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.