Postgraduate Opportunities



The UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies represents the largest concentration in the United Kingdom of research expertise in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, including Russia. The SSEES research community consists of 80 postgraduate students and more than 40 full-time academic members of staff. The range of research undertaken at SSEES includes politics, economics, sociology, literature, culture, history, and anthropology. There are thus potential supervisors available for most of the region and for most of the disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. The possibility of joint supervision (within SSEES or with supervisors drawn from other UCL departments) extends the range of area and disciplinary combinations possible at doctoral level.

In addition to postgraduate research leading to a doctorate, SSEES also offers one- and two-year programmes leading to the award of Master of Research (MRes). Details of the MRes programmes available at SSEES are given on http://www.ssees.ucl.ac.uk/prospect/masters.htm . 

The application procedure for admission to research degrees is given on http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate-study/application .

Students interested in applying for funding should be aware that competition is intense. Success depends not only upon an outstanding academic record and excellent academic references but also upon a considered, well-written, and hence convincing research proposal. Such a proposal should be written (and revised) in consultation with your prospective supervisor. A list of staff and their research interests is available on http://www.ssees.ucl.ac.uk/staffresearch.htm .

The following scholarship competitions are currently open to students beginning a research degree at SSEES. Please note that funding opportunities vary according to applicants’ residency status (UK, EU, Overseas). All studentships will begin by 1 October 2013.

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AHRC Doctoral Competition (for students working in the Arts and Humanities).
SSEES is able to offer one scholarship for Masters study (1 year) and at least three scholarships for MPhil/PhD research (3 years).
Deadline for submission of the UCL admissions application and statement of intent to apply for the AHRC in Russian and Slavonic Studies or History at SSEES: 25 January

ESRC Doctoral Competition (for students working in Economics and the Social Sciences)
SSEES anticipates that it will offer two studentships at the following levels: MPhil/PhD (3 years); MRes + MPhil/PhD (2+3 years or 1+3 years).
Deadline for submission of the UCL admissions application and statement of intent to apply for the specific ESRC award at SSEES: 25 January

SSEES Foundation Scholarship (one three-year entrance scholarship awarded annually) with value of £15,000 p.a.
Deadline for submission of UCL admissions application and statement of intent to apply for the SSEES Foundation Scholarship: 25 January

SSEES Studentships (fees only): SSEES anticipates that it will be able to offer up to six entrance awards to the value of tuition fees at Home/EU level: three for MRes (2 years) and three for MPhil/PhD (3 years).
Deadline for submission of UCL admissions application and statement of intent to apply for the SSEES Scholarship: 25 January

Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities
Applications are invited for three 3-year research studentships in the humanities, funded by the Wolfson Foundation. One studentship will be available in each of the following areas: language, literature, and history.  Further details are available on http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ah/figs/wolfson-postgraduate-scholarship

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Deadline for submission of UCL admissions application: 25 January

For further funding opportunities please click the ‘Apply’ button below or visit:  https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships/graduate/UK-EU_Res

Further information may be obtained from the Head of Postgraduate Research at SSEES, Professor Martyn Rady ([email protected]).

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