MPhil Russian Studies / Overview
Year of entry: 2018
- Degree awarded
- Master of Philosophy
- 12 months [Full-time], 24 months [Part-time]
- Entry requirements
Successful completion of a Masters course with an overall classification of Merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training, is a prerequisite for entry to a PhD. A research proposal must be included with the formal application materials.
- Number of places/applicants
There is no limit on the number of places available.
- How to apply
- For details of how to apply, go to: Applying for a postgraduate programme
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Staff in Russian and East European Studies conduct research of an interdisciplinary nature across a broad range of subjects, including nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature and intellectual history; Soviet and post-Soviet cinema and the media; gender studies; memory studies; nationalism and ethnic politics historically and in the post-communist period; and post-communist transition in East Central Europe. The Discipline of Russian and East European Studies constitutes a core group of the Cross-Disciplinary Russian and Eurasian Studies Network, which facilitates collaboration in research and postgraduate teaching and supervision among relevant members of staff across the Faculty of Humanities.
In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) Russian and East European Studies was assessed as part of the University of Manchester's 'Modern Languages and Linguistics' submission. In REF2014 the University of Manchester has been confirmed as a leading centre for research in Modern Languages and Linguistics, ranking third in the UK in terms of research power (an established criterion which values research quality in relation to the number of staff submitted). We achieved joint fourth in terms of the overall amount of 'world-leading' (4*) research activity and 80% of our research was judged to be in the highest two categories (4* or 3*). Specifically, 73% of our publications were judged as either 'world-leading' (4*) or 'internationally excellent' (3*); moreover, 85% of our research activity achieved 'outstanding' (4*) or `very considerable¿ (3*) public impact in areas spanning policy, public discourse, education, cultural life and society. Our research environment was also judged to be strong, with 100% judged to be 'world-leading' (4*) or 'internationally excellent' (3*).
Externally-funded current research projects of staff in the Discipline of Russian and East European Studies include 'Reframing Russia for the Global Mediasphere: From Cold War to Information War' (AHRC); 'Russian Nationalism and the Ukraine Crisis: The Impact of Nationalist Actors on Russian Foreign Policy' (The European Commission); and `Self-Sustained Civil Society in Eastern (and Western) Europe' (the British Academy). A focal point for the Discipline's research activity is a regular Research Seminar, which features a mix of internal and external speakers and promotes debate between staff and postgraduates across the full spectrum of their research interests.
The Russian language and culture are also a significant focus of research undertaken by the `Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Communities' consortium. Funded through the AHRC Open World Research Initiative and led by a Russian specialist at the University of Manchester, the consortium aims to investigate the central role languages play in relation to key contemporary issues such as social cohesion, migration, business and diplomacy.
The University of Manchester is a core member of the AHRC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages and Cultures. The CDT offers studentships and postgraduate training for doctoral researchers studying Russia, Central, Eastern and South-East Europe.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:
UK/EU students (per annum): £4,260
International students (per annum): £18,000
UK/EU students (per annum): £2,130
Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.
- Academic department
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
- Contact name
- Rachel Corbishley
- +44 (0)161 275 3559
- Academic department overview
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