2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in a relevant social science or humanities subject. Applicants from other subject backgrounds, however, will be considered.
Months of entry
The programme offers ESRC accredited training in language-based area studies, as well as advanced training in qualitative and quantitative methods, specialised area studies research training, and language training in one of the region's languages.
- The programme is intended for those who wish to pursue a research-based career in the region, with or without the completion of a PhD.
- Annual scholarships are available for the language-based area studies pathways on a 2+3 (MRes + intensive language training to advanced level + PhD), 1+3 (MRes or intensive language training to advanced level + PhD) and +3 (PhD only) models, depending on your prior qualifications.
- The University Library holds one of the best Russian, Central and East European collections in the world.
- We have active postgraduate training links with thirteen overseas partner institutions in eleven countries. They visit to provide research master classes and participate in seminars.
Information for international students
This one-year masters programme is eligible for a new, streamlined visa application process: find out more
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions