MA in Central and South-East European Studies
This is a multi- and interdisciplinary programme that enables students to get to grips with the complex culture, history, literature, politics, and society of the region from Western Bohemia to Wallachia and from Mazuria to Macedonia. Students will have a choice of one of three courses in relevant theories , will produce a 10,000 word dissertation and will take up to 6 elective courses, which may include a language.
Students who have successfully completed this programme have progressed to further academic research on the region, or have obtained employment in such organisations as the European Parliament and the Ministry of Defence, as well as roles in business, think-tanks, NGOs, or similar, both in Britain and abroad.
The programme has the following entry requirements:
- At least an Upper Second Honours degree or equivalent.
- Non-native English speakers to achieve scores of 7.0 in each element of the IELTS test.
- For papers in certain course options, appropriate background knowledge in the relevant subject is expected and there are special language requirements for certain papers.
To make an application to this programme, please download application form.
Admissions queries or questions can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Students undertaking the programme are required to take the following courses (60 credits):
- SEESGX99 Dissertation Preparation Programme (0 credits)
- SEESGX99 Dissertation (60 credits)
Students must also select one of the following three courses on relevant theories and methods (30 credits):
Students then select further courses from the options below (90 credits):
- SEESGE18 All Quiet on the Eastern Front: Culture, Politics and Everday Life in Central and Eastern Europe (15 credits)
- SEESGE09 Bakhtin and Others: Alterity, Identity and Dialogue (15 credits)
- SEESGE20 Beyond Stereotypes: The Jews in Polish Culture (15 credits)
- SEESGS37 Cities in Eastern Europe (15 credits)
- SEESGH16 The Crisis Zone: Central Europe 1900-1990 (30 credits)
- SEESGS36 Cultural Anthropology of South-Eastern Europe (15 credits)
- SEESGS60 Empires, Nationalism and Communism: States and Societies of Southeast Europe (15 credits)
- SEESGS33 Ethno-Political Conflict in Central and Eastern Europe (15 credits)
- SEESGE15 Freedom, Death and Love: Polish Fiction 1918-2005 (15 credits)
- SEESGO25 History, Myth and Nation in South-Eastern Europe (30 credits)
- SEESGE07 How to Read/Interpret Texts: Introduction to Hermeneutics (15 credits)
- SEESGS34 Nation, Identity and Power in Central and Eastern Europe (15 credits)
- SEESGH01 Fashion, Folly and the Fatherland in Polish Culture, 1764-1834 (15 credits)
- SEESGS53 Politics of Change in the Baltic States (15 credits)
- SEESGS61 Politics of Southeast Europe Since 1990 (15 credits)
- SEESGS32 Security, Identity, Polarity (30 credits)
- SEESGH05 The Self and the World: Theoretical Approaches to Travel Writing (15 credits)
- SEESGH72 Russian Monarchy: Court Ritual (30 credits)
- SEESGE08 Walter Benjamin: Philosophy, Aesthetics, History, Politics (15 credits)
- SEESGS63 Understanding and Analysing Data (15 credits)
- SEESGS45 Advanced Qualitative Methods (15 credits)
Students may also select one New Language from the SSEES suite of MA language courses (30 credits). Although not compulsory, students are recommended to take a language course as one of the components of their degree, as this will enable them to access, in the original, texts which are related to their studies.
- Up to 30 MA credits may be selected from another SSEES course (see SSEES Course Outline Guide below for details of other modules), or from another UCL Department, subject to approval.
UCL SSEES is committed to providing our students with stimulating, high quality, research-led courses, however please be aware that we are not always able to guarantee that all courses will be available every year.
If you have queries about the programme or its courses please contact the Programmes Administrator for further information.
SSEES MA Course Outline Guide 2012-13
Scheme of Award for Students commencing the MA in Central and South-East European Studies Programme in September 2012
This page last modified
Wednesday 3 October 2012.