BA Modern Languages: Russian

Russia was one of the most significant cultural and political forces of the 20th century, not to mention in earlier times, and will undoubtedly continue to play a major role in 21st century culture, history and politics. Russian currently ranks fifth in the number of speakers worldwide and is one of the six official languages of the UN.

Studying Russian at Exeter gives you the opportunity to learn about a centuries-old culture which has had an enormous influence on our own view of the world. You will be able to experience some of the great works of literature and art, as well as exciting, lesser-known novels and poems that make up much of Russian cultural life. You will also be able to study Russia’s past, with modules specialising in the tumultuous history of Russia in the 20th century.

Exeter is a vibrant and inspiring place to study Russian. You’ll work within a supportive study environment which stimulates enjoyment of the language and independent study. We’ll provide you with challenging intellectual training (from leading experts in a range of research fields) as well as personal and work skills that are essential for employment after you graduate. Your year abroad enables you to gain greater competence in the Russian language, further your knowledge of Russian culture and society, and develop your capacity for independent learning.

If you choose to spend your year abroad in Russia, we have links with institutions in Moscow, St Petersburg and other areas across Russia including Siberia and Tatarstan. Degree programmes You can study Russian through four pathways:

  • choose to study Russian modules only and graduate with a BA in Russian
  • with one or two other languages (eg, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish) as part of our BA Modern Languages degree
  • with Arabic, Art History & Visual Culture, Classical Studies, English, Film Studies, History, International Relations, Politics, Philosophy or Sociology as part of one of our Combined Honours Programmes
  • or with a bespoke selection of subjects as part of our Flexible Combined honours programme