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. Our Department of Politics, where you will spend roughly half your time, is one of the very best in the UK. The Times Good University Guide 2016 puts it in the top five. The Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 ranks it third in the UK. Staff in the department pioneered an undergraduate module that’s accredited and co-taught by the House of Commons. The idea has since been imitated all over the world. 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.