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Course summary

MSc Russian and Eurasian Politics and Economics – the new flagship degree programme of the King’s Russia Institute – equips students with the tools and perspective needed to understand the processes of political, economic and social change that are continuing to reshape Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus. Taught by leading researchers and bringing a range of policy professionals directly into the classroom, students can choose to focus on particular areas of interest such as: • Eurasian Political Economy & Energy, focusing on political and economic analysis of the extraction, production and export of energy in Eurasia. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of the interconnected challenges facing the energy sector throughout the region and stretching into the European Union, alongside a range of robust approaches to policy and academic analysis. • Russian and East European Politics & Society, focusing on the challenges facing states and societies in Russia and throughout a region still very much in flux, including interconnected reform agendas and the contours of increasingly contentious politics. Students will gain a comprehensive knowledge of Russian and post-Soviet current events, and a mastery of a social-scientific approaches to analysis. Key benefits:

  • A rigorous, analysis-driven, multi-disciplinary social-science driven course focusing on the most pressing challenges facing the region.
  • High-quality research-based teaching by academics at the top of their fields, alongside unique opportunities to engage with policy practitioners.
  • Unparalleled opportunities to study Russia and Eurasia in a world-spanning context, within the School of Politics & Economics and across our Global Institutes.
  • A network of connections, including a wide range of academic links with Russian universities and academic organisations, as well as Russian and international businesses, government agencies, international organisations and others.


Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree with 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. Professional qualifications and experience may be taken into account. A working knowledge of Russian is welcome but not obligatory.


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Russian and Eurasian Politics and Economics MSc at King's College London, University of London - UCAS