As a PhD research student of Russian and Slavonic Studies you will benefit from not only our excellent supervision, but also our interdisciplinary links with other institutions through our partnership with the Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies (CRCEES), which is funded by AHRC, ESRC, HEFCE and SHEFCE and spearheaded from Glasgow. CRCEES also awards studentships at all postgraduate levels and runs an annual Research Forum and Summer School especially for the postgraduates of its member institutions.
We also have strong links with academic institutions in Russia, Slovenia, Serbia and Croatia, which our students are able to utilise along with further travel opportunities which exist through the Universitas 21 programme.
At the end of three years’ full-time registration, plus one year optional writing-up, you will have written a thesis of between 80,000-100,000 words, in English or Russian, on a topic which makes a significant contribution to research in Russian and Slavonic Studies.
Modern Languages at Nottingham is a leading centre for research in French and Francophone Studies, German Studies, Russian and Slavonic Studies, and Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies.
Our internationally-rated research spans eight interlinked, cross-disciplinary areas, with six collaborative research centres and groups and a peer-reviewed journal. Nottingham is also an important centre for the study of Contemporary China.
Our research areas include:
- History, politics and society
- Literary studies
- Cinema, visual and performing arts
- Linguistics and translation studies
- Medieval and early modern studies
- Intellectual history and critical theory
- Postcolonial studies
- Gender studies
Find out more about research in the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.