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MPhil in Russian and East European Studies

University of Oxford School of Global and Area Studies

Full time September Other 21 months

About the course

The MPhil in Russian and East European Studies is a two-year programme for graduates who are interested in gaining a deeper knowledge and understanding of Russia and Eastern Europe through the study of the region across a range of disciplines including history, economics, politics, international relations and sociology.

In the first year of the programme you will study three core courses:

  • History of Russia, the USSR and Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century
  • Contemporary Russian and East European Studies Part 1: Politics and international relations. Modules cover topics in politics, security and international relations of Russia and Eastern Europe.
  • Contemporary Russian and East European Studies Part 2: Sociology and economics. Modules cover topics in economy and society

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Entry Requirements

Applicants are normally expected to be predicted or have achieved a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in history, politics, economics, international relations, sociology or Slavic languages. Students with degrees in other subjects are eligible to apply.

For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.6 out of 4.0.

If you hold non-UK qualifications and wish to check how your qualifications match these requirements, you can contact the National Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom (UK NARIC).

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