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Russian Studies and History MA (Hons)

University of Edinburgh

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UCAS CODE: RV71

Course options

  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

After a period of political, social and economic transformation, Russia is playing an increasingly important role in global politics and, as the world’s largest country, has its fifth most widely spoken language. Studying Russian and History helps us understand the world in which we live now, as well as shedding light on the past. On this joint programme, you will learn the Russian language in the context of Russian culture and political history, past and present, including literature, art, music and film. You will also study the human past more broadly, interacting with evidence in primary form, and through critical reading of a wide body of historical writing. In Years 1 and 2, you will choose option courses drawn from a broad list of disciplines in addition to your core subjects. In your Honours years (Years 3 and 4), you will study research-led courses selected on the basis of your own interests in both Russian Studies and History. The Edinburgh experience is distinctive for the range of historical themes, chronological periods and geographical areas you can choose from. Our Year 1 Russian courses are streamed according to how much of the language you already know, so it does not matter if you are a complete beginner. Intensive language tuition, and a year spent studying in Russia, will teach you how to read, write and speak the language to a high standard, including in translation.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 22,000per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : ABB - AAB

Required subjects: A Levels: no specific A Level subjects required. GCSEs: a language other than English at B or 6 and English at C or 4.

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    26th out of 93

    12th out of 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    174 84%

    7th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    61 61%

    57th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.85 77%

    84th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    177 90%

    6th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.72 74%

    10th

    2

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