BA History and Russian (VR17)

2021 entry
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UCAS code VR17
Application method UCAS
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2020 entry only. Fees for 2021 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2020.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £To be confirmed per year
  • International students: £20,100 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

About BA History and Russian

This joint honours degree allows you to study two complementary disciplines, both of which ask you to think carefully about texts in their broader cultural and historical contexts. This course combines the broad historical knowledge and well-developed research skills gained in a history degree with the in-depth cultural awareness and advanced linguistic skills that come from studying modern languages.

You will join two leading departments with expert researchers in a great diversity of fields and will be encouraged to develop expertise and research skills relevant to both disciplines while also considering the relationships between them.

You will spend your third year abroad, where you will have the opportunity to explore these intersections in the distinct cultural and social context of your host country while studying or working. Those who choose to study at a university will be urged to select history-based options while those who opt for work placements will be encouraged to seek placements in the heritage sector.

You will have the chance to explore these intersections independently through a historically minded dissertation in your fourth year, where you will be required to use some sources written in Russian.

The combined knowledge of history, language and culture will mean you are uniquely placed to foster and to lead intercultural communication across national boundaries, a skill that is increasingly sought after in a globalised economy.

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See a list of all Russian and History degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

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

A-level
Standard offer
AAA including History
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABB including A in History
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in History
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in History
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.
Access to HE Diploma offerAccess to HE Diploma in Humanities, Humanities and Social Sciences, or Literary Studies. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above. Distinctions may be required in specified units; please contact the Enquiries team for details.
BTEC offer DDD plus A in A-level History
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA including History, and Standard Higher: AAAAB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall, with 8.5 in History
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile A
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How we assess your application

Admissions statements relate to 2020 entry and will be updated for 2021 entry in summer 2020.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

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