Research course

Russian & Eurasian Studies

King's College London · King's College London

Entry requirements

A Masters degree or equivalent. In addition to a three to five page research proposal, applicants should submit a personal statement outlining their reasons for pursuing further research.

Months of entry


Course content

The PhD Russian & Eurasian Studies is designed to encourage, support and concentrate cutting-edge research at Kings into Russia and Eurasia, with a focus on the social sciences and contemporary humanities. The course offers an opportunity unique at Kings to study Russia and the region from an interdisciplinary perspective and in the collegial company of other researchers coming from various fields and employing various methodologies, as well as those pursuing similar questions in other country cases. In addition to the Institutes own Russia-focused staff, the programme will draw on the community of scholars at Kings who are already providing or are able to provide supervision on Russia and Eurasia-related research, in the departments of War Studies, Political Economy, European & International Studies, History, Theology & Religious Studies and Management, as well as in The Dickson Poon School of Law.

Research students in Russian & Eurasian Studies will join a dynamic research culture at Kings, a major research-led university, with a significant number of research students in social science and public policy, as well as in arts and humanities. The Graduate School provides facilities and runs research training courses. Students will receive training through the Kings Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Doctoral Training Centre (KISS DTC), in a programme designed individually to support their research projects and impart broad methodological competencies, alongside their colleagues from other departments and the other Global Institutes. The Russia Institute will run its own research seminars focusing on relevant current research at Kings and elsewhere, and students will have access to concurrent seminars at other departments and institutes.

Fees and funding

Graduate School and Global Institute studentships and bursaries and also self funded. Applicants should consult the postgraduate funding database for further information on the above and funding opportunities from other organisations:

Qualification and course duration


part time
96 months
full time
48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Officer, Centre for Arts and Sciences Admissions (CASA)
+44 (0) 20 7848 2555