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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.
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.
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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. Read more
This is an advanced and progressive programme that presents you with a unique opportunity to understand historical and contemporary developments in the economy, politics, culture, and society of Russia and the countries of Eastern Europe and Eurasia. Read more
The Central and South-East European Studies MA is a multidisciplinary programme that enables students to gain specialist knowledge and understanding of the complex culture, history, literature, politics and society of the region from Western Bohemia to Wallachia and from Mazuria to Macedonia. Read more
One-year intensive IMARES Master’s degree program focus on Russia and the post-Soviet area. This comprehensive program allows you to study Russia and the whole Eurasian area in all aspects from A to Я. Read more
Russian is the official language of 148 million people in the Russian Federation. It is also an invaluable tool for anyone interested in the newly independent countries that were formerly part of the Soviet Union. Read more
The MA in Global Literature and Culture is a wide-ranging exploration of the cultural manifestations of colonial conquest, national identities, anti-colonial resistance and post-colonial struggles. Read more
The programme offers ESRC accredited training in language-based area studies, as well as advanced training in qualitative and quantitative methods, specialised area studies research training, and language training in one of the region's languages. Read more
The East European Studies MRes provides area-specific, language-oriented, advanced research training in the methodologies and approaches of economics, politics, sociology, history, culture and literature. Read more
This MA provides a unique range of options from the early modern period to the present, covering lands where mighty empires and many nations have interacted and competed over the centuries. Read more
This MA is one of the most wide-ranging programmes of its kind, offering a rich variety of modules on the region, ranging from the premodern 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. Read more
The Russian Studies MA draws on the unique area studies expertise at the UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies (SSEES) to offer a choice of modules unparalleled in depth and breadth, ranging from Russia's medieval history to its contemporary politics, from 19th-century literature to 21st-century film. Read more
This MA 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. Read more