UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


IMESS (International Masters in Economy, State and Society)

IMESS (International Masters in Economy, State and Society) is the leading two-year programme in comparative area studies that helps you to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, the Baltics, Russia, the Caucasus and Central Asia.

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IMESS offers you the chance to study the economies, states and societies of Central and Eastern Europe over a two-year period across a consortium of powerful European universities coordinated by UCL – one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary universities. All students will spend their first year at UCL SSEES and their second year at a partner university in the region. 

Our graduates have taken leadership positions in distinguished private and public sector organisations (including the IMF, EBRD, Risk Control, banks and financial institutions, diplomacy and media, civil service, self-employment) and many have continued with doctoral studies.