Russian and Czech

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Awards available PhD, MPhil
Programme length MPhil: one year full-time;
two years part-time
PhD: three years full-time;
six years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Start date January 2018 (2017/18 fees apply)
September 2018
January 2019

Programme overview

The Department of Russian has an outstanding record of research. We pride ourselves on our strong, active research culture, while the research interests of staff span a broad range of disciplinary emphases.

We can support postgraduate research in many areas within the following broad fields:

  • Russian prose fiction from the 19th century to the present
  • 19th- and 20th-century Russian poetry
  • 19th- and early 20th-century Russian intellectual history
  • 20th-century Russian drama and theatre
  • Russian and Soviet cinema
  • Soviet history
  • Modern Russian cultural studies
  • Czech and Slovak literature from the 19th century to the present
  • Russian and comparative literature
  • Russian Orthodox culture.

Our postgraduates are a key part of the research community and are integrated into regular staff-student research seminars, as well as the research activities of the School of Modern Languages and the faculty.

NB For students starting in January 2018, fees for 2017/18 will apply.

Fees for 2018/19

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU: full-time
£4,235
UK/EU: part-time
£2,118
Overseas: full-time
£16,300
Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
£9,235

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2018/19

The University of Bristol is part of the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP), which will be offering studentships for September 2018. For information on other funding opportunities, please see the Faculty of Arts funding pages.

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Entry requirements

MPhil: An upper second-class degree (or international equivalent). Please note, acceptance will also depend on evidence of your readiness to pursue a research degree.

MPhil/PhD: A master's qualification, or be working towards a master's qualification, or international equivalent. Applicants without a master's qualification may be considered on an exceptional basis provided they hold a first-class undergraduate degree (or international equivalent).

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile C
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Research groups

The department contributes to school and faculty research themes (eg Romanticism, Conflict and Culture, Testimonies) and has strong connections with research centres in Russia.

Careers

A large number of graduates from this programme develop careers in higher education or work on high-level research projects in the field of Russian and Czech; some graduates take up careers in translating and interpreting.

Staff profiles

Professor Michael Basker, (Professor), 19th- and 20th-century Russian poetry; Pushkin and Romanticism; Silver Age poetry and prose fiction.

Dr Rajendra Chitnis, (Senior Lecturer), Czech and Slovak literature from the 19th century to the present; Russian fiction since the thaw.; The translation of smaller European literatures

Dr Ruth Coates, (Senior Lecturer), 19th-century and early 20th-century Russian intellectual history; 19th-century Russian literature; Russian Orthodox culture.

Dr Connor Doak, (Lecturer), 19th and 20th-century Russian literature; gender and sexuality and their relationship to war and political change.

How to apply
Application deadline:

September 2018 start: 1 August 2018
January 2019 start: 1 December 2018

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.

Joyce

REF 2014 results

  • 29% of research is world-leading (4 star)
  • 38% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
  • 26% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
  • 7% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

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Get in touch

Postgraduate Admissions Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 8443 Email: artf-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk

Faculty of Arts
University of Bristol
3-5 Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1TB http://www.bristol.ac.uk/sml/ http://www.bristol.ac.uk/russian/

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