Course details

A Levels ABB Other entry requirements
UCAS code RR47
Duration 4 years
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Related subjects Russian and Slavonic Studies Spanish Hispanic Studies

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Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 2864
Email slc-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Website sheffield.ac.uk/slc/undergraduate/courses/russian

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.

Our optional modules cover literature, East European cinema, art and visual culture, linguistics, and other Slavonic languages (Czech or Polish). You'll develop your written and oral fluency in Spanish and study the language, culture, history and society of Spain and Latin America. You can also learn Portuguese or Catalan.

Your third year abroad is split equally between universities in Russia and a Hispanic country.

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 Russian are welcome to apply,the course will be tailored to meet your needs
  • *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 15%
Independent study 72%
Placement 13%

Assessment
Exams/tests 30%
Coursework 35%
Practical 35%

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

Department of Hispanic Studies

Learn with us and you won't just become fluent in Spanish. You'll be immersed in Hispanic cultures. Our degrees are about understanding the contexts that determine the way Hispanic communities think and act. This knowledge can be key to the success of many national and international enterprises.

You'll be stretched intellectually, learning in small groups with native speakers. Around a third of teaching time is devoted to developing your written and oral fluency in Spanish. And there's a huge range of options for combining Hispanic Studies with a second subject.

You'll build a close working relationship with your tutors. We use novel ways to inspire you, including filmmaking. Our student-run societies arrange regular social, cultural and sporting events. We also perform a Spanish or Latin American play and a Hispanic concert each year, in which staff and students participate.

Visits by contemporary Spanish and Latin American writers, film directors and scholars play their part in maintaining a lively intellectual environment. We also hold regular research seminars that are open to all, in which both members of the department and invited speakers present the areas in which they research.

Department of Hispanic 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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