SSEES Masters Degree Programmes
Drawing on its unique multidisciplinary expertise in teaching and research, UCL SSEES is able to offer an unrivalled range and quality of MA and MRes programmes across the four programme areas of the Department: Economics and Business; Politics and Sociology; Languages and Culture; and History. Each year we enrol more than 150 new Masters students and the graduates of our 11 programmes have an enviable record in securing employment in both the public and private sectors.
One Year MA Programmes (also available as part-time)
Economics and Business
Politics and Sociology
Languages and Culture
Two Year MA Programme
Since 2007, UCL SSEES has led a consortium of 8 prestigious universities in delivering a unique and unparalleled two-year programme - IMESS - involving one year of study at UCL and one year in one of our Eastern European partner universities.
Master of Research (MRes) Programmes
Recognising the increasing demand for and importance of training postgraduate students in research methods UCL SSEES offers two exciting MRes programmes: a one-year MRes fast-tracking students in social science (Economics and Politics) research methodologies and a two-year programme, incorporating an innovative core in interdisciplinary studies.
All of our Masters programmes offer the chance to learn a new East European Language
With their specialist knowledge and language skills, SSEES MA graduates can be found in business, finance, the media, international agencies, charities, diplomacy, international security organisations, the law, and academe. Recent employer destinations include Independent Television News, the Financial Times, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), NATO, Risk Control Group, the IMF, the EBRD, Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ), Amnesty International, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Chase Manhattan, the Bank of England, and the EU. Some advise the Russian, Polish, American, and other governments, and the European Commission.
SSEES MA students enjoy the benefits of the UCL Careers Service, and are encouraged to make
early use of it for career planning, and marketing their additional skills and education.
To support its students in the employment market, SSEES also arranges an employer evening reception during the year which enables finalists and graduate students to make direct contact with employers. Students on the two-year programmes are supported in obtaining a relevant internship where possible.
And here are just some of the other reasons for choosing to study at SSEES:
- Choose from eleven different degrees (see below) offering programmes in culture, economics, history, literature and politics.
- Choose from one- and two-year programmes including IMESS, an international degree delivered by a consortium of world-leading universities, coordinated by UCL.
- Study at UCL, one of the world's leading multidisciplinary universities and located in the heart of London's famous Bloomsbury area
- Receive thorough training in discipline, research methods and area studies - an ideal foundation for doctoral studies or employment in the private and public sectors
- Take advantage of the opportunity to learn or develop a language of the SSEES region
- Gain access to the SSEES Library, one of the leading teaching and research collections in Europe for the study of Central and Eastern Europe and Russia.
- Enjoy seminars, regular high profile international speakers, conferences, and other events throughout the year
MA/MRes/PhD Open Evening - 15 November 2012
If you are thinking about taking an MA/MRes/PhD, then please come along to our Postgraduate Open Evening on 15th November 2012, to be held in the Senior Common Room, 4th Floor SSEES Building from 4pm. There will be the opportunity to speak with academic and administrative staff about our exciting postgraduate programmes, in an informal setting.
To book your place, please email email@example.com stating which area of study you are interested in.
Joint Faculty Graduate Open Day - 21 November 2012
SSEES is taking part in a joint faculty open day with the School of Arts and Humanities and School of Social and Historical Sciences on Wednesday 21 November 2012, from 11am. This event is an opportunity for prospective students to see what makes UCL one of the world's top 10 universities.
Further information and registration
Finance and Funding
In addition to a range of UCL scholarships, which include Masters awards through the ESRC Doctoral Training Centre (DTC) and the AHRC Block Grant Partnership (BGP), SSEES anticipates that it will be able to offer up to three scholarships to the value of tuition fees at Home/EU level. A number of scholarships are also being offered for participation in the two-year 'International Masters in Economy, State and Society' (see www.imess.eu for further details).
For further details about next year's Fees and about funding opportunities please follow the links provided below:
The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme
The Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (with funding from the Department for International Development (DFID), and UK universities, to support scholarships for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the United Kingdom.
The aim of the scheme is to assist students from developing Commonwealth countries who are of excellent academic calibre but for financial reasons would not otherwise be able to afford to study in the United Kingdom. The scheme allows them to benefit from postgraduate study at a university in the United Kingdom which will help them to contribute toward the development of their home countries.
Only applicants for MA Comparative Business Economics, MA Politics, Security and Integration and MA Institutions, Development and Globalisation are eligible.
The deadline for applications is to be confirmed.
For further information please contact:
Tel: 020 7679 8830
Fax: 020 7679 8722
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