Contacts

Admissions Tutor

Professor Richard Butterwick-Pawlikowski

Senior Admissions Officer

Miss Lisa Walters

Email: l.walters@ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 8830

Fees and funding

UK & EU fee

£9,000 (2014/15)

Overseas fee

£15,200 (2014/15)

General funding notes

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

History with a Year Abroad (Russian and East European History) BA

UCAS code: V201

The History with a Year Abroad BA gives you the same exceptional education covering the history of Central and Eastern Europe and Russia as the History BA, but also allows you to spend a year studying at one of our partner institutions in the region.

Degree benefits

  • The Department of History at SSEES offers the fullest undergraduate programme covering the history of Central and Eastern Europe and Russia available anywhere in the world.
  • The programme is taught by acknowledged specialists in the field, all of whom are actively engaged in research, enabling you to keep up-to-date with the latest debates, issues and discoveries.
  • 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.
  • Benefit from frequent visits and lectures by the most prominent, political, artistic and academic figures - prime ministers, foreign ministers, professors and writers.

The first year of the degree principally consists of foundation courses, introducing you to the study of history at university level.

In the second and fourth years, you take more specific courses which look at periods of history both thematically and in depth, and can also take history courses covering other regions, taught elsewhere in UCL and the University of London.

The third year is spent abroad, undertaking courses and supervised study at an approved university in the region.

Compulsory history courses are complemented by non-history options, including cultural studies, social sciences, languages and other humanities subjects.

Your learning

You will be taught the essential skills required for the study and understanding of history. In addition to lectures, small-group classes and seminars form an important element of the programme, where you will discuss and analyse the subjects you are learning.

Assessment

Coursework, including reports, essays and a final-year 10,000-word dissertation, provide you with an opportunity to develop and discuss your ideas. In addition to coursework, you will be assessed using a combination of examinations, extended essays, oral presentations and poster work.

Structure

Year One

Compulsory Courses (3.0 cu)
SEHI0005 - Eastern Europe since 1856 (1.0 cu)
SEHI0004 - World Histories (1.0 cu)
SEHI1001 - Seminars in History (0.5 cu)
SEHI1002 - Modern Historiography (0.5 cu)
Optional Courses (1.0 cu)
Approved course or courses in another discipline, including a language course (0.5 cu), according to availability. (0.5 cu + 0.5 cu or 1.0 cu)

Year Two

Compulsory Courses
Advanced Group 2 History course (1.0 cu)
Intermediate Group 1a (1.0 cu) and 1b (0.5 cu) courses to the value of 2.0 cu
1.0 cu should be taken from SSEES’s other programme areas, or from the list of language offerings, or from an approved course elsewhere in UCL. (0.5 cu + 0.5 cu or 1.0 cu)
Optional Courses (1.0 cu)
SSEES Group 2 History courses (1.0 cu):
SEHI2002 - Crown, Church and Estates in Central Europe, 1500-1700
SEHI2007 - The Rise and Fall of Yugoslavia
SEHI2006 - Successors to the Habsburgs: East-Central Europe, 1918-1945
SEHI2008 - The Fall and Rise of the Polish Nation, 1648-1795
SEHI2009 - Media, Culture and Society in the Soviet Union from Stalin to 1991
SEHI6012 - Short Taught Dissertation with Coursework
Or Group 2 History course from UCL History or another UoL college within the intercollegiate agreement
SSEES Group 1a History courses (1.0 cu)
SEHI6011 - Modern Germany 1815-1990
SEHI6006 - The Habsburg Monarchy 1700-1918 (not 2013/14)
SEHI6008 - Russia to 1598
SEHI6009 - Russia 1598-1856 (not 2013/14)
Or Group 1a) History course from UCL History or another UoL college within the intercollegiate agreement
SSEES Group 1b History courses (0.5 cu)
SEHI7002 - Fascism and Authoritarianism in Eastern Europe 1914-1945 (not 2013/14)
SEHI7004 - Between Politics and Culture: German Ideas 1890-1970 (not 2013/14)
SEHI7005 - Themes in Romanian History (not 2013/14)
SEHI7008 - The Balkans from Empires to Nation States (not 2013/14)
SEHI7009 - The Balkans in the Age of Extremes
SEHI7011 - Society and Politics in Late Imperial Russia
SEHI7010 - History of the Soviet Union
SEHI7012 - Czechoslovakia in the Age of Extremes
Or Group 1b History course(s) from UCL History or another UoL college within the intercollegiate agreement
1.0 cu should be taken from SSEES’s other programme areas, or from the list of language offerings, or from an approved course elsewhere in UCL. (0.5 cu + 0.5 cu or 1.0 cu).

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 Courses (2.0 cu)
Advanced Group 3 History course (special subject), including 1.0 cu dissertation
Advanced Group 2 course (1.0 cu), and/or intermediate Group 1a) or Group 1b) courses and/or Free-standing dissertation to the value of 2.0 cu or 1.5 cu (if a language is also taken). (1.5 cu - 2.0 cu)
Optional Courses
SSEES Group 3 History courses
SEHI3001/9001 - East and West: The Limits and Divisions of Europe through Travel Writing - not 2013/14 (2.0 cu)
SEHI3006/9006 - Ivan the Terrible: The Russian Monarchy in the Sixteenth Century (2.0 cu)
SEHI3007/9007 - Urban Culture and Modernity: Vienna-Prague-Budapest (2.0 cu)
SEHI3008/9008 - Mass Culture in the Age of Revolution: Russia 1900-1932 (2.0 cu)
SEHI3009/9009 - Monarchs and the Enlightenment in Russia and Central Europe (2.0 cu)
Or Group 3 History course from UCL History or another UoL college within the intercollegiate agreement (2.0 cu)
SSEES Group 2 History courses (1.0 cu):
SEHI2002 - Crown, Church and Estates in Central Europe, 1500-1700
SEHI2007 - The Rise and Fall of Yugoslavia
SEHI2006 - Successors to the Habsburgs: East-Central Europe, 1918-1945
SEHI2008 - The Fall and Rise of the Polish Nation, 1648-1795
SEHI2009 - Media, Culture and Society in the Soviet Union from Stalin to 1991
SEHI6012 - Short Taught Dissertation with Coursework
Or Group 2 History course from UCL History or another UoL college within the intercollegiate agreement
SSEES Group 1a History courses (1.0 cu)
SEHI6011 - Modern Germany 1815-1990
SEHI6006 - The Habsburg Monarchy 1700-1918 (not 2013/14)
SEHI6008 - Russia to 1598
SEHI6009 - Russia 1598-1856 (not 2013/14)
Or Group 1a) History course from UCL History or another UoL college within the intercollegiate agreement
SSEES Group 1b History courses (0.5 cu)
SEHI7002 - Fascism and Authoritarianism in Eastern Europe 1914-1945 (not 2013/14)
SEHI7004 - Between Politics and Culture: German Ideas 1890-1970 (not 2013/14)
SEHI7005 - Themes in Romanian History (not 2013/14)
SEHI7008 - The Balkans from Empires to Nation States (not 2013/14)
SEHI7009 - The Balkans in the Age of Extremes
SEHI7011 - Society and Politics in Late Imperial Russia
SEHI7010 - The Soviet Union
SEHI7012 - Czechoslovakia in the Age of Extremes
Or Group 1b History course(s) from UCL History or another UoL college within the intercollegiate agreement
SEZZ4901 - Dissertation (1.0 cu)
A language, at intermediate or advanced level, if taken at beginner’s or intermediate level respectively in year 2 (0.5 cu).

Entry requirements

A Levels

Grades AAA-AAB
Subjects History required.
AS Levels For UK-based students a pass in a further subject at AS level or equivalent is required.
GCSEs English Language and History 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 History, with no score below 5.

Other qualifications

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

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International applicants

International qualifications

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

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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: www.ucl.ac.uk/upc

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you will also need to satisfy UCL's English Language Requirements. A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.

Opportunities

Together with subject specific knowledge, you will acquire discipline-based skills in historical research, methodology and analysis, in addition to transferable skills such as working as part of a team, analysing and solving problems, organising your time and resources, and structuring and communicating your ideas verbally and in writing.

Our graduates are to be found in all walks of life, particularly those that cross international boundaries and utilise the languages of the region. Popular destinations are government service (both within the UK and Europe), international agencies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), consultancy, law, the media, teaching, welfare and rights work and further study and research.

Destinations

The first cohort of students admitted to this programme will graduate in 2014. First destinations of recent graduates (2010-2012) from the History BA include:

  • Documentation Officer, Victoria and Albert Museum (2012)
  • Full-time student, MA in History at UCL (2012)
  • Associate, Deloitte (2012)
  • Full-time student, MPhil in Modern European History at the University of Cambridge (2011)
  • Trainee Accountant, Ernst & Young (2011)

Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:

Your application

We use your predicted grades, references, previous academic record and personal statement to assess your suitability for this programme. Your personal statement should demonstrate your interest in studying the history of the region, and indicate the measures you take to sustain your interest in history. Evidence of interests and activities beyond the school curriculum will also be of benefit.

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.

Selection

On the basis of our assessment of your application, we will decide whether to make you an offer and if you are successful, you will be invited to attend a post-offer open day.

The applicant open day allows you to meet tutors and current students, tour UCL and find out more about the degree programmes, resources and facilities we offer.

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