UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The course draws on the unique area studies expertise at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) to offer a choice of modules unparalleled in depth and breadth, ranging from Russia's medieval history to its contemporary politics, from 19th'century literature to 21st'century film.

Course Modules

Core modules (1 of the following): Literary and cultural theory; historical methods and approaches; theories of social and political research. Options may include the following: Advanced qualitative methods; contemporary cultural studies (between post'communism and post'modernism); Bakhtin and others (alterity, identity and dialogue); being Soviet (typologies of Soviet identity in Russian cinema 1917'1956); beyond stereotypes (the Jews in Polish culture); causes, consequences and control (corruption and governance); gender and sexuality in modern Russian culture; how to read and interpret texts (introduction to hermeneutics); informal practices in post'communist societies; ire, irony, ideology (satire and humour in Russian culture); isolate and punish (exile, prison and hard labour in Russian literature); Nabokov and emigre literature; Russian language 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.

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