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University of Edinburgh

Russian Studies

UCAS Code: R700

Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-A,B,B

Minimum entry requirement: ABB preferably including a language other than English. GCSEs: A language other than English at Grade B or 6 (if not at A Level), English at Grade C or 4 and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C or 4.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36-34

Award of Diploma with 36 points overall and grades 665 at HL - 34 points overall and grades 655 at HL preferably including a language other than English. SL: A language other than English at 5 (if not at HL), English at 5 and Mathematics or an approved science at 4.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B-A,B,B,B

Minimum entry requirement: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6, with a minimum of BBB achieved in one year of S4-S6. A language other than English preferred. National 5: A language other than English at Grade B (if not at Higher), English at Grade C and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C.

UCAS Tariff

114-136

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

17%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Russian and east european studies

The University of Edinburgh is home to the oldest Russian department in Scotland and has a vibrant community of Russian speakers who work or study in Edinburgh. Studying Russian at Edinburgh will give you a rich and thorough command and appreciation of Russian language, literature, and culture.
In addition to acquiring solid language skills, you will study Russian literature, film and media, Russian language culture, and the country's cultural and political history.
You will be taught by world-leading research academics. The University has a unique Princess Dashkova Russian Centre which offers numerous academic and cultural activities advancing knowledge in the field of Russian language and Russian studies. The Russian collection housed in the Main Library contains excellent resources related to Russian language, literature, culture, history and politics including several databases of important periodicals and newspapers. In addition, you will have the opportunity to use the National Library of Scotland for its immense collection of Russian resources. You will also have access to Russian television and to a rich Russian film collection. In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016, modern languages at Edinburgh was rated 4th in the UK and 17th in the world. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 70 per cent of our European languages and cultures research was rated world-leading or internationally excellent, in a joint submission with Celtic and Scottish Studies.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£18,800
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Central area campus

Department:

School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

76%
med
Russian and east european studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Slavic studies

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

88%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

67%
UK students
33%
International students
34%
Male students
66%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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A
A
475

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Slavic studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
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Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
6%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Most graduates studying a Russian and East European course studied Russian, and with Russia playing an important part in world business and politics, graduates are in demand. This is an elite group — 200 UK graduates got degrees in this subject in 2015, and they usually have amongst the best average starting salaries of all language graduates. London was by far the most likely place for Russian graduates to work in the UK and naturally, a reasonable proportion - about a fifth - went overseas to work. Postgraduate study (usually in law or languages) is also quite common — this is a growing area for the UK.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Language and area studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£30k

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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