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Russian Studies pathway - Modern Languages MLitt
Expand your academic understanding of Russian culture, literature, and language. Alongside an in-depth exploration of theory and training in research methodologies, you will pursue directed study into topics that will broaden and develop your own research interests.
You can take Russian studies as a single-subject pathway or in combination with another language pathway within the Modern Languages MLitt programme.
- A 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in Russian or a similar course of academic study with substantial course components in the area of Russian studies. If you studied your first degree outside the UK, see the international entry requirements on the institute website.
- English language proficiency. See English language tests and qualifications on the institute website.
The qualifications listed are indicative minimum requirements for entry. Some academic Schools will ask applicants to achieve significantly higher marks than the minimum. Obtaining the listed entry requirements will not guarantee you a place, as the University considers all aspects of every application including, where applicable, the writing sample, personal statement, and supporting documents.
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Students from each of the six pathways complete a shared module providing a theoretical basis for the programme and an opportunity to make new academic and social contacts.
- Literary and Cultural Theory (1)
The optional modules taken will vary depending on whether Russian studies is taken as a single-subject pathway or in combination with another pathway. On the Russian studies pathway, the optional modules are:
- Literary and Cultural Theory (2)
- New Approaches to the Russian Literary Canon
- Problems of Culture and Identity
- Research and Professional Skills
- Specialised Research in Russian Studies
Student dissertations will be supervised by members of the teaching staff who will advise on the choice of subject and provide guidance throughout the research process. The completed dissertation of not more than 15,000 words must be submitted by a date specified in August.
If students choose not to complete the dissertation requirement for the MLitt, there are exit awards available that allow suitably qualified candidates to receive a Postgraduate Diploma. By choosing an exit award, you will finish your degree at the end of the second semester of study and, assuming you have attained appropriate grades, receive a PGDip instead of an MLitt.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
The School promotes discipline-specific and collaborative teaching and learning so that students may explore their own particular interests in greater depth and breadth.
Classes are delivered through a mixture of lectures, seminars and tutorials. Classes are intentionally small, with many being one-to-one or in very small groups. Lectures are usually in groups of up to 20. Modules are assessed through coursework; there are no final exams.
For more information about tuition fees, please visit our website.
Course type: Postgraduate, leading to a Master of Letters (MLitt) in Modern Languages.
The MLitt provides academic learning and research skills training for students intending to continue to a doctoral or other research degrees.
As well as the PhD degree, the School of Modern Languages offers supervision for two research-based Masters degrees – the Master of Studies by Research (MSt (Res)) and the Master of Philosophy (MPhil).
Alongside your academic learning, you will develop your broader capabilities and employability. All Masters students have access to the Professional Skills Curriculum, a flexible programme of workshops, lectures, and online materials to help you develop your personal and professional skills.
The School also works closely with the University Careers Centre to provides Masters students with careers advice and support, including advice for those who intend to continue to a doctoral degree.
Graduates have gone on to careers in fields including:
- energy resource management
- international development
- UN interpreting
- public policy
- the civil and diplomatic services
- University academics and administrators.
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