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. You’ll spend roughly half your time in the Department of Philosophy, where you have the freedom to design your own curriculum. There are no compulsory modules. And the department covers an unusually wide range of topics, including courses on major figures such as Aristotle, Descartes and Hegel. You’ll spend your third year at a university in Russia. 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.