BA Russian (R700)

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UCAS code R700
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
Six or seven years with daytime, weekday teaching plus a period of residence abroad
Number of applicants accepted for 2016/17 31 overall for Russian and Russian and a modern language courses

About BA 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.

The Single Honours Russian degree allows you to immerse yourself in Russian language and culture.

You will study key periods in Russian history alongside texts and films that reflect each period. By the end of your second year you will be well prepared to make the most of your year abroad.

In the third year Single Honours students spend about nine months in a Russian-speaking environment. There is a wonderful range of placements available, either to study Russian at a university, to teach English, or to undertake a work placement in, for example a multinational company, charity or non-governmental organisation.

In the final year you will concentrate on perfecting your Russian and will explore aspects of Russian literature, history and culture in more detail.

At every stage the teaching of intellectual and cultural history is informed by the groundbreaking research of Bristol’s academic staff, with whom you will be in regular contact.

More about Russian

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

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

Standard offer
ABB including B in a modern language*
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
BBC including B in a modern language*
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
32 overall to include 16 points at Higher Level with 5 at Higher Level in a modern language*
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
29 points overall with 14 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in a modern language*
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. All applicants must demonstrate a proven capacity for language learning, usually with a B at A-level in a modern foreign language.
BTEC offer DDM Applicants should demonstrate a proven capacity for language learning.*
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AABBB and AH: AB including a modern language*
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer77% overall with 8.0 in a modern language*
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

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: Welcomed

Selection process

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

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Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649

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