Oxford is a great place to study Russian and East European Studies. The calibre of the teaching staff is really impressive and so is the range of visiting speakers (top politicians, leading academics from around the world) who come to give seminars on a weekly basis.
After graduating from the MPhil REES programme, I completed a DPhil in Politics at Oxford, then secured postdoctoral research fellowships at UCL-SSEES and Royal Holloway University. I have now been appointed lecturer in Political Communication at the University of Glasgow (to start in 2018). This interesting career would not have been possible without the research experience and methods training which I acquired as an MPhil REES student.