Russia is the world’s largest country and has the fifth most used language in the world. After a period of political, social and economic transformation, Russia is playing an increasingly bigger role in international politics.
Russian studies at the University will give you a solid understanding of the Russian language and culture. You will study Russian literature, art, music and film and the country’s political history.
Classics is the study of the languages and literatures of the ancient Greeks and Romans. During the Russian Studies and Classics programme at The University of Edinburgh you will explore the highly influential scholarship and literature of the classical world that gave rise to Western society.
After a period of political, social and economic transformation, Russia is playing an increasingly important role in global politics and, as the world’s largest country, has its fifth most widely spoken language.
Opportunities for Russian-speaking graduates, both at home and abroad, are many, varied and steadily expanding. They include business, journalism, culture, defence, publishing, translation and law.
Russian Studies and Classics graduates will have the intellectual strength and flexibility that so many employers prize in high-level humanities graduates. Your year abroad will be of particular benefit in developing the key skills you’ll need to thrive after graduation.
Having developed enhanced research skills during your time with us, especially in Year 4, you may also choose to continue studying at postgraduate level.
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- Year 1
If you have no previous knowledge of Russian you will take Russian Studies 1A, an intensive beginners Russian course.
- Year 2
You will continue to study Russian language, and will also take a course on 19th- and 20th-century Russian literature. You will have the opportunity to take additional courses on European cinema, literature, theatre, languages and medieval culture.
- Year 3
- Year 4
You will spend Year 3 studying or working in a Russian-speaking country and will complete prescribed work in both aspects of your programme: Classics and Russian Studies.
You will develop advanced language skills in spoken and written Russian and choose from a wide range of specialist courses in both Russian and Classics. You will also complete your dissertation or long essay.
- 48 months
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DisciplinesLanguage Studies Languages General Studies & Classics View 1399 other Masters in Language Studies in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- SQA Highers: AAAB-ABBB by end of S5 or AAAA-AABB/ABBBB by end of S6. BBB must be achieved in one year of S4-S6.
- A Levels: AAB - ABB.
- IB: 39 points with 666 at HL - 34 points with 655 at HL.
International20950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20950 GBP per year during 48 months.
EU/EEA1820 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
- Home - RUK fees: £9,250
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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