UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Undergraduate Module Listings

UCL SSEES Undergraduate Modules


Economics and Business

Level 4 Modules

SESS0007 - Introduction to Microeconomics

SESS0008 - Introduction to Macroeconomics

SESS0009 - Applied Game Theory for Economics and Business

SESS0010 - Contemporary Issues in International Business

SESS0080 - Mathematics for Economists - only for students on HPE programme


Level 5 & 6 Modules

SESS0023 - Applied Econometrics

SESS0036 - Economics of Innovation - not offered in 23-24

SESS0042 - Economics of the Family

SESS0024 - Economic History and Ideas

SESS0019 - Emerging Market Economies: Economics of Transition

SESS0021 - European Macroeconomics

SESS0084 - Industrial Dynamics: Theory and Empirical Applications

SESS0068 - International Macroeconomics

SESS0063 - International Trade

SESS0022 - New Venture Creation

SESS0026 - Political Economy of European Integration

SESS0087 - Qualitative Research Methods for Economics and Business

SESS0041 - The Economics of Entrepreneurship

SESS0039 - Topics in Financial Management I

SESS0040 - Topics in Financial Management II

SESS0020 - Topics in Microeconomics

SESS0073 - Economics of Political Institutions

SESS0093 - Economic Psychology

SESS0095 - Labour Economics



First-year foundation (‘core’) modules

SEHI0003 - Frontiers of History

SSEES History modules now administered by the UCL History include. Please see the UCL History website for further details.

Politics and Sociology

Level 4 Modules  (Available to Politics and Sociology, and HPE students.)

SESS0013 - Understanding Society: Introduction to Social Theory

SESS0014 - Understanding Society: Introduction to Political Sociology

SESS0015 - Communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

SESS0016 - Understanding Politics I: The Big Questions in Contemporary Europe

SESS0017 - Understanding Politics II: How Politics Works

SESS0018 - Communist Societies 1945-1989

SESS0082 - Introduction to International Relations: Concepts and Ideas

SESS0083 - Introduction to International Relations: Themes and Issues (Not running in 2024/25)

Level 5 & 6 Modules

ANTH0056 - Anthropological Approaches to Eurasian Socialist and Post Soviet Societies 

BASC0011- Migration and Health

SEES0090 - Cities in Eastern Europe

SEES0159 - Law, Politics and Society in Eastern Europe

SESS0002 - Governance and Corruption 

SESS0004 - The Making of Modern Ukraine

SESS0005 - Baltic Politics and Society

SESS0006 - Understanding and Analysing Data 

SESS0027 - The History of European Political Ideas

SESS0029 - Politics and Society in Central and Eastern Europe

SESS0030 - Russian Politics and Society

SESS0031 - Concepts of Security

SESS0033 - Comparative Political Analysis - (not offered to students on Economics programme)

SESS0034 - Researching Politics and Society

SESS0035 - Post-Soviet Politics and Society

SESS0044 - Soviet and Russian Foreign Policy

SESS0046 - European Security

SESS0048 - Central and East European Migrants in the UK

SESS0050 - The Crisis of 1989 and the New Global Revolutions 

SESS0051 - Social Change in Central and Eastern Europe 

SESS0052 - Parties and Elections in a Global Perspective 

SESS0061 - Democracy and Democratisation

SESS0062 - Politics and Societies of Southeast Europe

SESS0074 - Undermining Democracy: Political Manipulation in Comparative Perspective

SESS0076 - The International Politics of Sexuality (Not running in 2024/25)

SESS0081 - International and Regional Politics of Eurasia (Not running in 2024/25)

SESS0085 - Migration and Society - Eastern Europe and Beyond (Not running in 2024/25)

SESS0090  Soviet and Russian strategy in the Middle East

SESS0091 - The Roma: History, Society, Culture and Politics in Eastern Europe

SESS0092 - Revolutions and Society: Revolution in the Modern World: 1600-2021

SESS0097 - Central Asian Politics and Society (Not running in 2024/25)

SESS0098 - European Union and its Eastern Neighbourhood (Not running in 2024/25)

SESS0099 - Belarus: History Politics and Society (Not running in 2024/25)


Literature and Culture - Russia and East European

Level 4 Modules (First Year Russian)

SERS0008 - Russian Short Fiction from Romanticism to Postmodernism

SERS0010 - The Making of Modern Russian Culture

SERS0012 - Representations of Russia

SERS0014 - Russian and Soviet Cinema: History, Ideology, Society


Level 4 Modules (East European)

SEEE0013 - Literature and Memory


Interdepartmental modules - please note level

SEEE0002 - How Words Work: Sounds and Sense, Linguistics and Verbal Art (Inter-departmental) - Level 5

SEEE0003 - How Words Work - Meaning and Modularity (Inter-departmental) - Level 5 (not running 24/25)

SEEE0004 - Vampires, Society and Culture: Transylvania and Beyond (Inter-departmental)- Level 5 (not running 24/25)

SEEE0005 - Narratives of Exile (Inter-departmental) - Level 5

SEEE0006 - Tales of the Unexpected: the supernatural and fantastic in literature, 1800-1930 (Inter-departmental) - Level 5

SEEE0007 - Languages in Contact along the Danube: Intercultural Frictions and Flows (Inter-departmental) - Level 5

SEEE0009 - War, Trauma and Memory in East European Cinema (Inter-departmental) - Level 5

SEEE0010 - Minority Languages of Russia: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity and Endangerment (Inter-departmental) - Level 5

SEEE0011 - Staging Europe (Inter-departmental) - Level 5

SEEE0012 - Crossroads of Culture: Language and Identity in the Literatures of Ukraine from Crimea to the Shtetls  (Inter-departmental) - Level 6

SEEE0013 - Literature and Memory (Inter-departmental) - Level 4

SEEE0014 - Contemporary Art and Politics of Russia and Eastern Europe (Inter-departmental) - Level 6 

SEEE0015 -  Between the Alps and the Adriatic: Modern Slovene Culture and Literature - Level 5

SEEE0016 -  Regional and National Identities: History of Baltic Literature - Level 4 

SEEE0017 - Old Church Slavonic and Comparative Slavonic Grammar as a Language Learning Strategy - Level 5

SEEE0020 - Writing from the Other Europe - Level 5 


Level 5 Modules (Russian) -

Modules with an [R] require the ability to read Russian

SERS0025 - Russian Poetry from Pushkin to Brodsky [R]

SERS0027 - Russian and Soviet Cinema: Gender, Sexuality and Biopolitics (not running 2024-25) 

SERS0029 - Chekhov: The Quest for Freedom [R] (not running 2024/25)

SERS0031 - The Person, Love and Utopia in Russian Thought

SERS0033 - Identities in Nineteenth- Century Russian Literature [R] 

SERS0034 - The Petersburg 'Text' in Russian Literature and Culture: From Romanticism to Modernism [R] (not running 2024/25)

Level 5 Modules (Year 2 East European)

SEEB0009 - Introduction to Bulgarian Culture and Literature (not running 2024/25)

SEEC0009 - Introduction to Czech Literature

SEEF0009 - Introduction to Finnish Society and Culture

SEEH0026 - Introduction to Hungarian Literature

SEEP0009 - Introduction to Polish Literature

SEEP0016 - Contemporary Polish Cinema

SEER0009 - Introduction to Romanian Literature

SEEY0010 - Introduction to Serbian and Croatian Literature

SEEU0017 - Ukrainian Culture and Text A 

SEEU0027 - Ukrainian Culture and Text B 




Level 6 Modules (Russian) -

Modules with an [R]  require the ability to read Russian

SERS0031 - The Person, Love and Utopia in Russian Thought

SERS0043 - Soviet Literature in Revolution: Experiments with Fictional Forms 1917-53 [R]

SERS0079 - Pushkin [R]

SERS0045 - Russian and Soviet Cinema: Innovation and Experiment (not running 2024/25)

SERS0047 - Contemporary Russian Cinema

SERS0049 - Russian Poetry in the Silver Age [R] (not running 2024/25)

SERS0051 - Late-Soviet and Post-Soviet Literature and Culture [R]

SERS0106 - Reading and Discussion of Texts in Russian - Level 6 

SERS0107 - Writing, Editing and Blogging in Russian - Level 6


SERS0108 - Saboteurs, Stakhanovites and Spies: Writing the Stalinist 1930s (not running 2024/25)

Level 6 Modules (East European)

SEEB0009 - Bulgarian Literature (not running 2024/25)

SEEC0014 Czech and Slovak Literature 

SEEF0015 - Advanced Finnish Society and Culture

SEEP0014 - Polish Literature 3

SEER0014 - Romanian Literature 3

SEEY0015 - Serbian and Croatian Literature 3

SESS0004 - The Making of Modern Ukraine


ANTH0056 - Anthropological Approaches to Eurasian Socialist and Post Soviet Societies (not running 2024/25)

SEES0090 - Cities in Eastern Europe

SEES0137 SSEES Research Project (Half) - 15-credit Dissertation

SESS0053 Freestanding Dissertation - 30-credit Dissertation

[R] - requires ability to read Russian

Language Modules -  Specialist core modules for Language Degrees


Year 1

SERS0001 - Comprehension of Russian (Year 1A) - Ab initio track - Level 4

SERS0002 - Use of Russian (Year 1A)   - Ab initio track - Level 4

SERS0003- Comprehension of Russian (Year 1) - Post A-Level track - Level 4

SERS0005 - Use of Russian (Year 1) - Post A-Level track - Level 4

Year 2

SERS0016 - Comprehension of Russian (Year 2A) - Ab initio track - Level 5

SERS0018 - Use of Russian (Year 2A) - Ab initio track - Level 5

SERS0020 - Comprehension of Russian (Year 2) - Post A-Level track - Level 5

SERS0022 - Use of Russian (Year 2) - Post A-Level track - Level 5

Year 4

SERS0037 - Comprehension of Russian (Year 4) - Level 6

SERS0039 - Use of Russian (Year 4) - Level 6

Language Modules - Specialist core modules for Language Degrees

East European Languages and Culture


SEEB0001 - Bulgarian Language Level 1

SEEB0005 - Bulgarian Language Level 2a - Comprehension

SEEB0007 - Bulgarian Language Level 2b - Production

SEEB0010 - Bulgarian Language Level 3a - Comprehension

SEEB0012 -Bulgarian Language Level 3b - Production


SEEC0001 - Czech Language Level 1

SEEC0005 - Czech Language Level 2a - Comprehension

SEEC0007 - Czech Language Level 2b - Production

SEEC0010 - Czech Language Level 3a- Comprehension

SEEC0012 - Czech Language Level 3b - Production


SEEF0001 - Finnish Language Level 1

SEEF0005 - Finnish Language Level 2a - Comprehension

SEEF0007 - Finnish Language Level 2b - Production

SEEF0011 - Finnish Language Level 3a - Comprehension

SEEF0013 - Finnish Language Level 3b - Production


SEEH0001 - Hungarian Language Level 1

SEEH0006 - Hungarian Language Level 2a Comprehension 

SEEH0016 - Hungarian Language Level 2b - Production 

SEEH0024 - Hungarian Language Level 3a Comprehension 

SEEH0011 - Hungarian Language Level 3b - Production 


SEEP0001 - Polish Language Level 1 

SEEP0005 - Polish Language Level 2a - Comprehension

SEEP0007 - Polish Language Level 2b - Production

SEEP0010  - Polish Language Level 3a - Comprehension

SEEP0012  - Polish Language Level 3b - Production


SEER0001 - Romanian Language Level 1

SEER0005 - Romanian Language Level 2a - Comprehension

SEER0007 - Romanian Language Level 2b - Production

SEER0010 - Romanian Language Level 3a - Comprehension 

SEER0012 - Romanian Language Level 3b - Production 


SEEY0001 - Serbian/Croatian Language Level 1

SEEY0006 - Serbian and Croatian Language Level 2a - Comprehension 

SEEY0008 - Serbian and Croatian Language Level 2b - Production

SEEY0011 - Serbian and Croatian Language Level 3a - Comprehension

SEEY0013 - Serbian and Croatian Language Level 3b - Production


SEEU0001 - Ukrainian Language Level 1

SEEU0007 - Ukrainian Language Level 2a- Comprehension

SEEU0009 - Ukrainian Language Level 2b - Production

SEEU0011 - Ukrainian Language Level 3a - Comprehension 

SEEU0012 - Ukrainian Language Level 3b - Production 

 Language Modules - Off Track modules open to all UCL students

SSEES offers a range of 15 credit modules which can be taken by students across UCL. These can also be taken to fulfil the UCL Modern Foreign Language requirement. The run for a whole academic year.

Level A

SEEB0014 Bulgarian A

SEEC0017 Czech A

SEEF0026 Finnish A

SEEH0003 Hungarian A

SEEP0003 Polish A

SEER0003 Romanian A

SERS0007 Russian A

SEEY0017 Serbian/Croatian A

SEEV0001 Slovene A

SEEU0019 Ukrainian A

Level B

SEEB0017 Bulgarian B

SEEC0020 Czech B

SEEF0021 Finnish B

SEEH0017 Hungarian B

SEEP0020 Polish B

SEER0017 Romanian B

SERS0024 Russian B

SEEY0020 Serbian/Croatian B

SEEV0002 Slovene B

SEEU0022 Ukrainian B

Level C

SEEB0022 Bulgarian C

SEEC0026 Czech C

SEEF0022 Finnish C

SEEH0018 Hungarian C

SEEP0021 Polish C

SEER0018 Romanian C

SERS0036 Russian C

SEEY0003 Serbian/Croatian C

SEEV0003 Slovene C

SEEU0031 Ukrainian C

Level D

SERS0078 Russian D