Fact file - 2014 entry
Qualification:BA Jt Hons
Type and duration:4 year UG (year 3 out)
Qualification name:English and Serbian/Croatian
A level offer: ABB
Required subjects: A in English at A level and normally an A in a language at GCSE
IB score: 32 (6 in English at Higher Level)
Available part time: yes
Course places: 32 for all joint honours courses in the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies.
Campus: University Park Campus
On this course you will follow core modules in English and in Serbian/Croatian language and literature. As well as spending the third year abroad, most students also take part in a special two-week course in an area where Serbian or Croatian is spoken, during the summer vacation of the first year.
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 Serbian/Croatian, you will take special introductory language modules and modules on culture, history, cinema and literature.
In English, you will choose core modules to develop your studies in at least two areas of the discipline. You will also have the opportunity to take modules which focus on one specific period in English literature. In Serbian/Croatian, you will take language modules leading up to the year abroad and further options in literary and cultural studies.
The year abroad is spent in a Serbian/Croatian-speaking area where you will study at a university or language school and may gain work experience in the private or volunteer sector, including English language teaching.
In English, you will choose from a wide range of modules, specialising in key areas of the subject. In Serbian/Croatian, you will use your language skills in high-level modules and apply the skills and knowledge acquired earlier in the course to specialised modules. There is an optional fast-track module for learning Slovene.
See also the School of English.
A levels: ABB, A in English and A in a language at GCSE.
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 see 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 year-one modules
Typical year-two modules
Typical year-three modules
Year spent abroad.
Please see the Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies Year Abroad page.
Typical year-four modules
Typical optional modules
Language Varieties in Serbian/Croatian
Fantastic Worlds of Slavonic Literature and Cinema
Studying Modern Literature
Ice and Fire: Myths and Heroes of the North
Crime, Conscience and Correction 1603-1700
History of Yugoslavia and Successor states from 1941
Serbian and Croatian Literature: 20th Century
Burning Desires: Vikings in Britain 750-1100
Medieval Englishes: Variation and Continuity
By the end of this course you will have reached a high level of linguistic proficiency and be able to use Serbian/Croatian in increasingly complex contexts. Your international experience will prove to employers that you are adaptable, independent and able to cope in challenging situations. Your transferable skills will include the ability to communicate effectively, think independently and construct a logical argument.
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 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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This course contains a period of study abroad. Students are assessed in their language skills and cultural understanding, developed during their time abroad.