Careers & Destinations
Our graduates have a unique range of expertise, grounded in advanced methodological training in their chosen discipline and applied to the area studies context. This hybrid profile, which can also include knowledge of one or more languages, is highly sought after by employers as it offers expertise which is intellectually rigorous as well as empirically relevant.
For more information on opportunities available to SSEES students, please see the SSEES Careers page.
Information on SSEES graduates can be found on the UCL Careers Pages
Political, economic and social developments in eastern Europe and the accelerating pace of change make students' specialised knowledge attractive to businesses seeking to monitor, enter or expand in these markets. Employers often approach SSEES to promote job opportunities directly to the department's students. SSEES graduates are frequently preferred because of their academic training (often including language skills) and deep knowledge of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia.
Economics & Business
Company Graduate Consultant Arup Financial Analyst Deloitte Full-time student MSc in Economics with European Studies at the University of Oxford
Company Full-time student
MPhil in Modern European History at the University of Cambridge Charity Manager
The Big Give Curator
Languages & Culture
Company Russian Cultural Event Organiser Academia Rossica Parliamentary Researcher UK Parliament Librarian British Library
Politics & Sociology
Company Project Manager British Film Institute Parliament Researcher Liberal Democrats Investment Banking Analyst Citigroup
- Postgraduate (Taught)
Popular destinations of our recent graduates include financial institutions, government service, international agencies and non-governmental organisations, the media, teaching, law and consultancy. Examples include the International Monetary Fund, the EBRD, Assistant to the Head of the European Commission; Opera Producer; Government Administrator, Ministry of Defence; Citigroup and many others. Others have pursued further study and research and are now occupying positions in academia.
Company Political Research Assistant
Charterhouse Square School
Equity Research Analyst
The World Bank
- Research & PhDs
Recent graduates have found employment in leading UK universities and abroad, as lecturers and researchers; as editors for large publication houses such as Fontanka Publications; as interpreters for organisations such as Service Interpreters; as researchers for government departments and think-tanks including the Samsung Economics Research Institute.
Company Research Associate European Centre for Minority Issues Research Associate
London School of Economics
Chambers + Partners Lecturer in Ukrainian University of Cambridge Account Administrator Pearson Teaching Fellow UCL Senior Lecturer
Assistant to the Director of Finance Operations Company Watch Limited Senior Research Officer National Offender Management Service (UK Government) Postdoctoral Researcher University of Erfurt, Germany Research Assistant Strategy, Policy and Review Department (International Monetary Fund) Lecturer University of Toronto