The Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies is a close-knit community. We teach in small groups so everyone gets the support they need. We’ll help you develop your written and spoken Russian to a good standard – you can start with a beginners course if you don’t have the A Level. Other modules cover the cultural and social history of Russia. Optional subjects include art, literature, East European cinema. Roughly half your time in Sheffield is devoted to the language, culture and history of Spain and Latin America. The Department of Hispanic Studies also offers courses in Portuguese and Catalan. You’ll spend half your third year at a university in Russia, the other half in a Spanish-speaking country. A second language, and experience of living and studying in another culture, gives you an edge in the jobs market, particularly if you want an international career. Our graduates are skilled communicators. They go into translating and interpreting, the intelligence services, journalism, publishing and international business.