UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Political Analysis (Russia and Eastern Europe)

This course provides an opportunity to study political and social developments in post-communist Europe in breadth and depth, acquiring a mix of in-depth knowledge, analytical and research skills, and theoretical understanding. Regions covered include central and Eastern Europe, the western Balkans and most parts of the former Soviet Union. The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, laboratory sessions, workshops and 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: Political analysis. Plus at least 1 chosen from: Qualitative methods; understanding and analysing data; comparative analysis in social and political research; introduction to discourse analysis; quantitative methods; advanced quantitative methods. Options: Causes, consequences and control (corruption and governance); ethnopolitical conflict in Central and Eastern Europe; informal practices in post-communist societies; making of modern Ukraine; nation, identity and power in Central and Eastern Europe; politics of South-Eastern Europe; Russian politics; security, identity, polarity; governance and democracy in Central and Eastern Europe; Russian foreign policy; Baltic politics and society.

Assessment methods

Students will be assessed by a variety of methods: unseen examinations, long essays, course work and the research dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month 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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