UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Postgraduate Career Destinations

Sample Career Destinations for SSEES Graduate Students (MA and Research Degrees)

Popular organisations for our postgraduates include financial institutions, government services, international agencies and non-governmental organisations, the media, teaching, law and consultancies. Our recent graduates can be found globally and have found employment in 47 countries. 

Economics and Business

Financial Services and Accountancy is a top sector for our graduates, with other 40% of recent graduates from our economics and business programmes entering this sphere. However, graduates of these programmes can also be found in technology and IT; consultancy; research and development; and policy and government, as well as further study in the form of PhD. 

Employers of our graduates include: PwC; KMPG; EY (Ernsy and Young); Accenture; China Development Bank; European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; Goldman Sachs; JP Morgan; Ministry of Justice; News UK; Royal Bank of Scotland. 

Job roles include: Commodities Officer; Banking Analyst; Business Manager; Consultant; Investment Strategist; Risk Analyst; Researcher; Auditor. 

Languages and Culture

Our graduates enter varied sectors, including NGOs and charities, international development; law; publishing and journalism; teaching and education and consultancy, as well as further study. 

Recent employers include: Government of Japan; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand; Global Radio; The Spectator; Citizens Advice Bureau; Proco Global; The Labour Party (UK). 

Job roles include: Translator; Parliamentary Assistant; Diplomat; Assistant Producer; Foreign Rights Assistant; Lawyer; Research Analyst; Teacher. 


Due to small cohorts on the MA History, data is restricted on employer information to protect graduate anonymity. 

Sectors entered include: Academic Research and further study; Accountancy and financial services; IT and technology; policy and government; energy and the environment. 

Job titles include: International Analyst; Reseacher; Regional Finance Analyst, Bookseller. 


Academic research; policy and government; financial services; NGOs and international development;security and intelligence; creative arts and banking and investment are just some of the sectors IMESS graduates end up. 

Recent employers include Citibank; Deloitte; European Bank for Reconstruction and Development; EU Parliament; French Embassy; Embassy of Finland; UNESCO; OSCE and the United Nations. 

Example job roles include Policy Dialogue Coordinator; Political Risk Analyst; Researcher; Business Analyst; Cultural and Cooperation Attache; Economic Forecasting; Translator and Consultants. 

Politics and Sociology 

Policy and Government is the top sector our graduates enter, but they can also be found in journalism, consultancy; NGOs and international development; teaching, and health and social care. 

Recent employers include Bloomberg, British Film Institute (BFI); Civil Service; Deloitte Forensic; Romanian Embassy; Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Financial Times; European Human Rights Advocacy and The Economist. 

Example job roles include Television News Reporter; Researcher; Public Relations Development; Language Analyst; Associate Consultant; Civil Servant; Business Analyst; English Teacher.  

Research Degrees (MRes and PhD)

Unsurprisingly, the top destination for our research graduates is academia, with 29% entering Higher Education research or teaching sectors. Other sectors popular include publishing, journalism and translation; scientific research and development and IT and technology. 

Employers include UCL; King's College London; Cambridge University Press; German Embassy (Athens); London School of Economics; Newcastle University; Thomson Reuters and Transparency International. 

Roles include: Lecturer; Post-Doctoral Fellow; Legal Researcher; Policy Advisor; Economist and Publisher. 

Careers data is taken from the latest available Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey here.