UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This is 1 of the most wide'ranging programmes of its kind, offering a rich variety of modules on the region, ranging from the pre modern period to the 21st Century, from Russia and Poland to the Czech Republic and Croatia, and from film and philosophy to literature and cultural studies.

Course Modules

Core module: Literary and cultural theory. Options may include the following: Bakhtin and others (alterity, identity and dialogue); beyond stereotypes (the Jews in Polish culture); being Soviet (typologies of Soviet identity in Russian cinema 1917'1956); contemporary cultural studies (between post'communism and post'modernism); folly, disaffection and dystopia in 20th'century Hungarian literature; freedom, death and love (Polish fiction 1918'2005) (language prerequisite); gender and sexuality in modern Russian culture; how to read and interpret texts (introduction to hermeneutics); ire, irony, ideology (satire and humour in Russian culture); isolate and punish (exile, prison and hard labour in Russian literature); Nabokov and Russian emigre literature; the 19th'century Russian novel; politics of Yugoslav theatre and cinema 1950'2000; Russian thought; the self and the world (theoretical approaches to travel writing); the Soviet cultural experiment; directed reading modules; comparative literature modules.

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