Pathway Leader:
Dr Kristin Roth-Ey

Pathway Institution Training Route 1+3 2+3 +3 +4
Interdisciplinary Area Studies (East European Studies) UCL East European Studies

The Interdisciplinary Area Studies pathway is delivered mainly by the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), an internationally renowned interdisciplinary School engaged in language-based research and teaching which spans a range of disciplines across the social sciences, arts and humanities. SSEES research covers Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe and Russia, with theoretical, comparative and empirical expertise that expands beyond the geographical region of its remit. The IAS PhD programme allows doctoral students to access a wide range of expertise in economics, politics, and sociology, facilitating discipline-based but also genuinely innovative interdisciplinary research combined with the provision of training in an unrivalled number of languages from the region (14). In political science and sociology, the SSEES strengths lie especially in the study of post-conflict and post-socialist societies, democratic transitions, party politics, corruption, migration, transitional justice, identity politics, urban studies, political sociology, international relations and foreign policy. In economics, strengths lie especially in the study of poverty and well-being, corporate governance and finance and their role in economic development, privatisation, entrepreneurship, technology and innovation, empirical macroeconomic modelling and inflation forecasting.

UCL SSEES offers 1+3, 2+3 and +3 pathways, with all elements available full or part-time. Cross-disciplinary supervision and training is particularly encouraged. Applicants are encouraged to contact potential supervisors from SSEES as early as possible, or the Pathway leader, Dr Kristin Roth-Ey ( ).