Course details

A Levels ABB Other entry requirements
UCAS code R7T2
Duration 4 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Japanese Studies Russian and Slavonic Studies East Asian Studies

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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. You'll receive a thorough grounding in all aspects of the spoken and written language, and take modules in cultural and social history.

You'll spend your third year in Russia. As the minor subject on this degree, Japanese is taught non-intensively and covers basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Have a look at the School of East Asian Studies for courses that focus more on Japanese and include time in Japan.

Modules: what you study and when

About dual honours and major/minor degrees

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 ABB typically including a modern foreign language*
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification BBB typically including a modern foreign language* + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject.
International Baccalaureate 33, typically with 6 in Higher Level in a modern foreign language*
BTEC DDD + typically an appropriate modern foreign language qualification*
Cambridge Pre-U D3 M2 M2 typically including a modern foreign language*
Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher AABBB+B typically including a modern foreign language*
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AB typically including a modern foreign language*
Access to HE Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject: 60 credits overall with Distinctions in 30 Level 3 credits, plus Merits in 15 Level 3 credits. Evidence of language ability is also required
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • Applicants with prior knowledge of or a previous qualification in either Russian or Japanese are welcome to apply, the course will be tailored to meet your needs (up to GCSE Japanese acceptable)
  • *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).
  • 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 two single honours courses on which this dual degree is based. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Learning
Scheduled teaching 18%
Independent study 83%
Placement 0%

Assessment
Exams/tests 40%
Coursework 20%
Practical 40%

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

School of East Asian Studies

Our courses are designed to immerse you in the languages and cultures of East Asian countries. You will be taught by native speakers in Chinese, Japanese and Korean in regular small group classes using custom made course material. To enhance your learning, we also make use of our modern virtual language lab, which enables you to learn using visual and audio aids.

Our courses are based on world-leading research and taught by experts whose work influences policy and informs public debate. Most of our staff publish in their specialist fields. Many of them have written books for major publishers such as Oxford University Press, Routledge and Macmillan.

School of East Asian 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


"I've achieved so much in such a short space of time and I'm loving every week of it. The lecturers make every lesson entertaining and fun and have an obvious passion for teaching us Japanese."

Meredith Graham
Japanese Studies

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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Email slc-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk

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