UCAS code: RR74
Duration: 4 years
School: Literatures, Languages and Cultures
College: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
In Year 1 you will study two languages and can choose a third course from a different area of the University. You will develop your spoken and written language skills and will study aspects of literature and culture.
In Year 2 you will build on the language skills you developed in your first year and will choose a third course from a range, including Introduction to European Cinema, Introduction to European Theatre, Literature and Culture in Medieval Europe, Politics and Institutions of Contemporary France and Prose Fiction in Comparative Perspective and cultural topics.
If you wish to study Catalan, you can start to learn about the language, history and culture of Catalonia.
You will spend most of Year 3 abroad either studying or working as a language assistant in a school.
In Year 4 you will choose courses on topics such as film and literature, history, politics or language. You will also complete a dissertation.
Find out more about the compulsory and optional courses in this degree programme.
To give you an idea of what you will study on this programme, we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.
Teaching takes place in the School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures, located within the University's Central Area.
You will have access to the School's state-of-the-art computer facilities, Russian television, Russian film collection, language resources and databases, as well as all of the rich holdings in the University's libraries and computer labs.
During Year 3, you will spend a minimum of 30 weeks on approved work or study placement in the country/countries relevant to the language/s studied.
Teaching takes place in and around the School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures, located at 50 George Square, within the University's Central Area. Our state-of-the-art building houses computer labs, a language resource centre, and social facilities as well as tutors’ offices and lecture theatres.
You will be assessed by a combination of coursework and exams.
Find out more about this programme's aims, what you will learn, how you will be assessed and what skills and knowledge you will develop.
To give you an idea of what to expect from this programme, we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.
The opportunities for Russian-speaking graduates, in the UK as well as in Russia and beyond, are many, varied, and steadily expanding.
A qualification in Russian Studies from Edinburgh will give you the intellectual strength and flexibility that so many employers prize in high-level humanities graduates.
Russian is also becoming an increasingly important language for international business, journalism, cultural exchanges, defence, academia, publishing, translation and law.
The typical offer is likely to be:
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:
For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:
This information is part of a government initiative to enhance the material that higher education institutions provide about their degree programmes.
It is one of many sources of information which will enable you to make an informed decision on what and where to study.
Please note that some programmes do not have Unistats data available.
For your compulsory residence abroad in Year 3, we give you a wide range of options. Your costs will depend on where you decide to go and how you spend your time. A placement with an Erasmus work grant, for example, could make this the cheapest year of your programme. Universities outside the EU may charge you a fee for courses, but we will reimburse you for this provided the course has been approved. You will be informed about the cost implications as you plan your year abroad, during Year 2.
For more information on how much it will cost to study with us and the financial support available see our fees and funding information.