UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Russian and Post-Soviet Politics

This programme is designed to respond to the growing strategic importance of Russia and the former Soviet Union and meet the emerging demand for an area-focused academic training. The programme focuses on the unique and challenging political and social environment of the region and students gain employment-relevant analytical and research skills. The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, laboratory sessions, workshops, presentations, self-study and specialist language classes.

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: Russian politics. Plus at least 1 chosen from: Baltic politics and society; corruption and governance causes, consequences and control; informal practices in post-communist societies; making of modern Ukraine; post-Soviet politics; Russian foreign policy. Options: Advanced quantitative methods; being Soviet (typologies of Soviet identity in Russian cinema 1917-1956); comparative analysis in social and political research; contemporary Russian cinema and society since the collapse of the Soviet Union (the journey into the unknown); ethno-political conflict in Central and Eastern Europe; governance and democracy in Central and Eastern Europe; introduction to discourse analysis; politics of South-East Europe; qualitative methods; quantitative methods; security, identity, polarity; sexuality and society in Russia and Eastern Europe; Soviet cinema and society from the Khrushchev 'thaw' to the collapse of the Soviet Union (end of the radiant future); understanding and analysing data; SSEES language module in Russian, Ukrainian or Estonian at beginner's level or at intermediate or advanced level as appropriate.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed by a variety of methods, including unseen examinations, long essays, course work and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 9,815 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 18,670 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 4,935 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 9,285 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

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020 7679 8830