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Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)

SSEES is the largest national centre in the UK 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 range of popular modules offered in 2018/19 as a representative sample. It is not exhaustive, and since the guide is published ahead of time, module options may have changed, been deleted or replaced. If you have very specific study needs or require confirmation of module availability for 2019/20, you are strongly advised to get in touch with the relevant Affiliate contact, listed on this subject page, before making an application.

History modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
HIST0470 Crown, Church and Estates in Central Europe, 1500 – 1700 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
HIST0474 The Fall and Rise of the Polish Nation, 1648 – 1921 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
HIST0476 Media, Culture and Society in the Soviet Union: from Stalin to 1991 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
HIST0483 History of the Habsburg Monarchy, 1700 – 1918 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 15/30 (FHEQ)
HIST0490 History of Modern Germany, 1815 – 1990 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
HIST0497 The Balkans from Empires to Nation-States 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HIST0499 History of the Soviet Union 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
HIST0644 The Rise and Fall of Yugoslavia 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
SEHI0011 Between Politics and Culture: German Ideas, 1890 – 1970 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)

Languages and culture modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
SEEE0002 How Words Work: Sound and Sense 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
SEEE0004 Vampires, Society and Culture: Transylvania and Beyond 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
SEEE0005 Narratives of Exile 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
SEEE0007 Languages in Contact along the Danube: Intercultural Frictions and Flows 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
SEEE0009 War, Trauma and Memory in East European Cinema 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
SEEE0011 Staging Europe: Modern European Drama and Theatre 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
SEEEXXXA Level 1 Language 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 15/30 (FHEQ)
SEEP0016 Contemporary Polish Cinema 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
SERS0010 The Making of Modern Russian Culture 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
SERS0012 Representations of Russia 2/4 (US) 3.75/7.5 (ECTS) 7.5/15 (FHEQ)
SERS0014 Russian Cinema: History, Ideology, Society 2/4 (US) 3.75/7.5 (ECTS) 7.5/15 (FHEQ)
SERS0027 Russian Cinema: Men and Women 2/4 (US) 3.75/7.5 (ECTS) 7.5/15 (FHEQ)
SERS0031 The Person, Love and Utopia in Russian Thought 2/4 (US) 3.75/7.5 (ECTS) 7.5/15 (FHEQ)

Russian language modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
SERS0025 Russian Poetry from Pushkin to Brodsky 2/4 (US) 3.75/7.5 (ECTS) 7.5/15 (FHEQ)
SERS0034 The Petersburg 'Text' in Russian Literature and Culture: From Romanticism to Modernism 2/4 (US) 3.75/7.5 (ECTS) 7.5/15 (FHEQ)
SERS0043 Russian Literature in Revolution: Experiments in Form, 1917– 53 2/4 (US) 3.75/7.5 (ECTS) 7.5/15 (FHEQ)
SERS0051 Russian Literature from the Death of Stalin to the Present: Experiment and Emigration 2/4 (US) 3.75/7.5 (ECTS) 7.5/15 (FHEQ)
SERS0079 Pushkin 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)

Economics and business modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
SESS0020 Topics in Microeconomics 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
SESS0021 European Macroeconomics 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
SESS0022 New Venture Creation 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
SESS0023 Applied Econometrics 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
SESS0024 Economic History and Ideas 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
SESS0026 Political Economy of European Integration 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
SESS0041 The Economics of Entrepreneurship 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
SESS0042 Economics of the Family 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
SESS0063 International Trade 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
SESS3001 Growth and Convergence, with reference to Eastern Europe and Russia 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
SESS3007 Health Economics and Policy 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)

Politics and sociology modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
SESS0004 The Making of Modern Ukraine 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 15/30 (FHEQ)
SESS0005 Baltic Politics and Society 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
SESS0027 The History of European Political Ideas 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 15/30 (FHEQ)
SESS0029 Politics and Society in Central and Eastern Europe 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
SESS0030 Russian Politics and Society 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
SESS0033 Comparative Political Analysis 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
SESS0034 Researching Politics and Sociology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
SESS0035 Post-Soviet Politics and Society 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
SESS0044 Soviet and Russian Foreign Policy 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 15/30 (FHEQ)
SESS0048 Poland in the UK 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
SESS0051 Social Change in Central and Eastern Europe 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
SESS0061 Democracy and Democratisation 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
SESS0062 Politics and Societies of Southeast Europe 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 15/30 (FHEQ)

Advanced seminar modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
SEHI0012 Czechoslovakia in the Age of Extremes, 1918 – 1993 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)

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