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Central and East European Studies PhD

University of Glasgow

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Glasgow

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

The University of Glasgow has a long history of research excellence related to the former socialist countries of Central and Eastern Europe following the establishment of the Department for the Study of the Social and Economic Institutions of the USSR during the late 1940s.

Overview

We have a dynamic and thriving PhD student community which plays a significant role in the research activities of the subject area. Our students regularly deliver papers at leading international conferences, publish their findings in leading scholarly journals, and are helping to shape the research agendas in their respective areas.

Postgraduate students are provided with numerous opportunities to advance their research skills and subject knowledge. These include regular talks and classes by leading academics via an extensive visiting scholars programme, cross-institutional workshops and mini-conferences, an annual international Summer School and regular joint events with the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki.

In addition, CEES Postgraduates are supported by:

  • Work in Progress Seminar Series for the discussion of key findings and methodological issues;
  • CEES Seminar Series which attracts leading scholars and policymakers working in the region;
  • Individual postgraduate review panels at which the Doctoral Convenor and individual supervisors can meet to discuss progress with each student;
  • CV development through opportunities to tutor and teach at both Undergraduate Level and Postgraduate Level and to actively participate in research projects.

PhD Supervision

Our staff provide supervision in a wide range of subjects linked to our strengths in both historical processes and contemporary societal changes within the region. We are also involved in joint supervision teams with colleagues from across the College of Social Sciences.

Final assessment involves the submission of a thesis of between 70,000 and 100,000 words and an oral examination (viva voce).

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 19,350per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Glasgow

  • University League Table

    16th

  • Campus address

    University of Glasgow, The Fraser Building, 65 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G12 8QQ, Scotland

A wide range of international scholarships are available including International Excellence scholarships and postgraduate awards.
Meet students from across the university with over 250 clubs and societies available – ranging from international student societies to the Harry Potter society.
Pre-sessional English language provision available prior to starting university, and English language support options throughout the duration of study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    5th out of 105 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    190 98%

    3rd

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55.0 55%

    29th

    13
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.92 78%

    57th

    26

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