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Russian and Slavonic Studies undergraduate degrees
At Leeds you can study Russian either from scratch or post A-level and we have dedicated language modules to suit your level. No matter whether you started as a beginner, or as a post A-level student, you'll be equally fluent by the time you graduate.
Russian B (beginners)
This Russian language course is for those with little or no prior experience of the Russian language. We have an excellent record in teaching Russian, with ex-beginners often gaining top marks in final-year language exams. We focus on intensive language learning, a high proportion of which is led by experienced native language tutors, traditional areas of study such as literature, history and society, and new fields such as visual culture and the media. We also offer the opportunity to take a discovery module in Czech.
Russian A (advanced)
This advanced language course is suited to applicants who have an A-level in Russian or equivalent knowledge of the language. We focus on intensive language learning, a high proportion of which is led by experienced native language tutors, traditional areas of study such as literature, history and society, and new fields such as visual culture and the media. We also offer the opportunity to take a discovery module in Czech.
Russian at Leeds
Russia, with its rich cultural history and extraordinarily turbulent political past, is now without a doubt one of the major players in the new world order.
The University of Leeds has a long Russian Studies tradition: our area was founded in 1918. Whilst mindful of this tradition, we are pioneering a dynamic approach to the subject which means that you'll study in a forward-thinking community with a multi-media, cross-disciplinary approach.
Your course will be organised around several thematic areas; including language, literature, visual culture, linguistics and history, to provide you with an insight into Russia, making you an expert on this intriguing country.
The University's Language Zone has a range of resources, including books, magazines, audio and video resources, in over 50 languages and provides additional opportunities to practice your language skills through workshops, language exchanges and language groups. You’ll have access to free Rosetta Stone software, both on and off campus, allowing you to learn a range of other languages from beginner to intermediate level.
The Leeds Russian Archive Collections contains over 650 collections of manuscripts, photographs, books, journals and newspapers documenting Anglo-Russian contacts in the 19th and 20th centuries. The Library also holds collections related to authors such as Leonid Andreyev, Ivan Bunin, Leonid Zurov and Anna Bunina.
The Leeds Russian Centre is a research unit bringing together academics and students from across the University who work in fields relating to Russian Studies. The centre hosts events throughout the year and all students are encouraged to attend.
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