King's College London, University of London

King's College London, University of London

Russian Politics and Society

The course focuses on contemporary political, economic and social policy challenges, with the option to pursue a specialisation within domestic or foreign policy and security; students gain knowledge of the interlocking reform challenges that have faced Russia in recent decades, a fluency in Russian current events and an understanding of a range of disciplinary and theoretical approaches to policy and academic analysis.

Entry requirements

A minimum 2.1 1st degree or an equivalent qualification from a British or overseas university. Professional qualifications and experience may be taken into account.

Course modules

Modules include: Contemporary russian politics and policy; the practice of policy making in contemporary Russia; russian policy and society dissertation; indicative non-core content: the political economy of market reforms; inclusive development and emerging economies; international political economy of oil and gas; the policy process; empire, nation and modernity in eastern Europe (1914-1948); european security; geopolitics of natural resource disputes.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by written coursework or written coursework and exam or presentation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 8,520 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 17,040 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,260 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 8,520 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Strand Campus Westminster WC2R 2LS South East

Key information

Russia Institute Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7848 1512