Good reading knowledge of the appropriate language(s) required. Students admitted are expected to demonstrate that they already know Russian (or another relevant EE language) and a good background knowledge of the country (or countries) concerned. Candidates without these qualifications are required to register, in the first instance, for a taught Master's course.
Months of entry
We offer postgraduate research supervision in the following fields:
- Russian and Soviet History
- Russian, Ukrainian and Central and East European Politics
- Central and Eastern Europe and European integration
- Nationalism and minority rights, ethnicity and migration issues
- Economics of transformation, economic policy and regional economics of Russia
- Science, technology innovation and the internet
- Russian foreign and security policy
- Contemporary East European culture and society
Learn more about the research interests of our staff and how to contact them.
The School of Government and Society brings together academic staff, research fellows and doctoral researchers across the Social Sciences. The School is one of the leading UK and international centres for Politics, International Relations, International Development, Sociology and European Studies.
In the School of Government and Society we offer much more than a degree. As a student here, whether undergraduate or postgraduate, you have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of events, with some or all of the costs paid for by the School.
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
Russian and Soviet history; Russian, Ukrainian and Central and East European politics; Central and Eastern Europe and European integration; Nationalism and minority rights, ethnicity and migration issues; Economics of transformation; Security studies, defence issues; Russian society: youth, gender, education, religion, globalization development.
Information for international students
English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
MA by research
Course contact details
- Postgraduate enquiry service
- 0121 414 5005