UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This course provides an opportunity to study political and social developments in post'communist Europe in breadth and depth, acquiring a mix of in'depth knowledge, analytical and research skills, and theoretical understanding. Regions covered include central and Eastern Europe, the western Balkans and most parts of the former Soviet Union. The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, laboratory sessions, workshops and classes.

Course Modules

Core modules: Political analysis. Plus at least 1 chosen from: Qualitative methods; understanding and analysing data; comparative analysis in social and political research; introduction to discourse analysis; quantitative methods; advanced quantitative methods. Options: Causes, consequences and control (corruption and governance); ethnopolitical conflict in Central and Eastern Europe; informal practices in post'communist societies; making of modern Ukraine; nation, identity and power in Central and Eastern Europe; politics of South'Eastern Europe; Russian politics; security, identity, polarity; governance and democracy in Central and Eastern Europe; Russian foreign policy; Baltic politics and society.

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