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Graduate Module Listings

Graduate modules available in UCL SSEES.

Please note: Not all modules run each academic year, and final confirmation of modules running will take place at the start of the academic year.

Economics & Business Modules

The following modules are offered to students on the Economics & Business MA programmes. These are also available to all SSEES and UCL students who have the appropriate prerequisites*, which normally require students to have studied some introductory economics previously.


Policy Modules

SEES0115 - Economic Development and Policies (not running 2020/21)

SEES0114 - International Macroeconomic Policy

SEES0109 - Public Choice - Private Interest

SEES0086 - Trade and FDI Policy with reference to Eastern Europe

 

Business & Finance Modules

SEES0097 - Corporate Finance and Investment in Emerging Markets

SEES0098 - Financial Development

SEES0082 - Political Economy of International Business

SEES0113 - The Economics of Property Rights


Methodology Modules

SEES0083 - Quantitative Methods

SEES0095 - Advanced Quantitative Methods

Please note: Not all modules run each academic year, and final confirmation of modules running will take place at the start of the academic year.

*there are maximum student numbers set for each module

History Modules

SEES0062 - Between the ‘Second’ and the ‘Third’ Worlds: Socialist modernity and globalization, 1945-1991

SESS0072 - Comparative Consumer Regimes (not running 2020-21)

SEES0125 - Little Hitlers? Right Radicalism in Central and Eastern Europe, 1900-1945 (not running 2020-21)

SEES0063 - Medieval Law: Text and Context

SEES0053 - Metropolis: History of Berlin 1871-1990

SEES0055 - Religion in South-Eastern Europe: From the Age of Empires to Post-Communism

SEES0060 - Russian Monarchy: Court Ritual and Political Ideas, 1498-1917 

SEES0148 - Searching for Sovereignty: A History of the Caucasus 1750-the Present

SEES0058 - The Crisis Zone: Central Europe 1900-1990

Methodology Modules

SEES0052 - Historical Methods and Approaches

Please note: Not all modules run each academic year, and final confirmation of modules running will take place at the start of the academic year.

Literature & Culture Modules

SSEES offers a range of modules in literature and culture. These are offered to students across SSEES and UCL.

ANTH0056 - Anthropological Approaches to Eurasian Socialist and Post Soviet Societies (not running in 2020-21)

SEES0090 - Cities in Eastern Europe

SEES0017 - All Quiet on the Eastern Front: Culture, Politics and Everyday Life in Central and Eastern Europe from Stalin to Present

SEEE0014 - Contemporary Art and Politics of Russia and Eastern Europe (not running in 2020-21)

SEES0071 - Gender and Sexuality in Modern Russian Culture (not running 2020-21)

SEES0042 - Languages in Contact along the Danube: Intercultural Frictions and Flows

SEES0041 - Literatures of Rupture: Modernism in Russia and Eastern Europe

SEES0004 - Crossroads of Culture: Language and Identity in The Literatures of Ukraine from Crimea to the Shtetls

SEES0015 - The Jews in Polish Culture: Beyond Stereotypes (not running 2020/21)

SEES0072 - Nabokov and Russian Émigré Literature (not running 2020/21)

SEES0064 - The Nineteenth-Century Russian Novel

SEES0073 - The Reflecting Screen: Russian and Soviet Cinema in its Cultural Context, 1896 to the Present (Year-long module not running, Term 2 module SEES0127 may be taken)

SEES0127 - The Reflecting Screen: Russian and Soviet Cinema in its Cultural Context, 1896 to the Present (Term 2 only)

 

Methodology Modules

SEES0006 - Introduction to Hermeneutics: How to Read and Interpret Texts

SEES0047 - Literary and Cultural Theory

Please note: Not all modules run each academic year, and final confirmation of modules running will take place at the start of the academic year.

Politics & Sociology Modules

SSEES offers a wide-range of modules in politics and sociology which can be broadly grouped into area-based, thematic and theory/methods-oriented modules.

SESS0074 - Undermining Democracy: Political Manipulation in Comparative Perspective

SEES0118 - Anthropology, Politics, Intimacy 

ANTH0056 - Anthropological Approaches to Eurasian Socialist and Post Soviet Societies (not running 2020/21)

SEES0090 - Cities in Eastern Europe

SEES0099 - Baltic Politics and Society

SEES0081 - Causes, Consequences and Control: Corruption and Governance

SEES0120 - Democracy and Authoritarianism in Post-communist Europe

SEES0088 - Ethnopolitical Conflict in Central and Eastern Europe (not running 2019/20)

SEES0101 - Governance and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe

SEES0091 - Informal Practices in Post-Communist Societies

SEES0146 - International and Regional Politics of Eurasia

SEES0102 - Migration in the European Union

SEES0147 - Modern Russia Patterns of Social and Cultural Complexity

SEES0089 - Nations, Identity and Power in Central and Eastern Europe 

SEES0108 - Post-Soviet Politics

SEES0116 - Political Analysis

SEES0117 - Political Sociology

SEES0084 - Russian Foreign Policy

SEES0085 - Russian Politics

SEES0087 - Security, Identity, Polarity: The Contemporary Debates

SEES0111 - Sexuality and Society in Russia and Eastern Europe 

SEES0080 - The Making of Modern Ukraine

SEES0119 - Understanding "Transitional Justice": Crime, Punishment and Process

SEES0105 - Politics of South-Eastern Europe

 

Methodology Modules

SEES0103 - Comparative Analysis in Social and Political Research

SEES0096 - Interdisciplinary Area Studies 

SEES0106 - Introduction to Discourse Analysis

SEES0128 - Qualitative Methods

SEES0107 - Understanding and Analysing Data 

Please note: Not all modules run each academic year, and final confirmation of modules running will take place at the start of the academic year.

Language Modules

New Language

These modules aim to provide a competent reading knowledge and basic communicative skills in the language. Students who complete the course successfully will be able to assure both potential employers and academic supervisors that they possess the necessary foundation-level language skills to work with original texts and to enable them to undertake study and/or research in the countries where the language is spoken.

The modules are designed for beginners, i.e. for students who do not already speak or understand the language. They require intensive study and applicants must provide evidence of language learning ability. 

Assessment is by written examination (75%) and oral examination (25%).

SEES0028 - New Language: Bulgarian

SEES0029 - New Language: Czech

SEES0038 - New Language: Estonian

SEES0030 - New Language: Finnish

SEES0031 - New Language: Hungarian

SEES0039 - New Language: Latvian (not running 2019/20)

SEES0040 - New Language: Lithuanian (not running 2019/20)

SEES0032 - New Language: Polish

SEES0033 - New Language: Romanian

SEES0066 - New Language: Russian

SEES0077 - International Masters: Foundation in Russian* (for IMESS students only)

SEES0124 - New Language: Serbian and Croatian

SEES0035 - New Language: Slovak (not running 2019/20)

SEES0036 - New Language: Slovene

SEES0037 - New Language: Ukrainian

 

Intermediate Language

These modules aim to develop a range of language skills primarily for the purposes of conducting research: to support master’s dissertation work, for PhD research and for use in other contexts where advanced reading skills, along with a range of further skills, are required. 

By the end of the course the student will be well equipped to read written material for research purposes, and will also be able to talk and write about his/her research interests/topic, as well as having developed a more general competence across the range of productive and receptive skills. 

Assessment is by written examination (70%) and oral examination (30%).

SEES0018 - Intermediate Language: Bulgarian

SEES0019 - Intermediate Language: Czech

SEES0043 - Intermediate Language: Estonian

SEES0020 - Intermediate Language: Finnish

SEES0021 - Intermediate Language: Hungarian

SEES0022 - Intermediate Language: Polish

SEES0023- Intermediate Language: Romanian

SEES0067 - Intermediate Language: Russian *

SEES0024 - Intermediate Language: Serbian and Croatian

SEES0025 - Intermediate Language: Slovak (not running 2019/20)

SEES0026 - Intermediate Language: Slovene (not running 2019/20)

SEES0027 - Intermediate Language: Ukrainian 

 

Intermediate Plus Language

SEES0068 - Intermediate Plus: Russian *

 

Advanced Language

SEES0075 - Advanced: Russian *

SEES0076 - Advanced Superior: Russian *

 

 *NOTE: Your level will be determined in a compulsory written entry test, conducted during Induction Week. You will need to consult the Induction Week timetable. The student numbers in the group are restricted and non-appearance at the test may result in non-admission to the course.

Please note: Not all modules run each academic year, and final confirmation of modules running will take place at the start of the academic year.

Methodology Modules

Each MA programme in SSEES has prescribed or preferred methodology modules, however, students are able to select additional methodology modules from across SSEES.
 

SEES0095 - Advanced Quantitative Methods

SEES0103 - Comparative Analysis in Social and Political Research

SEES0052 - Historical Methods and Approaches

SEES0096 - Interdisciplinary Area Studies 

SEES0106 - Introduction to Discourse Analysis

SEES0006 - Introduction to Hermeneutics: How to Read and Interpret Texts 

SEES0046 - Linguistic Methods (not running 2019/20)

SEES0047 - Literary and Cultural Theory

SEES0116 - Political Analysis

SEES0117 - Political Sociology

SEES0128 - Qualitative Methods

SEES0083 - Quantitative Methods

SEES0107 - Understanding and Analysing Data 

Please note: Not all modules run each academic year, and final confirmation of modules running will take place at the start of the academic year.