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Russian Studies and English Language

The University of Edinburgh

48 months
Duration
20950 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
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About

This joint programme in Russian Studies and English Language at The University of Edinburgh offers a comprehensively broad and challengingly deep training in the academic study of the English language. 

Overview

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.

You will also have the opportunity to study in Russia to improve your language skills and experience Russian culture first hand.

The Russian Studies and English Language programme at The University of Edinburgh aims to develop serious academic interest in and specialist knowledge of all well-understood aspects of the English language both historically and currently, and at all relevant levels of structure and analysis.

In so doing, it offers you opportunities to develop intellectual and methodological capacities in rigorous, exact and strongly-theorised analysis. English language is a subject which is both historical and descriptive, and both text-focused and theoretical. In these several respects, the subject can be seen as encompassing and reflecting the traditions of both philology and linguistic theory.

The University of Edinburgh’s linguistics and phonetics equipment, for use experimentally and in fieldwork, is among the best in the world. You will also be able to study Scots language which has its own rich linguistic and literary tradition.

Career opportunities

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 English Language 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.

Programme Structure

  • 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

    You will spend Year 3 studying or working in a Russian-speaking country and will complete prescribed work in both aspects of your programme: English Language and Russian Studies.

  • Year 4

You will develop advanced language skills in spoken and written Russian and choose from a wide range of specialist courses in both Russian and English Language. You will also complete your dissertation or long essay.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20950 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • Home - RUK fees: £9,250

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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