XClose

UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)

Home
Menu

Economy, State and Society: Economics and Business MA Structure

Compulsory and elective modules for the IMESS: History and Society MA. One year is spent at UCL and the second year at an IMESS Partner Institution.

Year 1: 60 ECTS (150 UCL Credits) at UCL

Common Programme for all tracks
  • SEES0092 Dissertation Preparation (0 ECTS)
  • Interrogating Boundaries Workshop (0 ECTS)
  • Optional: LCENGS01 Academic English for writing (0 ECTS)
Language: 0 or 12 ECTS (0 or 30 UCL Credits)

Notes:

  • Intermediate, Intermediate Plus, Advanced and Advanced Superior Russian available in most years.
  • If no language taken in year 1, compulsory in year 2.
Core modules: 24 ECTS

Compulsory Modules: (12 ECTS// 30 UCL Credits) 

One Core Module: (12 ECTS// 30 UCL Credits) from either: 

Elective Modules: 24 ECTS/60 UCL Credits, or 36/90 if no language taken) 

Note: Students going to HSE, St Petersburg in Year 2, must take TWO of the following modules in Year 1 at UCL:

One elective (max 6 ECTS//15 UCL Credits) may be taken from another IMESS track

Country-specific course requirements

Students going to HSE, St Petersburg in Year 2, must take TWO of the following modules in Year 1 at UCL:

Students doing their year 2 in Krakow must take ‘European Civilisation’ and three further courses relating to the following six themes over the course of the two-year programme:

  • Collective Identities
  • Financial Structures
  • EU Law
  • EU Foreign Policy
  • Foreign Policy of Central and Eastern Europe
  • Democracy

Year 2: 60 ECTS

University of Belgrade (Serbia)

Language: Serbian or Russian (0 or 12 ECTS)

Russian language 1 (6 ECTS)
Russian language 2 (6 ECTS)
Serbian as a foreign language 1 (6 ECTS)
Serbian as a foreign language 2 (6 ECTS)
Note: If no language taken in year 1, compulsory in year 2.


Compulsory Dissertation (30 ECTS)

Research/thesis seminar (15 ECTS)
Written thesis and defence (15 ECTS) 


Compulsory modules for Politics and the International Economy Track

Balkan in modern history
Economic transition 


Electives (18 ECTS, 30 if no language taken)

Note: the lists are provisional and subject to change.
Economic Transition I (6 ECTS)
Economic Transition II (6 ECTS)
Business negotiation (6 ECTS)
Integrated marketing communication (6 ECTS)
Post-communist Balkans (6 ECTS)
The Balkans in modern history (6 ECTS)
The Balkans in the global economic history (6 ECTS)

Corvinus University (Hungary)

Language: Hungarian (0 or 12 ECTS)

Intermediate or beginners Hungarian or Russian
Note: If no language taken in year 1, compulsory in year 2.


Compulsory Dissertation (30 ECTS)

Dissertation Specialism 1, 2 (0 ECTS)
Written thesis and defence (30 ECTS)


Electives (18 ECTS, 30 if no language taken)

Note: the lists are provisional and may be subject to change.

Bank Finance
Business Strategy in CEE
Convergence of Economic Systems in CEE
Cost-Benefit Analyis
Development Economics
Development Economics II - Institutions and Development
Economics of Global and Regional Integration
Economics of Transnational Corporations
EU Economic Policies
European Economic Governance
Finance and Banking in Developing Countries
Globalization, Financial Crises and Development
Health Economics
Integration and Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe
International Business Economics
International Business Strategy 
International Economic Policies
International Economics
International Financial Management
International Financial Markets
International Trade Policy
Multivariate Data Analysis
+ 1  elective for 6 ECTS or two electives for 3 ECTS

Jagiellonian University (Poland)

Language (0 or 7.5 or 12 ECTS)

New languages Polish or Intermediate Polish or Advanced Polish
Other languages possible if approved by the programme co-ordinators
Note: if no language taken in year 1, compulsory in year 2


Compulsory Dissertation (30 ECTS)

Includes research/thesis seminar, written thesis and defence


Compulsory Course (0 or 9 ECTS)

European Civilisation 


Electives (18 ECTS, 30 ECTS if no language taken)

Economy of Central Europe: from Transition to EU Membership (4.5 ECTS)
EU Finances (9 ECTS)
EU-Russia Economic Relations (4.5 ECTS)
EU Economy on the Global Scene (4.5 ECTS)
Other approved faculty courses

Charles University (Czech Republic)

Language: Czech (0 or 12 ECTS)

New language or Intermediate Czech or Russian
Note: If no language taken in year 1, compulsory in year 2. 


Compulsory Dissertation (30 ECTS)

Research/thesis seminar I (15 ECTS)
Research/thesis seminar II (15 ECTS) 


Electives (18 ECTS, 30 if no language taken)

Note: the lists are provisional and may be subject to change.
Advanced Economics of European Integration (6 ECTS)
Banking (6 ECTS)
Banking and Financial Regulation (6 ECTS)
Cohesion Policy of the EU in Central and East European Countries (6 ECTS)
Corporate Finance (6 ECTS)
Corporate Governance Privatization and Restructuring (6 ECTS)
Development Economics and Policy (12 ECTS)
Doing Business in Central Europe (6 ECTS)
Economic Integration of the European Union (6 ECTS)
Economic transformation in East Central and South Eastern Europe (6 ECTS)
Economic transformation in the post-Soviet area (6 ECTS)
Economics of Least Developed Countries (6 ECTS)
Economy and Politics in the 20th Century Eastern Europe (6 ECTS)
Ethics and Economics (6 ECTS)
European Economic Integration (6 ECTS)
European Economic Policies (5 ECTS)
Financial Markets (6 ECTS)
Globalisation of Transitional Economies (6 ECTS)
Health Economics (8 ECTS)
Health Policy (6 ECTS)
International Comparison of Health Care Systems (6 ECTS)
International Finance (6 ECTS)
International Macroeconomics (6 ECTS)
Monetary Economic (6 ECTS)
Oil and Gas in the Post Soviet Area (6 ECTS)
Russia's Aggression against Ukraine: Implications for European Security (6 ECTS)
The Economics of Transition (12 ECTS)
IMESS Internship (6 ECTS)

Tartu University (Estonia)

Language (0 or 12 ECTS)

New languages Estonian or Russian, or Intermediate Estonian or Russian

Note: if no language taken in year 1, compulsory in year 2


Compulsory Dissertation (30 ECTS)

Includes MA seminars, written thesis and defence


Electives (18 ECTS, 30 ECTS if no language taken)

Mathematical Methods in Economics (9)
Mathematical Statistics (6)
Microconometrics (9)
Micro Extensions: Game Theory (6)
Baltic Sea Region Economies (6)
International Marketing (6)

Higher School of Economics (Saint Petersburg)

Language (0 or 4 ECTS)

New language Russian

Note: if no language taken in year 1, compulsory in year 2


Compulsory Dissertation (30 ECTS)

Includes Masters Dissertation (18+6 ECTS) and Academic Research Seminar (6 ECTS)

Complusory Module (5 ECTS)

Strategic Finance 


Academic Research Practice (13 ECTS) - Internship


Electives (8 ECTS, 12 ECTS if no language taken)

Business Evaluation (4 ECTS)
Strategic Cost Management (4 ECTS)
Mergers and Acquisitions (4 ECTS)
Corporate Risk Management (4 ECTS)
Working Capital Management (4 ECTS)
Financial Engineering (4 ECTS)