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Arts with a major in Russian Studies, B.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
In the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Russian Studies at Macquarie University, you'll gain proficiency in the Russian language and a strong understanding of the culture, history and society of Russia.


Courses within Russian Studies include language, culture and cinema. Students in their final year undertake a research project written in either English or Russian. Russian is one of the official languages of the United Nations, and with the increased foreign investment in the Russian economy, graduates with Russian language skills are in high demand in the workplace. If you want to use this major professionally, you should consider combining it with arts, science, education, politics, international communication, law, media, economics or finance.

Key features of this Bachelor of Arts with a major in Russian Studies at Macquarie University:

  • Use your knowledge of Russian in whatever career you choose, whether in European business, a government/diplomatic role, or in an academic role specialising in the history or politics of Russia.
  • Travel scholarships are available for study in Russia, in a University-run residential course or under exchange agreements.
  • Units within this major, including language, culture and cinema, are taught by highly qualified native Russian speakers.


Students with an interest in the Russian language and culture.

Career Opportunities

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Apply early! It is a good idea to apply at least two to three months before Session begins, to have enough time to organise your student visa.   
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    80 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Russian
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Advanced Russian
  • Women in Russian Culture
  • Russian Cinema
  • Advanced Residential Unit in Russia
  • Russian Research Option
  • Unity and Diversity: International Studies Research Option

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements


To apply for an undergraduate program, international students will need to have completed one or more of the following academic qualifications:

  • A recognised senior secondary school qualification or university entrance examination, such as the New South Wales Higher School Certificate (NSW HSC) or other equivalent Australian or overseas high school qualification
  • A recognised university Foundation course
  • A recognised 2 or 3-year Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree
  • At least one year of a university degree from a recognised institution

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33000 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    6566 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6566 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Sydney

  • 1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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