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|Start date:||September 2013|
|Duration full-time:||36 months|
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We offer MA, MPhil and PhD research degrees on a full- and part-time basis. You may enter the PhD programme either directly, or as a continuation of an ESRC 1+3 research training programme (CREES is an ESRC-recognised research training site and has also gained funding for researchers in History from the AHRC).
We offer postgraduate research supervision in the following fields:
* Russian and Soviet History
* Russian, Ukrainian and Central and East European Politics
* Central and Eastern Europe and European integration
* Nationalism and minority rights, ethnicity and migration issues
* Economics of transformation, economic policy and regional economics of Russia
* Science, technology innovation and the internet
* Russian foreign and security policy
* Contemporary East European culture and society
Key facts Type of Course: Doctoral research
Duration: PhD: 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time; MPhil: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time; MA: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Start date: September 2011
Research interests of staff
Russian and Soviet history 16th20th centuries
* History of the Soviet economy in the 1930s; supervision of theses on Soviet inter-war economic history. Contact: Emeritus Professor Bob Davies
* Pre-revolutionary history; popular rebellions from the 17th century onwards; the social and political history of the late tsarist period; Russian nationalism before and after 1917. Contact: Professor Maureen Perrie
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6351
* Political history of the Soviet Union in the 1920s and 1930s. Contact: Dr Arfon Rees
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6346 or 6347
* Non-Russian nationalities in the Russian Empire and the USSR; political history of the Soviet Union under Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev and Gorbachev. Contact: Dr Jeremy Smith
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6366
Contemporary politics of Russia, Ukraine and Central and Eastern Europe
* Contemporary politics and political parties of Central and Eastern Europe; inter-relationships between political change and nationalism, minority rights, etc; the economics of transformation and the integration of this region into the European Union. Contact: Dr Tim Haughton
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6360
* Contemporary Russian politics. Contact: Dr David White
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8237
* Contemporary East European societies. Contact the Department directly
* Russian foreign and security policy; political relations between Russia and Europe; security and arms control/non-proliferation issues in USSR successor states. Contact: Dr Derek Averre
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6364
* State formation and nation building in post-Soviet states; EU's relations with the Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova; Poland's relationship with its Eastern neighbours in the context of EU enlargement. Contact: Dr Kataryna Wolczuk
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6356
Economics of transformation; economic policy, technology and innovation
* Western Balkans (especially Serbian politics, Kosovo issues, Montenegro and Bosnia-Herzegovina; and regional cooperation); and the EU's 'stabilisation and association' policy for integrating the Western Balkans. Contact: Professor Judy Batt
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 2992
* The economics of Russia and other ex-socialist countries, including current reforms and policies, issues of knowledge-based economic development, trade and investment, and the economics of the military and defence industry. Contact: Professor Julian Cooper
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6345
Email: email@example.com Contact: Richard Connolly
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8219
* Security and society in Central Asia, constructivist security studies, new media, gender and sexuality, fieldwork methods. Contact: Claire Wilkinson
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 8242
* Economics of the Russian defence industry and its relations with the civilian economy. Contact: Dr Derek Averre
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6364
Contemporary Russian and Central and Eastern European culture and society
* Russian language media and literature. Contact: Dr Natasha Rulyova
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6357
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Dr Jeremy Morris
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6455
* Islam, with particular reference to the relationship between Islam, ethnicity and nationalism in Russia's republics. Contact: Dr Galina Yemelianova
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6362
* Political, social and economic exclusion; forms of European transnational migration; the anthopology of post-socialist states. Contact: Deema Kaneff
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 6339
* Central and South-East European politics and EU policy of the Western Balkans. Contact: Professor Judy Batt
Tel: +44 (0)121 414 2992
In addition, we have collaborative links with other University departments, in particular the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEES) , whose staff members Professor Mark Bassin, Dr Stefan Bouzarovski (Buzar), Dr Dominique Moran, Dr John Round and Dr Denis Shaw are all Adjunct Members of CREES. Their research interests on cultural, historical, political and environmental issues on Russia and Eastern Europe, from a geographical standpoint, enhance both CREES and its students.
Ensure your qualifications meet our entry requirements for research degrees
To gain admission to a research degree programme (with the exception of the Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Medicine (MD)) an applicant must comply with the following entry requirements:
* Attainment of an Honours degree (normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent) in a relevant subject awarded by an approved university, or
* Attainment of an alternative qualification or qualifications and/or evidence of experience judged by the University as indicative of an applicants potential for research and as satisfactory for the purpose of entry to a research degree programme.
* Admission and registration for a research degree programme may be conditional on satisfactory completion of preliminary study, which may include assessment.
* In some cases you will also need to have completed a Masters degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject.
* Entry onto many programmes is highly competitive, therefore we consider the skills, attributes, motivation and potential for success of an individual when deciding whether to make an offer.
* Specific entry requirements are given for each programme. Any academic and professional qualifications or industrial experience you may have are normally taken into account, and in some cases form an integral part of the entrance requirements. If your qualifications are non-standard or different from the entry requirements stated in the online prospectus, please contact the relevant school or department to discuss whether your application would be considered.
* After we have received your application you may, if you live in the UK, be invited for an interview or to visit us to discuss your application.
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