Fact file - 2014 entry
Qualification:BA Jt Hons
Type and duration:3 year UG
Qualification name:English and East European Studies
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 East European Cultural Studies. 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 East European Cultural Studies, 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 East European Cultural Studies 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 East European Cultural Studies 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 and career progression
In 2012, 92.3% of first-degree graduates in the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £17,100 with the highest being £22,000.*
In 2012, 93.5% of first-degree graduates in the School of English who were available for employment had secured work or further study within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was £18,505 with the highest being £31,000.*
* Known destinations of full-time home and EU graduates, 2011/12.
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