UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This programme is designed to respond to the growing strategic importance of Russia and the former Soviet Union and meet the emerging demand for an area'focused academic training. The programme focuses on the unique and challenging political and social environment of the region and students gain employment'relevant analytical and research skills. The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, laboratory sessions, workshops, presentations, self'study and specialist language classes.

Course Modules

Core modules: Russian politics. Plus at least 1 chosen from: Baltic politics and society; corruption and governance causes, consequences and control; informal practices in post'communist societies; making of modern Ukraine; post'Soviet politics; Russian foreign policy. Options: Advanced quantitative methods; being Soviet (typologies of Soviet identity in Russian cinema 1917'1956); comparative analysis in social and political research; contemporary Russian cinema and society since the collapse of the Soviet Union (the journey into the unknown); ethno'political conflict in Central and Eastern Europe; governance and democracy in Central and Eastern Europe; introduction to discourse analysis; politics of South'East Europe; qualitative methods; quantitative methods; security, identity, polarity; sexuality and society in Russia and Eastern Europe; Soviet cinema and society from the Khrushchev 'thaw' to the collapse of the Soviet Union (end of the radiant future); understanding and analysing data; SSEES language module in Russian, Ukrainian or Estonian at beginner's level or at intermediate or advanced level as appropriate.

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) £9,815  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) £4,935  Academic year. First year home fees