MA in Politics, Security and Integration
The MA in Politics, Security and Integration provides an opportunity to study political and social developments in post-communist Europe in both depth and breadth. The programme tackles issues such as democratisation, state-building, ethnicity and nationalism, European integration, and foreign policy and security through both theoretically-based and area-oriented courses, enabling students to tailor their degree according to their interests and background.
Regions covered by the programme include Central and Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans and most parts of the former Soviet Union. The range of courses offered allows students either to focus on one region or to study regions across the post-communist world.
The MA opens up a range of opportunities and previous graduates from this programme, as with SSEES' other MA programmes, have gone on to work in think tanks, political parties, national, European and international private and public sector organisations and in media and non-governmental organisations as political analysts. Other graduates have progressed to further academic study.
The programme has the following entry requirements:
- At least an Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent.
- Non-native English speakers to achieve scores of at least 6.0 in each element of the ELTS test and 7.0 overall.
Please note that this programme is very popular and therefore completed applications will be considered in the order they arrive until the programme is full.
To make an application to this programme, please download application form.
Admissions queries or questions can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidates must take 180 credits in total. 120 credits of which are taken from taught courses. The taught courses comprise of a 30 credit compulsory theory and methods course and 90 credits from the list of elective core courses. In addition all students must undertake a free-standing dissertation worth 60 credits.
Students must then take at least 60 credits from the list below:
- SEESGS45 Advanced Qualitative Methods (15 credits, Term 2)
- SEESGS63 Understanding and Analysing Data (15 credits)
- SEESGH07 Historical Methods and Approaches (30 Credits)
- SEESGS09 Causes, Consequences and Control: Corruption and Governance (30 credits, Term 2)
- SEESGS60 Empires, Nationalism and Communism: States and Societies of Southeast Europe (15 credits, Term 1)
- SEESGS37 Cities in Eastern Europe (15 credits, Term 2)
- SEESGS36 Cultural Anthropology of South-Eastern Europe (15 credits, Term 1)
- SEESGS33 Ethnopolitical Conflict in Central and Eastern Europe (15 credits, Term 2)
- SEESGS39 Informal Practices in Post-Communist Societies (15 credits, Term 2)
- SEESGS34 Nation, Identity and Power in Central and Eastern Europe (15 credits, Term 1)
- SEESGS61 Politics of Southeast Europe Since 1990 (15 credits, Term 2)
- SEESGS18 Russian Foreign Policy since 1917 (30 credits, Terms 1 and 2)
- SEESGS64 Post Soviet Politics (30 credits, Terms 1 and 2)
- SEESGS19 Russian Politics (30 credits, Terms 1 and 2)
- SEESGS32 Security, Identity, Polarity (30 credits, Term 1)
- SEESGS53 Politics of Change in the Baltic States (15 credits, Term 2)
- SEESGS07 The Making of Modern Ukraine (30 credits, Terms 1 and 2)
- On approval of the Programme Co-ordinator up to 30 MA credits may be selected from another SSEES course (see below SSEES Course Outline Guide for details of other modules) or other MA modules taught in a UCL Department
- On approval of the Programme Co-ordinator, students may also select one language course (30 credits) from the SSEES suite of MA courses
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 in Politics, Security and Integration Programme in September 2012
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