Russian is one of the most widely spoken languages in Europe. Russian is an important language of culture and science. Russian writers, composers and filmmakers have enriched world culture, and science has been advanced by the achievements of Russian physicists, chemists and mathematicians.

Areas of study

Russian offers opportunities to conduct advanced research and contribute to scholarship in the field. You may complete a PhD in Russian or study Russian as a part of a programme in another subject.

You can study Russian in the following programmes:

What you will learn

Academic staff in Russian have expertise in the following areas:

  • Pushkin and literature prior to Pushkin.
  • Poetry and poetic theory.
  • Poetry and the visual arts.
  • Post-communist Russia.
  • Holocaust studies.
  • Russia-European Union relations.
  • Polish literature.

Career opportunities

A knowledge of Russian can be an asset for various careers, including foreign affairs, business and trade.

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