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The Central and South-East European Studies MA is a multi-disciplinary programme that enables students to gain specialist knowledge and understanding of the complex culture, history, literature, politics and society of the region from Western Bohemia to Wallachia and from Mazuria to Macedonia. What and how will I learn? Students develop an advanced knowledge of Central and South-Eastern Europe from a multidisciplinary perspective, focusing on aspects of history, politics and culture. They develop generic research skills, interdisciplinary and discipline specific research skills, area specific research skills and language skills oriented towards carrying out research in the region. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of optional courses (120 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits). Core Modules All courses are optional. Dissertationreport All MA students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words. Options OPTIONS MAY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: MASR I: Theory and Practice of Social Research MASR I: Quantitative Methods MASR I: Cultural and Historical Studies Bakhtin and Others: Alterity, Identity and Dialogue Beyond Stereotypes: The Jews in Polish Culture Cities in Eastern Europe The Crisis Zone: Central Europe 1900-1990 History, Myth and Nation in South-Eastern Europe 'Metropolis': History of Berlin, 1871-1990 Politics of Change in the Baltic States Politics of Change in the Baltic States Security, Identity, Polarity The Self and the World: Theoretical Approaches to Travel Writing Further details available on subject website: http:www.ssees.ucl.ac.ukprospectma_centr.htm The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, laboratory sessions and workshops. Students are assessed by a variety of methods: including unseen examinations, long essays, course work and the research dissertation. Why should I study this degree at UCL? The UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) is one of the world's leading specialist institutions, and the largest national centre in the UK, for the study of Central, Eastern and South-East Europe and Russia. Located on the edge of Bloomsbury, SSEES offers an ideal location for scholars. The British Library, British Museum, University of London Library and other similar research centres are all close by. The SSEES Library is unequalled in Britain for the depth and breadth of its collections, the majority of which are on open access in the SSEES building. Your future career With their specialist knowledge and language skills, SSEES Masters graduates can be found in business, finance, the media, international agencies, charities, diplomacy, international security organisations, the law, and academe. Recent employer destinations include Independent Television News, the Financial Times, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), NATO, Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ), Amnesty International, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Chase Manhattan, the Bank of England, and the EU. Some advise the Russian, Polish, American, and other governments, and the European Commission. Entry Requirements Normally an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with a good lower second-class Bachelor's degree (pass of 65% or better) or equivalent may also be considered on their individual merits. How to apply Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines. Who can apply? The programme is designed for both students with an undergraduate degree in Central and South-East European studies and those with little or no prior experience of the subject. It prepares
The Central and South-East European Studies MA is a multi-disciplinary programme that enables students to gain specialist knowledge and understanding of the complex culture, history, literature, politics and society of the region from Western Bohemia to Wallachia and from Mazuria to Macedonia. What and how will I learn? Students develop an advanced knowledge of Central and South-Eastern Europe from a multidisciplinary perspective, focusing on aspects of history, politics and culture. They ...