UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This degree programme combines training in politics, international relations and security issues with specialist courses studying the region which are of contemporary relevance in view of the enlargement of NATO and the EU and the changing international situation.

Course Modules

Year one: compulsory courses: introduction to politics. Optional courses: introduction to economics; principles of sociology; introduction to international relations; other option courses are available in Russian, history, or East European languages and culture. Year two: compulsory courses: politics and society in central and eastern Europe; Russian politics and society. Optional courses: history of European political ideas; introduction to economics; topics in microeconomics; emerging market economies in Russia and eastern Europe; European macroeconomics; democracy and democratization; language course; other options will be available in Russian, history, east European languages and culture. Year three: year abroad; year abroad assignment; performance certificate; progress portfolio; self'evaluation. Final year: compulsory courses: 10,000 word free'standing dissertation; comparative politics. Optional courses: security intelligence in central & eastern Europe; European security; soviet and Russian foreign policy; European macroeconomics; topics in microeconomics; international trade and finance in Russia and eastern Europe; political economy of European integration; other options will be available in Russian, history, east European languages and culture.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time Including Placement Abroad
BA (Hons) £16,130  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Full Time Including Placement Abroad
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Advanced Higher AAB-AAA
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAABB-AAAAB
  • GCE A-level AAA-AAB
  • European Baccalaureate 77%-79%
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD
  • International Baccalaureate
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

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79% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 73%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 81%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 96%

£20,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 50
Studying 30
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 10
Unknown 5

14% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 60%

Total Coursework: 39%

Total Practical: 1%

£5,337 - £7,371
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,915 - £6,624
Typical cost of private accommodation