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PhD Russian & Eurasian Studies

 Course Level
PhD
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
4 Years
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
17000 GBP
National
4600 GBP
EU
4600 GBP

Application fee

International 0 GBP
National 0 GBP
Department
Russia Institute
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
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About this course

The programme is open to applications pursuing a broad range of social science research questions focusing on contemporary and recent historical developments in Russia and Eurasia. Russia and Eurasia present a range of compelling empirical and theoretical puzzles, emerging from the dislocations of economic, social and political transition, the history of policy responses thereto and the challenges of integration and re-integration into a shifting global landscape. These puzzles demand both a thorough knowledge of the countries in question and sensitivity to methods that cut across geographic, cultural and disciplinary boundaries. The programme thus welcomes students who challenge received empirical, theoretical and methodological wisdom.

Russia Institute staff members and affiliated scholars approach the field from the disciplines of political science, political economy, sociology, political sociology and international relations, in addition to law and history.

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Eligibility Criteria

Required:

A Master's degree or, in exceptional circumstances only, a Bachelor's degree with 1st class or high 2:1 honours (or international equivalents). 

Highly Desirable: 

Fluency in Russian language – either through formal language training, or time spent in Russia – is strongly recommended, and will be of benefit to the majority of applicants. If invited to interview, the appropriate level of fluency for your intended research project will be discussed and assessed.

English language requirement:

  • IELTS: 7.0
  • TOEFL-IBT: 100

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Course Modules

Description

The PhD Russian & Eurasian Studies is designed to encourage, support and concentrate cutting-edge research at King’s into Russia and Eurasia, with a focus on the social sciences and contemporary humanities. The course offers an opportunity unique at King’s to study Russia and the region from an interdisciplinary perspective and in the collegial company of other researchers coming from various fields and employing various methodologies, as well as those pursuing similar questions in other country cases.

In addition to the Institute’s own Russia-focused staff, the programme will draw on the community of scholars at King’s who are already providing or are able to provide supervision on Russia and Eurasia-related research, in the departments of War Studies, Political Economy, European & International Studies, History, Theology & Religious Studies and Management, as well as in The Dickson Poon School of Law.

Research students in Russian & Eurasian Studies will join a dynamic research culture at King’s, a major research-led university, with a significant number of research students in social science and public policy, as well as in arts and humanities. The Graduate School provides facilities and runs research training courses. Students will receive training through the King’s Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Doctoral Training Centre (KISS DTC), in a programme designed individually to support their research projects and impart broad methodological competencies, alongside their colleagues from other departments and the other Global Institutes. The Russia Institute will run its own research seminars focusing on relevant current research at King’s and elsewhere, and students will have access to concurrent seminars at other departments and institutes.

Head of group/division

Dr Samuel Greene

Contact for information

Postgraduate Officer, Postgraduate Admissions Team, Admissions Office
tel: +44 (0)20 7848 7429
fax: +44 (0)20 7848 7200

Contact email

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/enquiry-form.aspx

Course website

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/aboutkings/worldwide/initiatives/global/russiainstitute/study/index.aspx

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How to Apply

Personal statement and supporting information

In addition to a three to five page research proposal, applicants should submit a personal statement outlining their reasons for pursuing further research.

Course intake

Not fixed

Application closing date

Please note funding applications may be subject to specific deadlines.

The application deadline to start in September 2016 is 29th July 2016 for overseas students and 2nd September 2016 for Home/EU students.

The application deadline to start in January 2017 is 31st October 2016 for overseas students and 2nd December 2016 for Home/EU students.

The application deadline to start in April 2017 is 19th February 2017 for all students.

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