UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Russian Studies

The course draws on the unique area studies expertise at the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) to offer a choice of modules unparalleled in depth and breadth, ranging from Russia's medieval history to its contemporary politics, from 19th-century literature to 21st-century film.

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.

Course modules

Core modules (1 of the following): Literary and cultural theory; historical methods and approaches; theories of social and political research. Options may include the following: Advanced qualitative methods; contemporary cultural studies (between post-communism and post-modernism); Bakhtin and others (alterity, identity and dialogue); being Soviet (typologies of Soviet identity in Russian cinema 1917�1956); beyond stereotypes (the Jews in Polish culture); causes, consequences and control (corruption and governance); gender and sexuality in modern Russian culture; how to read and interpret texts (introduction to hermeneutics); informal practices in post-communist societies; ire, irony, ideology (satire and humour in Russian culture); isolate and punish (exile, prison and hard labour in Russian literature); Nabokov and emigre literature; Russian language module.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, laboratory sessions, workshops, film viewings, tutorials and specialist language courses. Assessment is carried out through 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).


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 9,020 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 18,670 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 4,510 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 9,285 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
020 7679 8810