PhD/MA by Research Russian Studies
Russian Studies researchers at University of Birmingham are part of a stimulating research culture within the Department of Modern Languages, benefitting from special links to the Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies (CREES).
|Duration:||1 year (MA by Research)
3 years (PhD)
|Starting in:||January, September|
|Tuition Fee:||£20,820 full-time
£10,410 per year part-time (distance learning only)
|Location:||Birmingham, United Kingdom / Online|
Why study this course?
- World-leading research: In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) results, 75% of research at the University of Birmingham for Modern Languages and Linguistics was judged to be ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
- Excellent facilities: Postgraduate students in Modern Languages are fully supported to achieve their goals. They have access to excellent training facilities and opportunities to participate in research seminars and other activities as a means of developing a broad range skills and knowledge.
- Employability skills: Birmingham’s Modern Languages postgraduates develop excellent communication skills, whilst cultural awareness and foreign language skills are highly sought after by employers. Postgraduates in Modern Languages also have a range of transferable skills including the ability to gather and interpret information, organisational skills and the ability to work well with others.
- Interdisciplinary research: We have particular strengths in studying the interface and interactions between culture and the socio-political contexts in which they were/are produced. We also encourage and enable interdisciplinary research, and have a successful history of joint supervisions with other departments and schools, in particular with Social Sciences and Geography.
- Russian Studies
- Colonial and Postcolonial Studies
- Exile and Migration
- Memory Studies
- Digital Humanities in Modern Languages
- Medieval Studies
“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”
Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology
Our requirements for postgraduate research are dependent on the type of programme you are applying for:
- For MRes and MA by Research programmes, entry to our programmes usually requires a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK, usually in a relevant area.
- Applicants for a PhD will also need to hold a Masters qualification at Merit level or above (or its international equivalent), usually in a relevant area.
Any academic and professional qualifications or relevant professional experience you may have are normally taken into account, and in some cases, form an integral part of the entrance requirements.