Human Sciences and Evolution

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The programme centres on sociology but is interdisciplinary in nature, combining topics and methods from other fields to analyse the relationships among individuals, groups, institutions, governments and environments. Students choose two core courses in sociological or social science methods and can then select thematic or area-based options including Russian or another East European language.

The UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies (SSEES) is a world- leading specialist institution, and the largest national centre in the UK, for the study of Central, Eastern and South East Europe and Russia.

Our MA allows you to study the social and cultural issues in the region in unparalleled breadth and depth and to develop analytical and research capacities, language skills and practical insights.

Our nationally unequalled specialist library and central London location provide an ideal environment for research, while our close contacts with employers, policy-makers and alumni afford excellent opportunities for networking and career development

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of two core module of 15 credits each (30 credits in total),optional modules (90 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits).

Core Module

* At least two of:
* Qualitative Methods
* Understanding and Analysing Data
* Comparative Analysis in Social and Political Research
* Introduction to Discourse Analysis

Options

* Options may include the following:
* Bakhtin and Others: Alterity, Identity and Dialogue
* Empires, Nationalism and Communism: States and Societies of Southeast Europe
* Ethno-Political Conflict in Central and Eastern Europe
* Gender and Sexuality in Modern Russian Culture
* Informal Practices in Post-Communist Societies
* Migration in the EU
* Politics of Southeast Europe
* Sexuality and Society in Russia and Eastern Europe
* Sociology of Religion
* The Soviet Cultural Experiment, 1917-1945
* Other MA modules from SSEES or other UCL Master's programmes

Dissertation/report

All MA students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words.

Audience

The programme is suitable for students from a variety of backgrounds seeking to develop an up-to-date specialist knowledge of society and culture in Russian and Eastern Europe for personal or career development or with a view to further study.

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 55% or better) or equivalent may also be considered on their individual merits. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 67 (Grade C) TOEFL iBT® test: 100 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

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