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MSc in Russian, Central & East European Studies

Venue: University of Glasgow, UK
Period: MSc: 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time / PgDip 9 months full-time;
Application deadline: July 25 / August 29 2014



The MSc in Russian, Central & East European Studies is an advanced study of historical and contemporary developments in the economy, politics, culture and society of Russia and the countries of Central and Eastern Europe.
You will examine the history of communism and why it collapsed.  You will learn about the impact of international organisations (eg the European Union, NATO) and of major world powers on the region as well as retaining an appreciation of the region’s internal diversity in a variety of spheres (cultural, economic, ethnic, political and social).

You will take two core courses, two optional courses and submit a 12,000-15,000 word dissertation. You can also participate in our extensive range of conferences, workshops, business days, seminars and networking activities involving representatives of the business, policy-making and third sector communities.

Core courses

Optional courses

Note: Some languages and courses might not be available every year. You may also be able to choose from courses in the other subjects in the School of Social & Political Sciences. Language training is offered over a range of levels from beginners to advanced. If you are a native speaker or have a degree in one of the region’s languages, you will take an additional course instead.

You can take part in the Collaborative Masters dissertation: this allows you to gain work experience while providing much needed research support to public and third sector organisations.

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):

Common equivalent English language qualifications:

* Please note that TOEFL has now been removed from the approved list of English tests by the Home Office and TOEFL tests taken on or after 17 April 2014 will no longer be accepted for UK visa applications. Therefore the University has the following policy on TOEFL for admissions purposes:


Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject.
Applicants from other subject backgrounds, however, will be considered.
International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.
Further information regarding academic entry requirements:

Application Procedure

We ask that you apply online for a postgraduate taught degree. Our system allows you to fill out the standard application form online and submit this to the University within 42 days of starting your application.
You need to read the guide to applying online before starting your application. It will ensure you are ready to proceed, as well as answer many common questions about the process. Apply online here.

Standard application deadlines:

Classes start September 2014 for most courses and you may be expected to attend induction sessions the week before.


Home and EU
Full time fee: £ 5350
Part time 20 credits: £ 594
Full time fee: £ 13750
Home and EU
Full time fee: £ 3567
Full time fee: £ 9167


Information & contacts

Maggie Baister

PECOB: Portal on Central Eastern and Balkan Europe - University of Bologna - 1, S. Giovanni Bosco - Faenza - Italy

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