UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Political Sociology (Russia and Eastern Europe)

This course provides students with the opportunity to study key concepts and approaches in political sociology and theoretical debates about the relationship between state and society, and identity and power. Graduates acquire a mix of in-depth area knowledge of Russia and Eastern Europe, research skills and theoretical understanding. 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. 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 modules: Political Sociology; methodology; qualitative methods; understanding and analysing data; comparative analysis in social and political research; introduction to discourse analysis. Options: Bakhtin and others (alterity, identity and dialogue); causes, consequences and control (corruption and governance); cities in Eastern Europe; empires, nationalism and communism (states and societies of Southeast Europe); ethno-political conflict in Central and Eastern Europe; gender and sexuality in modern Russian culture; informal practices in post-communist societies; migration in the EU; nations, identity and power; politics of Southeast Europe; sexuality and society in Russia and Eastern Europe; sociology of religion; the Soviet cultural experiment, 1917-1945.

Assessment methods

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

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time GBP 18,670 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 9,815 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 9,815 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 9,815 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time GBP 9,815 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Part-time GBP 4,935 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time GBP 9,285 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time GBP 4,935 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time GBP 4,935 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time GBP 4,935 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

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