UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


UCL SSEES New Students 2022

Welcome to the SSEES Undergraduate New Students Pages

Congratulations on receiving an offer to study at UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies.  You have all been carefully selected as candidates who we think will excel at SSEES and who will contribute to the vibrant interdisciplinary environment at UCL.  You should be very proud of your achievement.

We hope that you will choose to study with us.  If you do, you’ll be joining an institution with a rich history of developing expertise on a critical world region, one that has been addressing problems of global magnitude for more than one hundred years.  UCL SSEES is one of the leading centres in the United Kingdom for Slavonic Studies, and we attract outstanding and motivated undergraduates from around the globe to study here.  We have a long list of successful alumni who have made stellar contributions in government, policy, journalism, media, business and finance, academia, and much more.

The ongoing war in Ukraine has made the expertise and training that we offer even more important and urgent.  Our staff and students have been engaged in a broad spectrum of responses, advising policy makers, briefing the media, and organizing humanitarian relief.  It is more important than ever to promote study of this region, and you would be joining a stellar group of experts and students when you pursue your studies at SSEES.

This site is dedicated to UCL SSEES Undergraduate and Postgraduate Offer Holders and is designed to show you highlights from our events, introductions to the outstanding achievements of our staff, and links to helpful pages – all in one place. We hope the site will show you the extraordinary student experience offered at UCL SSEES.

With very best wishes,

Diane P. Koenker


Our subject areas

Learn more about our four subject areas and hear from current students.




Careers and employability

SSEES graduates have a unique range of expertise, grounded in advanced methodological training in their chosen discipline and applied to the area studies context. With the current political and economic climate, there has never been a bigger need for knowledge of the SSEES region. 

Programme Induction Information and Module Registration

Select your degree programme for specific guidance:
Please check these pages regularly, as they will be updated with new information.

History, Politics and Economics BA

For programme structure and module information, please visit the Programme Handbook

Economics and Business with East European Studies BA

For programme structure and module information, please visit the Programme Handbook

Politics, Sociology and East European Studies BA

For programme structure and module information, please visit the Programme Handbook

Russian and/or East European Languages and Culture BA Programmes



For programme structure and module information, please visit the Programme Handbook

Affiiliate (Erasmus/Visiting) Student

This will be updated shortly. 

Getting Involved and Student Support- All Students

This will be updated shortly. 

Module Videos

Curious to find out more about the modules you will have an opportunity to study? Our lecturers regularly record short introduction videos to make sure your study choices are well-informed. You can find a sample below, and many more on our YouTube channel!

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