Research course

Slavonic and East European Studies

UCL - University College London · SSEES - School of Slavonic and East European Studies

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree, and usually a Master’s degree in a relevant subject, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Students intending to seek Research Council funding are required to undertake a Master’s degree first.

Months of entry


Course content

SSEES has multi-disciplinary expertise across the humanities and social sciences and offers research degrees in all of its four programme areas: Economics and Business, History, Languages and Culture (including film, linguistics, literature, thought); Politics and Sociology.

Recent or on-going SSEES doctoral projects include: Economics and Business Competition and Entrepreneurship as Engines of Growth Economics of Health Behaviours in the Russian Federation History Being European: Russian Travel Writing and the Balkans, 1804–1877 Being without a State: the Thought of Petr Kropotkin between Statehood and Statelessness Languages and Culture Cinematic Bordelands: Ukrainian Poetic Cinema and the ‘Experiential Ethnographic Modality’ The Portrayal of Female Sexual Desire in 20th-century Czech Literature Politics and Sociology Electoral Performance of Popularist Radical Right Parties Gender in the Croatian Nationalist Struggle

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
International students
£16,690 (FT) £8,500 (PT)

AHRC and ESRC Scholarships for MA, MRes and PhD study and IMESS Studentships are available. The SSEES Foundation Scholarship for PhD study is awarded annually. The Victor and Rita Swoboda Memorial Fund Scholarship supports a PhD in any discipline within Ukrainian Studies.

Funding opportunities available for students is provided by the UCL Graduate School.

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
full time
36 months


part time
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Miss Anastasia Barsukova
+44 (0)20 7679 8775