Regions covered include central and Eastern Europe, the western Balkans and most parts of the former Soviet Union.
The Political Analysis (Russia and Eastern Europe) MA course offered at the University College London (UCL) tackles issues such as democracy and authoritarianism, corruption, ethno-political conflict, foreign policy and security in both thematic and area/country-oriented modules. Students are able to either focus on one region or to study regions across the post-communist world. All students take a core module in political analysis and have the option of learning Russian or another east European language.
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.
The range of modules offered allows students either to focus on one region or to study regions across the post-communist world.
The MA opens up a range of opportunities and previous graduates from this programme have gone on to work in think tanks; political parties; national, European and international private and public sector organisations; and in the media and in NGOs as political analysts.
Other graduates have gone on to further academic study. Internship opportunities and excellent links with other universities in the region as well as suite of leading events and research seminars complement your studies.
- Political Analysis
- And at least one chosen from:
- Qualitative Methods
- Understanding and Analysing Data
- Comparative Analysis in Social and Political Research
- Introduction to Discourse Analysis
- Quantitative Methods
- Advanced Quantitative Methods
- 12 months
- 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.
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies European Studies Political Science 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
International26600 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26600 GBP per year during 12 months.
National12900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12900 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK: £6,450
- International: £13,300
Living costs for London
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