Programme contacts

  • Admissions Tutor
  • Dr Kristin Roth-Ey

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.

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 UCL 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.
  • Benefit from frequent visits and lectures by the most prominent, political, artistic and academic figures - prime ministers, foreign ministers, professors and writers.

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
SEHI6008 - Russia to 1598
SEHI6009 - Russia 1598-1856
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
SEHI7004 - Between Politics and Culture: German Ideas 1890-1970
SEHI7005 - Themes in Romanian History
SEHI7008 - The Balkans from Empires to Nation States
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 (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
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
SEHI7004 - Between Politics and Culture: German Ideas 1890-1970
SEHI7005 - Themes in Romanian History
SEHI7008 - The Balkans from Empires to Nation States
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.
UK applicants qualifications

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

Equivalent qualification

Edexcel Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF), or Edexcel Level 3 BTEC National Diploma (NQF) with Distinction, Distinction, Distinction.

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,M1 in three Cambridge Pre-U Principal Subjects, including History

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

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

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

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)
  • Marketing Intern, Target Media (2013)
  • Associate, Deloitte (2012)
  • Full-time student, MPhil in Modern European History at the University of Cambridge (2011)
  • Community Manager, tripbod.com (2013)

*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 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.

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 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.

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

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