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Russian and Eurasian Politics and Economics MSc

King's College London, University of London

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Waterloo Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

MSc Russian and Eurasian Politics and Economics – the new flagship degree programme of the King’s Russia Institute – equips students with the tools and perspectives needed to understand the processes of political, economic and social change that are continuing to reshape Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus. Taught by leading researchers and bringing a range of policy professionals directly into the classroom, the programme allows students to choose to focus on particular areas of academic or professional interest, such as: Eurasian Political Economy & Energy, focusing on political and economic analysis of the extraction, production, and export of energy in Eurasia. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of the interconnected challenges facing the energy sector throughout the region and stretching into the European Union, alongside a range of robust approaches to policy and academic analysis. Russian and East European Politics & Society, focusing on the challenges facing states and societies in Russia and throughout a region still very much in flux, including interconnected reform agendas and the contours of increasingly contentious politics. Students will gain a comprehensive knowledge of Russian and post-Soviet current events, and a mastery of a social-scientific approaches to analysis.

Course detail

We have designed our Russian and Eurasian Politics and Economics MSc to provide you with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to analyse a broad range of contemporary Russian and Eurasian policy challenges, whether from an academic or a policy perspective. You will gain an in-depth knowledge of the interlocking social, political and economic challenges that have faced Russian, East European, Central Asian and Caucasian states and societies in recent decades, extensive knowledge of current events and an understanding of a range of disciplinary and theoretical approaches to policy and academic analysis. In addition, you will pursue specialised research and learning in a relevant field of your choice. The course will emphasise a comparative perspective throughout, and we will encourage to use your knowledge of the Russian and Eurasian case to challenge existing global theoretical and policy approaches.

Teaching and assessment

Russia Institute modules will be assessed by essays, other written work (including policy briefs and memoranda, scenario analyses and models), in-class quizzes and presentations, and class participation and attendance. Russia Institute postgraduate modules do not have unseen written examinations. The dissertation module assessment will be 100 per cent on the dissertation itself (14,000 words); a 1,000-word dissertation proposal is required but not assessed. Assessment of modules from other departments/institutes may vary.

Career prospects

You will develop skills and knowledge over the duration of this course which will make you more attractive to a range of employers. Our graduates have gone on to careers in analytical, research or strategic roles in business, particularly the energy sector, political risk analysis, consulting, in diplomacy, international civil service, non-governmental organisations, media and journalism and to further academic research.

Application deadline

27 August 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 23,460per year

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

University information

King's College London, University of London

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    15th out of 78 31

    13th out of 85 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    195 88%

    6th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    46th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%

    67th

    11
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    192 88%

    4th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    34th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    57th

    7

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