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Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)

SSEES is a world-leading institution for the study of Central, Eastern and South-East Europe, and Russia. We have a strong international profile among our staff and students and an unrivalled range of expertise across four areas: Economics and Business; History; Languages and Culture; Politics and Sociology.

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Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)

Why study Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) at UCL?

The SSEES Library holds a major international collection of over 400,000 books, journals and film resources. Study at SSEES is enriched by frequent visits and lectures by prominent political, artistic and academic figures. SSEES is located in the centre of multicultural London, near the British Museum and the British Library.

What you will gain from study at UCL

Studying at UCL will offer you the opportunity to draw on the unique multidisciplinary expertise of the school to develop your intellectual abilities and key skills, and enable you to acquire the independence of living abroad and the intercultural competence gained from study in an international environment.

Teaching and assessment

You will attend weekly lectures, seminars, discussion groups and/or language classes. Assessment may be in the form of assessed coursework and essays, written and/or oral examinations.

Modules in Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)

Please note that this guide lists a wide range of popular module options, but it is not exhaustive and some modules may have changed or no longer be available. If you have a particular interest or academic requirement you are advised to cross reference the listing in the online Study Abroad Guide with that on the relevant departmental pages, and to contact the department to make sure that an appropriate module is available.

History modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
SEHI2002 Crown, Church and Estates in Central Europe, 1500 – 1700 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
SEHI2007 The Rise and Fall of Yugoslavia 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 0.5/1 (CU)
SEHI2008 The Fall and Rise of the Polish Nation, 1648 – 1921 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
SEHI2009 Media, Culture and Society in the Soviet Union: from Stalin to 1991 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
SEHI6006 History of the Habsburg Monarchy, 1700 – 1918 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 0.5/1 (CU)
SEHI6008 History of Russia to 1598 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 0.5/1 (CU)
SEHI6011 History of Modern Germany, 1815 – 1990 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 0.5/1 (CU)
SEHI7004 Between Politics and Culture: German Ideas, 1890 – 1970 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SEHI7005 Themes in Romanian History: From Dacians to Democrats 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SEHI7008 The Balkans from Empires to Nation-States 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SEHI7010 History of the Soviet Union 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SEHI7012 Czechoslovakia in the Age of Extremes, 1918 – 1993 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

Languages and culture modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
SEEE1006 Literature and Memory 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 0.5/1 (CU)
SEEE2006 How Words Work: Sound and Sense 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SEEE2008 Vampires, Society and Culture: Transylvania and Beyond 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SEEE2009 Narratives of Exile 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SEEE2011 Languages in Contact along the Danube: Intercultural Frictions and Flows 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SEEE2013 War, Trauma and Memory in East European Cinema 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SEEE2015 Staging Europe: Modern European Drama and Theatre 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SEEEXXXA Level 1 Language 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 0.5/1 (CU)
SEEF2003 Finland: Environment, Society and Culture 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 0.5/1 (CU)
SEEP7001 Contemporary Polish Cinema 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SERS1011 The Making of Modern Russian Culture 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SERS1012 Representations of Russia 2/4 (US) 3.75/7.5 (ECTS) 0.25/0.5 (CU)
SERS1013 Russian Cinema: History, Ideology, Society 2/4 (US) 3.75/7.5 (ECTS) 0.25/0.5 (CU)
SERS2012 Russian Cinema: Men and Women 2/4 (US) 3.75/7.5 (ECTS) 0.25/0.5 (CU)
SERS2020 The Person, Love and Utopia in Russian Thought 2/4 (US) 3.75/7.5 (ECTS) 0.25/0.5 (CU)

Russian language modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
SERS2011 Russian Poetry from Pushkin to Brodsky 2/4 (US) 3.75/7.5 (ECTS) 0.25/0.5 (CU)
SERS2024 The Petersburg 'Text' in Russian Literature and Culture: From Romanticism to Modernism 2/4 (US) 3.75/7.5 (ECTS) 0.25/0.5 (CU)
SERS4010 Russian Literature in Revolution: Experiments in Form, 1917– 53 2/4 (US) 3.75/7.5 (ECTS) 0.25/0.5 (CU)
SERS4014 Pushkin 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SERS4027 Russian Literature from the Death of Stalin to the Present: Experiment and Emigration 2/4 (US) 3.75/7.5 (ECTS) 0.25/0.5 (CU)

Economics and business modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
SESS2001 Emerging Market Economies 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 0.5/1 (CU)
SESS2005 Topics in Microeconomics 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SESS2006 European Macroeconomics 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SESS2009 New Venture Creation 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SESS2010 Applied Econometrics 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SESS2011 Political Economy of European Integration 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
SESS2012 Economic History and Ideas 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 1 (CU)
SESS3001 Growth and Convergence, with reference to Eastern Europe and Russia 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SESS3002 International Trade 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SESS3007 Health Economics and Policy 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SESS3009 The Economics of Entrepreneurship 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SESS3011 Economics of the Family 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

Politics and sociology modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
SESS2101 The History of European Political Ideas 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 0.5/1 (CU)
SESS2102 Politics and Society in Central and Eastern Europe 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SESS2103 Russian Politics and Society 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SESS2104 The Making of Modern Ukraine 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 0.5/1 (CU)
SESS2105 Democracy and Democratisation 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SESS2106 Comparative Political Analysis 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SESS2107 Researching Politics and Sociology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SESS2108 Post-Soviet Politics and Society 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SESS2109 Politics and Societies of Southeast Europe 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 0.5/1 (CU)
SESS3101 Comparative Politics 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 0.5/1 (CU)
SESS3102 Soviet and Russian Foreign Policy 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 0.5/1 (CU)
SESS3103 European Security 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 0.5/1 (CU)
SESS3107 Poland in the UK 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SESS3202 Baltic Politics and Society 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SESS3203 Social Change in Central and Eastern Europe 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)
SESS3204 Parties and Elections in a Global Perspective 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 0.5 (CU)

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