MPhil Russian and East European Studies
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, society and culture.
In the first year students will take 3 core courses which will introduce them to the key issues and debates of the region:
- History of Russia, the USSR and Eastern Europe in the Twentieth Century.
- Politics, Economics and International Relations in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.
- Society and Culture in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.
In the second year students are able to specialise their knowledge through the choice of two special subjects courses.
Students will receive training in relevant qualitative and quantitative methodologies to enable them to carry out research and writing for their 30,000 word thesis. There is also a compulsory Russian language element to enable students to develop Russian language skills.
The MPhil may be regarded as a qualification in its own right, or as preparation for a doctoral degree. Recent MPhil in REES graduates have gone on to take DPhils in Politics and History. Other graduates follow careers in government, NGOs, banking, diplomacy and teaching.
For general enquiries about the programme and admissions to study the MPhil in REES please contact: email@example.com.
- Minimum 2.1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent international qualification) and a transcript of your results.
- Two pieces of written work in English (max. 2000 words each)
- Personal Statement
- Three Academic References
- Previous training or knowledge in Russian or an East European language may be an advantage but is not essential.
- Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University