Course details

A Levels BBB Other entry requirements
UCAS code R7RR
Duration 4 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Russian and Slavonic Studies Polish

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Admissions Tutor
Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 7406
Email slc-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Website sheffield.ac.uk/russian/undergraduates

Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies

Top 10 for Russian and Eastern European Languages
The Times Good University Guide 2017

Course description

You'll take either a beginners or a post-A Level Russian course, and will learn Polish from scratch. You'll receive a thorough grounding in all aspects of the spoken and written language, and take modules in cultural and social history.

Our optional modules cover literature, East European cinema, art and visual culture and linguistics. You study Polish from level one and take modules in Polish history and literature.

Your third year will be equally split between universities in Russia and either Warsaw or Cracow.

Modules: what you study and when

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels BBB typically including a modern foreign language*
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification BBC typically including a modern foreign language* + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 32, typically with 6 in Higher Level in a modern foreign language*
BTEC DDM + typically an appropriate modern foreign language qualification*
Cambridge Pre-U M2 M2 M2 typically including a modern foreign language*
Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher BBBBB+B typically including a modern foreign language*
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+BB typically including a modern foreign language*
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • *If you are not studying a modern foreign language, the department will consider other evidence of aptitude for language learning (such as a languages GCSE or, for non-native speakers of English, an English language qualification).
  • Applicants with prior knowledge of or a qualification in Russian or Polish language are welcome to apply, and the course will be tailored to meet their needs
  • International students need an overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules - what you study and when

Our students usually select from a range of compulsory and optional modules to add up to 120 credits.

Some departments offer courses that don't feature optional modules whereas other courses are fully flexible.

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The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.

In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Learning and assessment

These figures give an indication of how you'll learn and be assessed. They're a combined average of all the years of the course. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Learning
Scheduled teaching 19%
Independent study 57%
Placement 25%

Assessment
Exams/tests 42%
Coursework 51%
Practical 7%

Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies

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We're a vibrant, sociable department with a strong sense of community. You'll learn in small groups and quickly get to know your tutors. All our language modules are taught by professional language instructors, many of them native speakers. We host lectures by visiting speakers, screen East European film classics, and have active student-run societies.

Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies website

What our graduates do

Our graduates are excellent communicators, adaptable and culturally aware. They're working in international development organisations, business and banking, translating and interpreting, intelligence services, journalism, teaching, publishing, and international sales and marketing. Several go on to further study.

Student profile


"I'm in love with Sheffield, it was definitely a good choice. Studying languages means I can pretty much go anywhere, meet people and have a conversation. It has opened up another world."

Samantha O'nion
Languages

All our courses include a semester or a whole year studying at a university in Russia, Poland or the Czech Republic. If you choose the single honours Russian course, you'll spend your third year in Russia. Dual honours students spend at least one semester in Russia, and if you're taking Czech or Polish you'll spend half your third year in Prague, Brno or Cracow.

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Admissions Tutor
Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 7406
Email slc-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk

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