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University of Sheffield

Russian and Politics

UCAS Code: RL72
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Subjects
  • Politics
  • Russian & East European studies
Student score
83% MED
85% MED
% employed or in further study
97% HIGH
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

Modern Foreign Language at grade B.

Scottish Highers
AABBB

Scottish Advanced Highers
B

Modern Foreign Language at grade B.

BTEC Diploma
DDD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

International Baccalaureate
33

6 in Higher Level modern foreign language.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Modules

The soviet union 1971-1991; the history of east central Europe 1 and ii; Czech language and culture for beginners; polish language and culture for beginners; cold war visual culture ; Russian intermediate translation skills; politics and culture in the USSR 1917-1938; soviet visual culture; introduction to east European cinema; the Russian novel in the 19th Century; modern Russian art 1861-1917; soviet culture in the era of the great terror; Russian history and society through film; reforms and revolutions in Russian literature and thought; contemporary Russian society; enlightenment and romanticism in Russian literary culture; contemporary Russian culture; the structures of Russian; Russian language and society; beginnersâ?? Czech ; beginnersâ?? Polish.

University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Forget northern grit Sheffield is in the heart of a vibrant, student-friendly city mixed with halls in leafy suburbs on the edge of the Peak District. A red brick with a thoroughly modern outlook, an award-winning Students' Union complete with 47 sports clubs and more than 250 societies - and a 24-hour library makes for The Full Monty of a student experience.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 88%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

93%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

67%

Feedback on work has been prompt

71%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

80%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
26% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
43% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
405 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
87% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

4%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Other popular industries include marketing and PR, management consultancy, youth and community work, the finance industry and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in six politics graduates go on to take another course to get a Masters after they finish their degrees.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 95%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

90%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

82%

Feedback on work has been prompt

80%

Staff are good at explaining things

98%

Received sufficient advice and support

90%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
17% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
52% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
425 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
91% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 97% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

15%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

11%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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 – fewer than 200 UK graduates got degrees in this subject in 2012, but they usually command some of the highest 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 went overseas. Postgraduate study (usually in law or languages) is also quite common – this is a growing area for the UK.
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