The Politics and Economics of Eastern Europe MRes is a research training degree in methods and approaches for studying politics, economics and society in post-communist Europe including Russia and other post-Soviet states. The MRes is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council and forms part of our one and three year programmes.
Students gain a robust multidisciplinary foundation in social science research methods and an introduction to approaches in cultural and historical studies. They develop interdisciplinary and discipline-specific research techniques, as well as language skills oriented towards carrying out research in Eastern Europe.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme is comprised of specialist research methods and/or language training (60 credits), specialist electives (15 credits) and a dissertation (105 credits). In addition, all MRes students are expected to attend internal and external research seminars and workshops.
All MRes students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 15,000-18,000 words.
The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, workshops, seminars, classes and laboratory sessions. Students will be assessed by unseen and written examinations, coursework assignments, essays and the research dissertation.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
Normally an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.
ESRC funding may be available for UK residents and EU nationals accepted onto the programme. The deadline for receipt of application is the 1 May for the year of entry.
Up to five tuition fee studentships are available to prospective Home/EU MRes students at UCL's School of Slavonic and East European Studies.