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UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies

The UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) is the largest centre in the UK for the study of Russia, the Baltics, and Central, Eastern and South-East Europe.

As an interdisciplinary school, we study and research the region through the lens of four main subject areas; economics and business; history; languages and culture and politics and sociology. Our graduate programmes equip students with area-specific knowledge as well as develop research skills and critical thinking. SSEES graduates end up in a wide range of careers; regional knowledge is in demand and the skills taught can be applied to both the region itself but also often transferred to other parts of the world. Our alumni can be found in diplomacy, NGOs, policy-making, banking and finance, translation, media and academia.

Studies are accompanied by an exciting array of events and research seminars; targeted careers support; partnerships within the region and in London, and the renowned SSEES library. Our MA programmes offer a wide range of module choices and all offer the chance to learn or develop on a language, if desired. With over 80 academic members of staff all with varied research interests, we are placed in a strong position to supervise a broad range of topics for both MA dissertation and PhD theses.  

Our subjects

Economics and Business

Our programmes draw from the experience of the nations that emerged from the Soviet bloc in Europe and Asia. We can equip you with strong foundations in international business and economics as well as finance and governance.



With our History MA, you can choose from a unique range of study options. They cover the Russian Empire, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the Habsburg Monarchy, the Ottoman Empire and the German Empire and their successor states.


International Masters in Economy, State and Society: IMESS

This is a range of innovative and dynamic two-year programmes offered by a consortium of leading European universities, giving you the opportunity to gain a prestigious double degree.

Russian and East European Languages and Culture

Languages and Culture

Our wide-ranging programmes enable you to develop specialist knowledge in the cultural richness of the Russian and Central and East European regions. You’ll also be able to build foreign language skills to support your research.

History, Politics and Economics

Politics and Sociology

As one of the UK’s foremost institutions for research and teaching on Russia, the Baltics, and Central, Eastern and South-East Europe, we offer a dynamic and supportive environment for your studies.

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Research Programmes

Join a vibrant community of research students and benefit from expert supervision, conferences, workshops and other opportunities. You’ll also be able to showcase your work in our seminar series.