University of Birmingham offer postgraduate research supervision in the following fields: Russian and Soviet History; Russian, Ukrainian and Central and East European Politics; Central and Eastern Europe and European integration; Nationalism and minority rights, ethnicity and migration issues; Economics of transformation, economic policy and regional economics of Russia; Science, technology innovation and the internet; Russian foreign and security policy; Contemporary East European culture and society.
Although students wishing to undertake postgraduate research in Russian and East European Studies from University of Birmingham need to register for a PhD or MPhil in Politics / IR the research undertaken will be focused on Russia and Eastern Europe and will be supervised by a member of CREES.
Graduates from Birmingham’s Centre for Russian and East European Studies develop a broad range of transferable skills including: familiarity with research methods; the ability to manage large and diverse quantities of information; the ability to organise information in a logical and coherent manner; the expertise to write clearly and concisely and to tight deadlines; critical and analytical ability; the capacity for argument, debate and speculation; and the ability to base conclusions on statistical research.
Due to the non-vocational nature of a postgraduate degree in Russian and East European Studies, many graduates choose jobs unrelated to their course of study, and have made their mark in a wide range of careers. A number of our PhD graduates stay in academia and forge successful teaching and research careers.
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- Russian and Soviet History
- Russian, Ukrainian and Central and East European Politics
- Central and Eastern Europe and European integration
- Nationalism, identities and ethnic conflicts
- Economics of transformation, economic policy and regional economics of Russia
- Contemporary East European culture, media and society
- Caucasus and Central Asia: politics, international relations, society and religion
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies History View 84 other Masters in History in United Kingdom
- Attainment of an Honours degree (normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent) in a relevant subject awarded by an approved university, or
- Attainment of an alternative qualification or qualifications and/or evidence of experience judged by the University as indicative of an applicant’s potential for research and as satisfactory for the purpose of entry to a research degree programme.
- Admission and registration for a research degree programme may be conditional on satisfactory completion of preliminary study, which may include assessment.
- In some cases you
International17580 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17580 GBP per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA4407 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4407 GBP per year during 36 months.
Home/EU part-time: £2,190
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