UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Politics and Sociology (Graduate Programmes)

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.

SSEES offers a suite of tailored programmes in politics and sociology which seek to understand the political and social complexities of the region. Areas of expertise include security studies; foreign policy, international relations, corruption and governance and migration and sociology.

1 Year MA Programmes:

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2 Year Programmes:

An Overview of Politics and Sociology at SSEES

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We host the popular Post-Soviet Press Group, which meets weekly to discuss emerging events in the region and covers a vast array of topics, often student-led, and with opportunities to research and report back on your own areas of interest. Our SSEESing Now series gives expert analysis on stories from the region as they develop.  

Our graduates can be found globally, as the skills acquired combined with area-specific knowledge places you in a unique position to work in areas such as policy-making, diplomacy, media and journalism, NGOs and think-tanks and academia. Close relationships with organisations such as Chatham House, embassies and the FCO facilitate our careers evenings that are hosted at the School. 

Module Videos

A sample of some of the options available at SSEES. For more videos about SSEES, our programmes, modules and recordings of past events, subscribe to our YouTube Channel.

Dr Sean Hanley introduces his MA module 'Governance and Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe' :

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Professor Alena Ledeneva on Informal Practices in Post-Communist Societies:

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Dr Aglaya Snetkov teaches a module on the International and Regional Politics of Eurasia:

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Professor Andrew Wilson discusses his module Undermining Democracy: 

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