BA Czech and Russian (R701)

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UCAS code R701
Application method Full time: UCAS/Common Application
Part time: Apply direct to the University
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study 6-7 year(s) part-time
Part-time study over six or seven years with daytime, weekday teaching plus a period of residence abroad
Number of applicants accepted for 2015/16 270 overall for Single Honours and Joint Honours language-only courses

About BA Czech and Russian

Expertise in modern languages has never been more important as the United Kingdom forges a new relationship with its European partners and seeks to develop its trading and cultural ties throughout the world.

Our Joint Honours degree in Czech and Russian enables you to explore two complementary but contrasting European cultures. Both departments enjoy a strong reputation for teaching and research.

Russia continues to assert itself as an independent, powerful political and economic force, while the Czech Republic has established itself as a centre for banking, finance, media, diplomacy and tourism.

You take units in both languages in year one, and choose from a range of options in years two and four combining cultural, historical and sociological approaches. In language classes, you will develop speaking, listening, reading, writing and translation skills, using a range of textbooks, media and internet resources.

You will divide your third year between the Czech Republic and a Russian-speaking environment, either at a university or on a work placement.

More about Czech

Find out more about studying Czech at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First year

  • Czech Language
  • Czech Language and Society
  • Introduction to Czech History
  • Introduction to Czech Literature
  • Russian Language
  • Introduction to Russian History and Culture
  • Introduction to the Russian Novel

Second year

  • Czech Language
  • One to three units on Czech literature, post-war history or society
  • Russian Language
  • One to three Russian optional cultural units, e.g.:
    • The New Soviet Man and his ‘Others’: Politics and Identity in Soviet Russia, 1917-1945
    • Orthodox Culture
    • The Nineteenth-century Russian Novel – ‘Hedgehogs and Foxes’

Third year

Year abroad

Fourth year

  • Czech Language
  • One to three units on, e.g.:
    • post-war Czech literature
    • cinema
    • society
    • modern Slovak language and literature
  • Russian Language
  • One to three Russian optional culture units, e.g.:
    • Russian Thought on the Eve of the Revolution
    • The Cold War at Home: Soviet Culture and Society 1945-1991
    • Gender in Twentieth- and Twenty-first Century Russia
    • Post-Soviet Russian Prose Fiction
    • Dostoevsky
Find out more about the course structure and units available for Czech and Russian

Typical offer for BA Czech and Russian - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
ABB including one of the languages to be studied*
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
BBB including one of the languages to be studied*
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
32 overall to include 16 points at Higher Level with 5 at Higher Level in one of the languages to be studied*
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31 overall to include 15 points at Higher Level with 5 at Higher Level in one of the languages to be studied*
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit*. Distinctions may be required in certain units.
BTEC offer DDM. All applicants should demonstrate a proven capacity for language learning.*
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AABBB and AH: AB including one of the languages to be studied*
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
European Baccalaureate offer77% overall with 8 in at least one of the languages to be studied*
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

*One language can be studied from beginner level. All applicants should demonstrate a proven capacity for language learning, usually with an A-level in one of the languages to be studied at grade B or above (or equivalent).

Applicants must also meet these requirements

Subjects required at GCSE or equivalentno specific subjects required.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

How we assess your application

Admissions statements and policies for 2018 entry will be published in summer 2017. Statements and policies for 2017 entry are available for information:

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Considered but places are limited to ensure fairness to applicants applying the following year

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application. We may interview mature applicants and applicants with non-standard qualifications.

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Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admission contact our Enquiries Team:
Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649
Email: choosebristol-ug@bristol.ac.uk

Enquiries about part-time applications should be directed to:
Email: david.fowler@bristol.ac.uk

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