States; politics of South East Europe since 1990; security, identity, polarity; the self and the world (theoretical approaches to travel writing); language module; directed reading module.

Course Additional Entry

Normally an upper 2nd Class undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with a good lower 2nd Class undergraduate degree (pass of 55% or better) or equivalent may also be considered on their individual merits.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £18,670  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,020  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,285  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £4,510  Academic year. First year home fees