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 thirty per cent of your time in the School of East Asian Studies (SEAS), studying Japanese language, culture and history. The language teaching isn’t intensive, though it covers basic speaking listening, reading and writing. (If you want more focus on Japanese, and you’d like to spend time in Japan, you might want to consider some of the other courses offered by SEAS.) 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.