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.
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.
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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: English Language 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 English Language. You will also complete your dissertation or long essay.
- 48 months
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DisciplinesLanguage Studies Languages Linguistics View 582 other Masters in Linguistics 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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