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The East European Studies MRes provides area-specific, language-oriented, advanced research training in the methodologies and approaches of economics, politics, sociology, history, culture and literature. The MRes offers two pathways, Social Science and Humanities, enabling students to tailor the programme to suit their own experience and interests. What and how will I learn? Students 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. The programme produces multidisciplinary researchers specialised in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union, with language proficiency and cultural, historical and institutional awareness. Degree Structure Students undertake courses to the value of 330 credits. Two pathways are available: social science and humanities. The programme consists of core courses (170 credits) optional courses (80 credits) and a research dissertation (80 credits). Core Modules New Language Intermediate Language course Methods of Area Studies Research Advanced Research Methods Training Research Skills (not credit bearing) Research Centre Seminar (not credit bearing) Dissertationreport All MRes students undertake an independent research project in the second year which culminates in a dissertation of 16,000-20,000 words. Options SOCIAL SCIENCE PATHWAY: Advanced Quantitative Methods Advanced Qualitative Methods HUMANITIES PATHWAY, AT LEAST TWO FROM: Historical Methods and Approaches Contemporary Cultural Studies Advanced Quantitative Methods Advanced Qualitative Methods PLUS: Electives Further details available on subject website: http:www.ssees.ucl.ac.ukprospectm_res.htm The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, workshops, seminars, language classes and laboratory sessions. Students will be assessed by unseen and written examinations, coursework assignments, essays 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. 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. The rigorous exams we set for our language courses mean that potential employers or prospective PhD supervisors will know that our graduates can work effectively with the languages they have studied. 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 The European Union Some graduates 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 suitable for students who wish to gain advanced research training in the language, culture and institutions of Eastern Eu
The East European Studies MRes provides area-specific, language-oriented, advanced research training in the methodologies and approaches of economics, politics, sociology, history, culture and literature. The MRes offers two pathways, Social Science and Humanities, enabling students to tailor the programme to suit their own experience and interests. What and how will I learn? Students develop generic research skills, interdisciplinary and discipline specific research skills, area specific ...