Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

Russian and Slavonic Studies

Jenny Skipper - shaman poles at Olkhon Island (no copyright)

Jenny Skipper, Shamen Poles at Olkhon Island, Siberia, Russia

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  • Russian and Slavonic Studies in Nottingham has a long and distinguished history, starting in 1916 when Nottingham became one of the first universities in the UK to teach Russian

  • Russian can be studied from beginners’ level and post GCSE/AS, as well as post-A level

  • we teach Serbian/Croatian from beginners’ to degree level

  • we offer a wide range of modules on the history, literature and visual culture of Russia and South-East Europe, from the medieval period to the 21st century 

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  • we offer research supervision in Russian, Serbian/Croatian and Slovene, on a wide range of topics, from the early medieval period to the present day, from history and politics to iconography to contemporary popular culture 
  • we have a strong and supportive postgraduate community which will welcome you and help you to develop
  • we offer a range of taught MA courses

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  • our research is interdisciplinary and we have specialisms in eighth and ninth-century Russia (history and iconography), contemporary South-East Europe and post-conflict, Russian popular music, the Russian diaspora, twentieth-century cultural diaspora, South-East European cinema, late Soviet and post-Soviet cultural studies and Russian literature. 

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Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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