Fact file - 2014 entry
Qualification:BA Jt Hons
Type and duration:3 year UG
Qualification name:English and Russian and East European Civilisation
A level offer: ABB
Required subjects: A in English at A level
IB score: 32 (6 in English at Higher Level)
Available part time: yes
32 for all joint honours courses in the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies.
Campus: University Park Campus
On this course you will devote about half of your time to each discipline, following core modules in English and in Russian and East European Civilisations. You can then select additional modules from the same areas of study available to single honours students, with increasing specialisation in the final year. The study of a Slavonic language is optional.
In English, you will have a choice of three core modules from the areas of English language, modern English literature, medieval studies and drama. In Russian and East European civilistions, you will take introductory modules on Russian and East European culture, history, cinema and literature and you can take optional introductory modules in Polish, Russian, Serbian/Croatian or Slovene.
In English, you will choose from a wide range of options to develop deeper understanding of the issues and critical approaches across at least two areas of the discipline, depending on what areas of literature, language and drama most interest you.
In Russian and East European civilisations you will develop your studies across a range of cultures and disciplines. You will also be able to take modules in which you can develop your own research project in preparation for the final year. You may also take an introductory module in another Slavonic language or continue study of an optional language which you have started in year one.
In English, you will choose from a wide range of modules, specialising in key areas of the subject. In Russian and East European civilisations you will be encouraged to specialise in subjects or cultures of special interest to you. There is the opportunity for independent essay or dissertation work. You may also continue your study of a Slavonic language.
See also the School of English.
A levels: ABB, including A in English at A level
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
TOEFL iBT 100 (minimum 19 with 20 in Speaking)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) 67 (minimum score 67)
For details please the alternative qualifications page
Flexible admissions policy
We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances.
Typical optional modules
Texts in a Digital World
Crime, Conscience and Correction 1603-1700
Serbian and Croatian Literature in the 20th Century
Investigating English Language
Fantastic Worlds of Slavonic Literature and Cinema
Introduction to Eastern Orthodoxy
Crime, Conscience and Correction 1603-1700
Building Sovietness: Russian Culture under Lenin and Stalin
Burning Desires: Vikings in Britain 750-1100
By the end of this course you will have developed a range of transferable skills including the ability to communicate effectively, research a topic independantly and construct a logical argument. If you have chosen to undertake language study you will have foundation-level linguistic skills, attractive to employers. You will also have the analytical and presentation skills that will prepare you for a wide range of careers.
Average starting salary
The average starting salary for 2010/11 full-time graduates of the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies was £16,928 and for the graduates of the School of English it was £17,645.*
*Average starting salary from known destinations of first-degree leavers who studied full-time, 2010/11.
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