School of Slavonic & East European Studies


UCL SSEES is one of the world's leading institutes specialising in Central, Eastern, South-Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia. Our faculty are uniquely distinguished in their research, teaching and professional activities and we offer distinctive BA, MA and PhD programmes in: Economics & Business, History, Languages & Culture, and Politics & Sociology. SSEES also leads the inter-university Centre for East European Language Based Area Studies (CEELBAS), the International Masters in Economy, State, and Society (IMESS), participates in the FP7 network project, ANTICORRP and runs the UCL Mellon Programme.

In 2015, SSEES is celebrating its centenary. A range of events and celebrations are taking place, further details of which can be found on our Centenary webpages.

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PhD Minorities

Congratulations to Licia Cianetti who successfully passed her PhD viva with a thesis entitled “The Quality of Divided Democracies: The Representation of the Russian-speaking Minorities in Estonia and Latvia”.

Published: May 22, 2015 11:53:29 AM

PhD Success

Congratulations to Vicky Davis who successfully passed her PhD viva with a thesis entitled “The myth of Malaia zemlia: Remembering World War II in Brezhnev’s Hero-City, 1943-2013.” 

Published: May 15, 2015 2:53:51 PM

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Platform Ukraine 2015 Conference

This year’s Platform Ukraine Conference 2015 will cover a variety of topics, such as Everyday and Gendered Experiences of Conflict; Memory and Identity; Artistic Responses to the Crisis in Ukraine; Framing and Living conflict in the Post-Socialist Space; War and Methodology.

Starts: Jun 6, 2015 10:00:00 AM


Expressive Movement in Early Soviet Film: the Juncture of Avant-Garde Performance and Physiological Psychology

Insisting on cinema’s specificity as an art form, Soviet filmmakers of the 1920s sought to revolutionize performance and define modes of expression uniquely suited for the screen. More...

Starts: Jun 8, 2015 5:15:00 PM