Bachelor On Campus

Russian Studies and English Literature

The University of Edinburgh

48 months
23100 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Students in the Russian Studies and English Literature programme at The University of Edinburgh aims to develop your critical, analytic, linguistic and creative skills by engaging with a broad range of texts in both Russian and English, and a variety of approaches to reading.



Russia plays an important role in global cultural and political contexts. It is the world's largest country with the eighth most widely spoken language.

On this joint Russian Studies and English Literature programme at The University of Edinburgh, you'll learn the Russian language in the context of Russian literature and culture, past and present.

Through intense language training including a year in a Russian-speaking country, you have the opportunity to learn to read, write, speak and translate Russian to a high standard while gaining the broad cultural education prized by graduate employers.

Specialist options include courses in:

  • Russian literature

  • Russian language and society

  • Russian politics

  • post-Soviet culture

English Literature

Our English Literature curriculum explores the cultural contexts of writing in English from the late middle-ages to the present day.

By enhancing your unique literary and critical faculties, the programme prepares you to contribute to a society in which an understanding of texts of all kinds is crucially important.

Career opportunities

Opportunities for Russian-speaking graduates, both at home and abroad, are many, varied and steadily expanding.

They include:

  • publishing
  • journalism
  • marketing
  • arts and culture
  • defence
  • business
  • translation
  • law
  • policy analysis
  • civil service
  • teaching

Russian Studies and English Literature graduates will have the intellectual strength and flexibility that so many employers prize in high-level humanities graduates.

Programme Structure


If you have no previous knowledge of Russian you will take Russian Studies 1A, an intensive beginners Russian course.

If you have studied the language before, you will take the Russian Studies 1B course which provides advanced Russian language study.

Both of these courses include a unit on Russian culture.

English Literature

You will take two Literary Studies courses which will introduce you to the essential skills needed for the critical close reading of the core literary genres of:

  • poetry

  • drama

  • prose

You will read works of literature written in English from around the world, and encounter a range of ideas about the nature and purpose of literary study.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

The standard entry requirement is:

  • 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: 36 points with 665 at HL - 34 points with 655 at HL.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23100 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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