UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies (SSEES)

The UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) is one of the UK's largest institutions for research and teaching on Russia, the Baltics, and Central, Eastern and South-East Europe. The School’s mission is to foster cross-disciplinary approaches to area studies, using expertise in our primary geographical region to generate knowledge and understanding of the broader world. Our work is organized into four interrelated programmes: Economics and Business; History; Languages and Culture; Politics and Sociology. With our spectacular library and award-winning building in the heart of London, at the centre of a vibrant network of national and international connections, SSEES provides a unique and dynamic environment where students acquire the expertise and skills that employers want, including an unparalleled range of languages.

Student in SSEES Library


We have almost 900 students within the School studying undergraduate, postgraduate, research and affiliate (exchange) programmes. Find out why you should join us and what we offer. 

Poland Protests


UCL was the top-rated university in the UK by research strength (according to REF 2014) and SSEES is an active centre for research; helping expand our understanding of the world and particularly the SSEES region.