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Politics and East European Studies BA - Natia Seskuria

Student profile: Natia Seskuria

Degree: Politics and East European Studies BA
Third year
Subject area: Politics

My combined undergraduate degree has equipped me with a broad analytical, theoretical and conceptual knowledge in Central, East European and Russian politics, society, history and culture. Throughout my studies, I have enjoyed the interdisciplinary approach to studying the region practiced at SSEES, as well as the ability to choose a vast range of courses in literature, languages, history etc. My favourite course is The History of European Political Ideas that I am doing this year. The lectures are very interesting and thought provoking. It gives me the analytical approach to the complex concepts in political Philosophy. I also enjoy my elective course in Russian Foreign Policy – examining the policy-making processes and the causes of the Soviet and subsequent Russian foreign policies.

After my Master’s degree I would like to continue my studies at postgraduate research degree. In future I have a great desire to build my expertise in government service and diplomacy as well as have work experience in international organisations or non-governmental organisations that focus on Russian and East European areas.

London is one of the best cities for living and studying. It is culturally very dynamic and gives plenty of opportunities to a student. UCL has certainly the best location, it is located in central London, in a very safe area. A student can find any university facilities in walking distance in the Bloomsbury campus. Living in London gave me the opportunity to attend many interesting events such as various conferences, debates, speeches by famous politicians and researchers.