PhD Russian and East European Studies / Overview
Year of entry: 2022
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- Degree awarded
- Doctor of Philosophy
- 3 years [full-time], 6 years [part-time]
- Entry requirements
- A Bachelors (Honours) degree at 2:1 level or above (or its international equivalent) in a related subject; and
- A UK Master's degree with an overall average of 65% or higher, with a minimum of 65% in the dissertation and with no mark below 55% (or its international equivalent) in a related subject.
- How to apply
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Our PhD Russian and East European Studies programme will enable you to carry out a piece of significant, 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 what it's like to study at Manchester by visiting us on one of our open days .
The School offers a limited number of bursaries and studentships on a competitive basis, details of which can be found via the links below.
Please note that whilst we do not have closing dates for programme applications, all funding competitions have a specified deadline for submitting the funding application form and a separate (earlier) deadline for submitting the online programme application form, both of which will be stated in the funding competition details below:
- THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. ESRC North West Social Science DTP (NWSSDTP) PhD Studentships in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2021-22
- THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. AHRC North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2021-22
- THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. President's Doctoral Scholar (PDS) Awards in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2021-22
- THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. School of Arts, Languages and Cultures PhD Studentships 2021-22
- THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. China Scholarship Council - The University of Manchester Joint Scholarship for PhD Study in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 2021-22
- THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. Trudeau Doctoral Scholarships 2021-22
- School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
- Contact name
- Rachel Corbishley
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