UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Russian and East European Literature and Culture

This is 1 of the most wide-ranging programmes of its kind, offering a rich variety of modules on the region, ranging from the pre modern period to the 21st Century, from Russia and Poland to the Czech Republic and Croatia, and from film and philosophy to literature and cultural studies.

Entry requirements

Normally an upper 2nd Class undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with a good lower 2nd Class undergraduate degree (pass of 55% or better) or equivalent may also be considered on their individual merits.

Course modules

Core module: Literary and cultural theory. Options may include the following: Bakhtin and others (alterity, identity and dialogue); beyond stereotypes (the Jews in Polish culture); being Soviet (typologies of Soviet identity in Russian cinema 1917-1956); contemporary cultural studies (between post-communism and post-modernism); folly, disaffection and dystopia in 20th-century Hungarian literature; freedom, death and love (Polish fiction 1918-2005) (language prerequisite); gender and sexuality in modern Russian culture; how to read and interpret texts (introduction to hermeneutics); ire, irony, ideology (satire and humour in Russian culture); isolate and punish (exile, prison and hard labour in Russian literature); Nabokov and Russian emigre literature; the 19th-century Russian novel; politics of Yugoslav theatre and cinema 1950-2000; Russian thought; the self and the world (theoretical approaches to travel writing); the Soviet cultural experiment; directed reading modules; comparative literature modules.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, presentations, film viewings and private study. Students are assessed by a variety of methods including unseen examinations, long essays, course work and the research dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Arts and Humanities Research Council. Bursaries for Ukrainian Studies and for Polish Studies; School of Slavonic and Eastern European Studies (SSEES) bursaries (any subject).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,670 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,510 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,510 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 9,285 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,510 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,510 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bloomsbury Campus Camden WC1E 6BT South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7679 8810