MPhil Russian and East European Studies / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
Master of Philosophy
Duration
12 months [full-time], 24 months [part-time]
Entry requirements

We require successful completion of a master's course with an overall classification of Merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training. A research proposal must be included with the formal application materials. 

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Number of places/applicants

There is no limit on the number of places available.

How to apply

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Programme options

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Programme description

Our MPhil Russian and East European Studies programme will enable you to carry out a piece of original research under the supervision of our academics.

Staff in Russian and East European Studies conduct research of an interdisciplinary nature across a broad range of subjects, including:

  • 19th and 20th-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;
  • 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 at Manchester.

Our staff's externally-funded current research projects 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);
  • Self-Sustained Civil Society in Eastern (and Western) Europe (the British Academy).

A focal point for our 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 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.

Find out more about our research , our staff and what our current postgraduate research students are working on.

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Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MPhil (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,327
    International students (per annum): £18,500
  • MPhil (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £2,163

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.

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
Rachel Corbishley
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 3559
Email
Website
http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/modern-languages/research/postgraduate-research/russian-studies/
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