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Masters degrees in Russian History examine the cultures, peoples and historical events of the country of Russia, beginning in the 9th century AD, through to the present-day.
Related subjects include Ancient history and Europeans History. Entry requirements normally include an appropriate undergraduate degree such as History or Archaeology.
Courses in the History of Russia examine a broad range of topics relating to significant historical events in Russia, and the ways these have effected both Russian natives as well as other cultures.
For example, you may research how Moscow became a large cultural centre in the 13th century with a large influence on the West. Or, you may investigate the institutions related to the Russian Empire, and the social implications of serfdom in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Studies in this field typically involve training in primary and secondary research, such as critical analysis of texts, as well as observations of material and cultural artefacts across different historical periods.
Careers in this field may include academic research, teaching and publishing. They may also include roles in the media such as journalism or public relations, as well as foreign policy and government legislation.
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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
The MSc in Russian and East European Studies is a nine-month 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
A large part of historical studies is conducted as applied research. Using and interpreting historical data enables historian to construct "usable pasts" as a tool for understanding the present and imagining possible and alternative avenues of future development. 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
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
This programme offers you the unique opportunity to combine a year of study in Glasgow with a year studying overseas (in English) at one of our renowned partner institutions and leads to the award of a double degree or a single degree. 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 provides students with the opportunity to study key concepts and approaches in political sociology and theoretical debates about the relationship between state and society, and identity and power. 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
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
This MA programme is designed to respond to the growing strategic importance of Russia and the former Soviet Union and meet the emerging demand for area-focused academic training. Read more
This programme aims to investigate the origins, nature and evolution of the main European intellectual movements. From the modern to the post-modern, the course will familiarise students with the main schools of thought which have shaped the European traditions and to explore their relevance to contemporary issues. Read more