If you haven’t studied Russian before, the Russian B course from the University of Leeds will combine intensive language learning with the chance to study Russian culture, history and politics. You’ll develop spoken and written Russian skills and gain an insight into life in this vast and diverse country.
Core modules will allow you to build your language skills and introduce you to key aspects of Russian culture, such as music, literature or the nation’s modern history. But you’ll also choose optional modules to pursue your own interests, from Fyodor Dostoevsky to culture under the Soviet regime and gender identity in Russian society. You’ll even spend a year at a Russian university to gain first-hand experience.With an active student-led Slavonic society and much of our teaching conducted by native Russian speakers, Leeds is home to a strong community of individuals with an interest in Russian and Slavonic studies. It’s a great environment in which to explore a unique part of the world.
Russian graduates have proficiency in a major world language, as well as an appreciation of the culture in which it is spoken. They are also equipped with valuable transferable skills that are highly sought by employers.For example, you’ll be able to research topics independently and think critically about what you find. You’ll also be able to draw your own conclusions and present them effectively, both verbally and in writing. You’ll be a strong communicator, comfortable in a team and on your year abroad you will learn to adapt to new environments and situations.
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This programme will introduce you to Russian at beginners’ level. If you already have some knowledge of the language, you may wish to apply for the advanced programme BA Russian A.
Your first year will introduce you to the Russian language, as well as aspects of the nation’s cultural history and literature. This will allow you to build language skills and a level of cultural awareness, which you’ll then cultivate during a year at a Russian university.
When you come back to Leeds, you’ll have improved language skills and a fresh perspective to bring to your studies. You’ll take advanced core language modules to refine your spoken and written Russian, while you’ll also choose from a range of optional modules to explore topics such as Russian media and literature, or practical skills such as translation.
Throughout your studies, you’ll develop critical, research and communication skills, which you’ll put into practice in your final year when you produce an independently researched dissertation.
You’ll spend your second year studying at the Institute of Russian Language and Culture at Moscow State University. It’s a fantastic opportunity to benefit from expert instruction in intensive language classes, as well as optional seminars on topics such as history, grammar and the media. Of course, you’ll also have plenty of time outside the classroom to travel and explore the real Russia.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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