Choosing a degree like this one is the first step towards a richer intellectual and cultural life. A second language, and experience of living and working in another culture are big advantages in the jobs market, particularly if you want an international career. Throughout the course, you will explore the literature of both countries and develop your written and spoken Russian. You will spend your third year studying at leading university in Russia. A long list of optional modules gives you plenty of scope to create the kind of course you want. Options in the School of English include creative writing and film studies. The Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies, where you will spend roughly half your time, also teaches a wide range of topics covering culture, history, society, politics and philosophy. Our graduates tend to be good thinkers, good readers and good writers. They’re creative, self-motivating. They have an eye for detail and an ear for nuance. Their particular blend of transferable skills means they’re right at home in TV, radio, marketing, publishing and PR. Many become teachers. Others go into journalism or law via postgraduate study.