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This MA provides an opportunity to study political and social developments in post-communist Europe. Regions covered by the programme include Central and Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans and most parts of the former Soviet Union. Students are able to tailor their degree according to their interests and background. What and how will I learn? The programme tackles issues such as democratisation, state-building, ethnicity and nationalism, European integration, and foreign policy and security through both theoretically-based and area-oriented courses. Students are able to either focus on one region or to study regions across the post-communist world through the range of courses offered. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of one core course from a choice of four (2040 credits), optional courses (80 100 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits). Core Modules ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: The Politics of Transition and Integration in Central & Eastern Europe Russian Politics Empires, Nationalism and Communism: States and Societies of SE Europe Security, Identity, Polarity Dissertationreport All MA students undertake an independent research project, which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words. Options TWO OF THE FOLLOWING: MASR I: Cultural and Historical Studies MASR I: Introduction to Qualitative Methods MASR I: Introduction to Quantitative Methods MASR I: Theory and Practice of Social Research REMAINING OPTIONS FROM A LIST INCLUDING: Comparative Analysis in Social and Political Research The Crisis Zone: Central Europe 1900-1990 Ethnopolitical Conflict in Central and Eastern Europe Informal Practices in Post-Communist Societies Nation, Identity and Power in Central and Eastern Europe Politics of Southeast Europe Since 1990 Politics of Change in the Baltic States Russian Foreign Policy since 1917 Further details available on subject website: http:www.ssees.ucl.ac.ukprospectma_pol.htm The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, laboratory sessions, workshops and classes. Students will be assessed by a variety of methods: unseen examinations, long essays, course work and the research dissertation. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) is one of the world s leading specialist institutions, and the largest national centre in the UK, for the study of Central, Eastern and South-East Europe and Russia. Located on the edge of Bloomsbury, SSEES offers an ideal location for scholars. The British Library, British Museum, University of London Library and other similar research centres are all close by. The SSEES Library is unequalled in Britain for the depth and breadth of its collections, the majority of which are on open access in the SSEES building. Your future career With their specialist knowledge and language skills, SSEES Masters graduates can be found in business, finance, the media, international agencies, charities, diplomacy, international security organisations, the law, and academe. Recent employer destinations include: Independent Television News The Financial Times The Foreign and Commonwealth Office The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) NATO Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) Amnesty International PricewaterhouseCoopers Chase Manhattan The Bank of England The European Union Some graduates advise the Russian, Polish, American, and other governments, and the European Commission. Entry Requirements Normally an upper second-class Bachelor s degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with a good lower second-class Bachelor s degree (pass of 65% or better) or equivalent may also be considered on their individual merits. How to apply Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding

This MA provides an opportunity to study political and social developments in post-communist Europe. Regions covered by the programme include Central and Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans and most parts of the former Soviet Union. Students are able to tailor their degree according to their interests and background. What and how will I learn? The programme tackles issues such as...

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Entry Requirements

Normally an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Normally an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

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