Research course

Russian Studies (on-campus or by distance learning)

Institution
University of Birmingham · Centre for European Languages and Cultures
Qualifications
PhDMA by research

Entry requirements

PhD: Masters degree in a relevant subject MA by Research: 2:1 (Hons) in a relevant subject

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

We offer promising Russian Studies candidates the opportunity to carry out research in one of the leading centres in the country for language, literature, history and culture. Researchers working here are part of a stimulating research culture within the Department of Modern Languages and beyond, benefitting from special links to the Centre for Russian and East European Studies based in the College of Social Sciences. Between us we are able to offer an exceptionally wide range of expertise, and hence supervision opportunities, in particular on contemporary topics in cultural studies and social science.

The MA by Research programme requires you to prepare a dissertation of up to 40,000 words on a topic of your choice, for which an academic staff member will provide expert supervision.

The PhD – the most advanced research degree – leads to a dissertation of up to 80,000 words on a subject of your choice and under the expert supervision of an academic member of staff. You can study for a PhD on campus or by Distance Learning.

We have particular strengths in studying the interface and interactions between culture and the socio-political contexts in which they were/are produced. We also encourage and enable interdisciplinary research, and have a successful history of joint supervisions with other departments and schools, in particular with Social Sciences and Geography.

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Department specialisms

Ethnography; social and cultural anthropology; labour and class studies; Russian twentieth-century literature; social media studies; visual culture. Contact: Dr Jeremy Morris Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6455 Email: j.b.morris@bham.ac.uk Genre Studies; post-Soviet Russian television and new media; twentieth-century Russian poetry and literature; translation studies. Contact: Dr Natasha Rulyova Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6357 Email: n.e.rulyova@bham.ac.uk

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,121 FT - £2,061 PT
International students
£13,680 FT - £6,840 PT (DL only)

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Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months
distance learning
36-72 months

MA by research

part time
24 months
distance learning
12-24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate enquiry service
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
0121 414 5005