The East European Studies programme from University College London (UCL) offers two pathways: social sciences, and arts and humanities, enabling students to tailor the programme to suit their own experience and interests.
Students develop generic research skills, interdisciplinary and discipline -specific research skills, area-specific research skills and language skills oriented towards carrying out research in the region. The programme produces multidisciplinary researchers specialised in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, with language proficiency and cultural, historical and institutional awareness.
Students undertake modules to the value of 330 credits over two years: 150 credits are taken in year one and 180 in year two. Two pathways are available: social sciences, and arts and humanities.
The first year of the programme consists of a core language module (30 credits), optional modules (75 credits) and electives (45 credits). The second year consists of core modules (45 credits) including language (30 credits), electives (30 credits) and dissertation (105 credits).
Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, workshops, seminars and language classes. Students will be assessed by unseen and written examinations, coursework assignments, essays and the research dissertation.
Each 15-credit module is equivalent to 150 hours of study and a 30 credit module equivalent to 300 hours of study. Contact hours may vary depending on module choices, but full-time students will approximately have 8-10 hours of contact hours each week during term time.
With their specialist knowledge and language skills, SSEES Master's graduates can be found in business, finance, the media, international agencies, charities, diplomacy, international security organisations, the law, and academia.
Graduates of the programme will possess the attributes to complete a PhD within three years or to enter the labour market directly with advanced analytical and research skills, regional expertise and proficiency in a language of the area. The rigorous exams we set for our language courses mean that potential employers or prospective PhD supervisors will know that our graduates can work effectively with the languages they have studied.
Internship opportunities and excellent links with other universities in the region as well as suite of leading events and research seminars complement your studies.
- Beginner's New Language MA module offered at SSEES
- Intermediate Language MA module offered at SSEES
- Interdisciplinary Area Studies
- Quantitative Methods
- Advanced Quantitative Methods
- Qualitative Methods
- Political Analysis
- Political Sociology
- Comparative Analysis in Social and Political Research
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it's full or by 30 June.
DisciplinesEuropean Law Area & Cultural Studies European Studies View 641 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in United Kingdom
- Normally an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
International22900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22900 GBP per year during 24 months.
National8170 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8170 GBP per year during 24 months.
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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