Programme contacts

  • Admissions Tutor
  • Dr Elodie Douarin

Fees and funding

Fees
UK & EU fee
£9,000 (2015/16)
Overseas fee
£15,660 (2015/16)
Funding

Details about financial support are available at: www.ucl.ac.uk/study/ug-finance

Scholarships

Scholarships listed below are relevant to the department. Please read the details carefully to check they are relevant to the degree and your own circumstances.

Modern European Languages Scholarship
Value
£5,000
Eligibility
UK, EU
Criteria
Based on academic merit

The Scholarships and Funding website has a comprehensive list of scholarships and funding schemes available for UCL students. These can be available for specific nationalities, regions, departments or open to all students.

This programme equips you with transferable knowledge and skills in economics and business studies combined with an application of these disciplines to the east European region. It provides the opportunity to learn an east European language and to spend a year studying at a university in the region.

Degree benefits

  • Spend your third year abroad, studying at a university in the region.
  • Gain insight into the theoretical, conceptual and analytical tools of social science and their application in understanding the processes of transition and transformation in central and Eastern Europe.
  • The programme is taught by acknowledged experts in the field, most of whom speak one or more of the languages of the region.
  • UCL SSEES is the largest national centre in the UK for the study of central, Eastern and south-east Europe and Russia. The SSEES Library contains over 400,000 books, journals and film resources.

Structure

Year One

Compulsory Courses (2.5 course units)
SESS1003 - Introduction to Microeconomics (0.5 cu)
SESS1004 - Introduction to Macroeconomics (0.5 cu)
SESS1005 - Applied Game Theory for Economics and Business (0.5 cu)
SESS1006- Contemporary Issues in International Business and Strategic Management
STAT6102 - Introductory Statistical Methods (0.5 cu)
Optional Courses (1.5 course units)
SESS1102 - Introduction to International Relations (1.0 cu)
SESS1205 - Understanding Politics I: The Big Questions in Contemporary Europe (0.5 cu)
SESS1206 - Understanding Politics II: How Politics Works (0.5 cu)
SESS1202 - Understanding Society: Introduction to Social Theory (0.5 cu)
SESS1203 - Understanding Society: Introduction to Political Sociology  (0.5 cu)
SESS1204 - Communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe (0.5 cu)
SEHI0005 - History of Eastern Europe Since 1856 (1cu)
Plus courses in Maths and Statistics from the Maths department; courses in Languages and Culture from elsewhere in SSEES or a half unit in one of the languages of the SSEES region.

Year Two

Group A Core Courses (1.5 course units)
SESS2005 - Topics in Microeconomics (0.5 cu)
SESS2006 - European Macroeconomics (0.5 cu)
SESS2009 - New Venture Creation (0.5 cu)
SESS2010 - Applied Econometrics (0.5 cu)
Group B Core Courses (1.0 course units)
SESS2001 - Emerging Market Economies in Russia and Eastern Europe (1.0 cu)
SESS2011 - Political Economy of European Integration (1.0 cu)
Optional Courses (1.5 course units)
SESS3001 - Growth and Convergence with Reference to Eastern European and Russian Economies (0.5 cu)
SESS3003  - Industrial and Corporate Change in Central and Eastern Europe (1.0 cu)
SESS3007 - Health Economics and Policy (0.5 cu)
SESS2005 - Topics in Microeconomics (0.5 cu)
SESS2006 - European Macroeconomics (0.5 cu)
SESS2009 - New Venture Creation (0.5 cu)
SESS2010 - Applied Econometrics (0.5 cu)
SESS2001 - Emerging Market Economies in Russia and Eastern Europe (0.5 cu)
SESS2011 - Political Economy of European Integration (1.0 cu)
SESS3011 - Economics of the Family (0.5 cu)
SESS2012 - Economic History and Ideas (0.5 cu)
Plus courses in Politics and Sociology, History and Languages and Culture from SSEES, a half unit in one of the languages of the SSEES region or approved courses from elsewhere in UCL. 

Year Three (Abroad)

Students will be required to study at an overseas institution, complete assessments for UCL during the academic year and submit a study abroad project. Further details are contained in the Year Abroad Handbook.

Year Four

Compulsory Course (1.0 course units)
SEZZ4901 - Dissertation (1.0 cu)
Optional Courses (3.0 course units)
SESS3002 - International Trade (0.5 cu)
SESS3005 - Topics in Financial Management I (0.5 cu)
SESS3008 - Topics in Financial Management II (0.5 cu)
SESS3001 - Growth and Convergence with Reference to Eastern European and Russian Economies (0.5 cu)
SESS3003 - Industrial and Corporate Change in Central and Eastern Europe (1.0 cu)
SESS3007 - Health Economics and Policy (0.5 cu)
SESS2005 - Topics in Microeconomics (0.5 cu)
SESS2006 - European Macroeconomics (0.5 cu)
SESS2009 - New Venture Creation (0.5 cu)
SESS2010 - Applied Econometrics (0.5 cu)
SESS2001 - Emerging Market Economies in Russia and Eastern Europe (1.0 cu)
SESS2011 - Political Economy of European Integration (1.0 cu)
SESS3010 - International Macroeconomics (0.5 cu)
SESS3009 - The Economics of Entrepreneurship (0.5 cu)
Plus courses in Politics and Sociology, History and Languages and Culture from SSEES, a half unit in one of the languages of the SSEES region or approved courses from elsewhere in UCL.

Entry requirements

A Levels
Grades
AAA-AAB
Subjects
Mathematics required.
AS Levels
For UK-based students a pass in a further subject at AS level or equivalent is required.
GCSEs
English Language at grade B, plus Mathematics at grade C. For UK-based students, a grade C or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs
IB Diploma
Points
36-38
Subjects
A total of 17-18 points in three higher level subjects including Mathematics, with no score below 5.
UK applicants qualifications

For entry requirements with other UK qualifications accepted by UCL, choose your qualification from the list below:

Equivalent qualification

Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Pass in Access to HE Diploma, with a minimum of 18-23 credits awarded with Distinction in the Level 3 units, the remainder of the Level 3 units awarded with Merit.

D3,D3,D3 - D3,D3,M1in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects, including Mathematics

AAA-AAB at Advanced Highers (or AA at Advanced Higher and AAA at Higher - AA at Advanced Higher and BBB at Higher), including Mathematics at Advanced Higher.

Successful completion of the WBQ Advanced Diploma, plus 2 GCE A levels at grades A*A-AA, including Mathematics.

International applications

In addition to A level and International Baccalaureate, UCL considers a wide range of international qualifications for entry to its undergraduate degree programmes.

Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates

UCL offers intensive one-year foundation courses to prepare international students for a variety of degree programmes at UCL.

The Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPCs) are for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL and other top UK universities.

For more information see our website: UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate.

English language requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. Information about the evidence required, acceptable qualifications and test providers can be found on our English language requirements page.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.

Careers

After graduating from this programme you will have transferable knowledge and skills in economics and business, and expertise in a region where complex issues of political change, economic development and international relations are reshaping national and social expectations.

Career destinations of previous graduates include government service (in the UK and the EU), international agencies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), consultancy (economic, political risk, security, marketing), banking, financial services, law, media, teaching and the leisure sector, as well as further study.

Destinations

First destinations of recent graduates (2010-2013) of this programme include:

  • Account Manager, M&C Saatchi (2012)
  • Graduate Manager, L'Oreal (2012)
  • Consultant, Oliver Wyman (2011)
  • Corporate Analyst, HSBSC (2013)
  • Audit Trainee, Simmons Gainsford (2012)

*Data taken from the 'Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education' survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2010-2013 graduating cohorts six months after graduation and, where necessary, department records.

UCL is commited to helping you get the best start after graduation. Read more about how UCL Careers, UCL Advances and other entrepreneur societies here: Careers and skills.

Application and next steps

Your application

We use your qualifications, predicted grades and personal statement to assess your suitability for this programme. Your personal statement should explain your motivation for applying for this programme, what it is that interests you about the study of Russia and Central and Eastern Europe, and provide evidence of an interest in economics and business.

How to apply

Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.

Application deadline: 15 January 2016



Selection

On the basis of our assessment of your application we will decide whether to make you an offer and invite you to an applicant open day (if you live in the UK).

The applicant open day will include introductory talks providing more information about SSEES, our language options, our facilities and your chosen degree. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions, and take a tour of UCL led by current students.

A level Mathematics or its equivalent is a requirement for this programme.

For further information on UCL's selection process see: Selection of students

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