Masters degree in Russian & East European Society & Culture offer advanced study of the peoples, movements, institutions and traditions originating from, or associating with, Russia and Eastern Europe.
Related subjects include Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies. Entry requirements typically include an appropriate undergraduate degree, such as Modern Languages, Literature, or Cultural Studies.
Why study a Masters in Russian & East European Society & Culture?
The traditions of modern Russia and Eastern Europe follow a long history of political, societal and cultural movements, particularly after the divide of the Latin West from the Greek East during the Byzantine Empire.
There are therefore a large range of cultural and societal developments which you may explore. For example, you might observe the emergence of religions such as Orthodox Christianity as a result of the East-West Schism of the 11th century.
Alternatively, you might scrutinise the fall of the Iron Curtain after the end of the Cold War impacted economies, trade and international networks across Eastern Europe.
Careers in this field may include roles in academia and publishing, or the media including journalism. You might even consider positions in government, overseeing for example foreign affairs.