UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

If your interests lean strongly towards history and you have A level History (or equivalent), our Russian and History BA provides a coherent combination of courses drawing on the abundance of expertise and material we offer in these fields. Russian can be started from scratch.

Course Modules

Language work: Translation from and into Russian; essay writing in Russian; conversation with native speakers; use of satellite television. Courses available: development and structure of Russian language; history of Russia since 1856; 19th'century Russian literature; contemporary Russian literature; Russian literature to 1800; Russian thought; Russian folklore; Slavonic languages, past and present; modern Russian semantics and stylistics; authors (Pushkin, Gogol, Chekhov, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Mayakovsky, Bulgakov); women's writing in Russia; Russian and Soviet cinema; history of Russian and Soviet theatre; Russian modernism; art and architecture 1650'1930; poetry and short prose; Russian phraseology. Visits to Russia: 10 months for those with A'level Russian; 3 or 5 months for those without A'level Russian. History: Courses include: history of Russia to 1598; history of Russia 1598'1856; history of Russia since 1856; history of the Habsburg monarchy 1790'1918; history of Germany 1800'1945; Russian revolution 1917'1921; nations and nationalism in south'east Europe; Europe since 1945; art and architecture of Russia; the making of modern Ukraine.

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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89% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 84%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 83%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 90%

£19,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

89% Go on to work and/or study

In work 45
Studying 38
Studying and working 6
Unemployed 7
Unknown 4

19% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 47%

Total Coursework: 49%

Total Practical: 4%

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

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