UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

The Russian Studies BA at SSEES is the most comprehensive single'subject Russian degree programme in the country. The programme cultivates a high proficiency in the Russian language and develops your skills in analysis, presentation, problem'solving and intercultural understanding.

Course Modules

All years: Applicants choose their specialisation from 3 tracks: literature and culture; politics, economics, culture and society; history and culture; course offers the opportunity to acquire high level of proficiency in, and knowledge of, the modern Russian language, and a broad knowledge and understanding of Russian life and culture, in both historical and contemporary perspective; choice of courses in cultural studies, literature, politics, economics, history, society, geography and linguistics. Courses available include: Literature and culture: Russian poetry; Russian short prose; Russian literature in the 19th century; Russian prose fiction from Lenin to Elitism; major Russian authors; Russian cinema; Russian music; Russian thought; Russian theatre. Politics and economics: introduction to politics; introduction to economics; principles of sociology; Russian foreign policy; Russian economic transition. History: introduction to Russian history; history of Russia to 1598; history of Russian 1598'1856; the Russian revolution; Russian in the reign of Peter the Great; Russian and the west 1762'1825.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time With Time Abroad
BA (Hons) £16,130  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Full Time With Time Abroad
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • SQA Advanced Higher ABB-AAB
  • Irish Leaving Certificates AAABB
  • GCE A-level ABB-AAB
  • European Baccalaureate 77%
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Diploma DDD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DDD
  • SQA Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade

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82% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 72%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 87%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 93%

£20,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 50
Studying 30
Studying and working 5
Unemployed 10
Unknown 5

21% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 54%

Total Coursework: 41%

Total Practical: 5%

£5,337 - £7,371
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,915 - £6,624
Typical cost of private accommodation