Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant 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.
- Language and other study trips to the region are available. You will be offered the opportunity to spend a month in Russia. Some financial support is available to help you fund these trips.
- 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.
You will take five core courses and submit a 12,000-15,000 word dissertation.
- Social science statistics 1
- Qualitative methods
- Language (Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Polish, Russian).
- Research methods for studying Russia and Central and Eastern Europe
- Advanced qualitative methods or Social science statistics 2
- Language (Czech, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Russian, Slovak or Hungarian)
- Dissertation (12,000–15,000 words).
Note: Some languages and courses might not be available every year. You may also be able to choose from courses in the other subjects in the School of Social & Political Sciences. Language training is offered over a range of levels from beginners to advanced. If you are a native speaker or have a degree in one of the region’s languages, you will take an additional course instead.
Information for international students
IELTS: overall score 6.5; no sub-test less than 6.0; ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20. CAE: 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 CPE: 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169. PTE Academic: 60; no sub-test less than 59.
Fees and funding
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Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Maggie Baister