Once you have successfully completed your foundation year, subject to you meeting the relevant requirements you will spend your fourth academic year studying Russian at one of our partner universities or a language school. If you are taking Serbian/Croatian, you will be able to divide your time to cover the countries of both languages.
While students are unable to travel to Russia, we are pursuing other options for language courses in neighbouring countries (for example Estonia and Latvia), and where Russian is used by a native speaking community.
For more information see School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies Year Abroad programme.
Please note: In order to undertake a compulsory year abroad, you will need to achieve the relevant academic requirements as set by the University and meet the selection criteria of both the University and the partner institution. The partner institution is under no obligation to accept you even if you do meet the relevant criteria. If you do not secure a year abroad opportunity, you will complete all years of study at University of Nottingham, UK.
Optional placement year
If your course does not have a compulsory placement, integrated year in industry or compulsory year abroad where there is already an opportunity to undertake a work placement as part of that experience, you may be able to apply to undertake an optional placement year. While it is the student’s responsibility to find and secure a placement, our Careers and Employability Service will support you throughout this process. Contact email@example.com to find out more.
The school/faculty you are joining may also have additional placement opportunities. Please visit the School Cultures, Languages and Area Studies website of for more information.
Please note: In order to undertake an optional placement year, you will need to achieve the relevant academic requirements as set by the university and meet any requirements specified by the placement host. There is no guarantee that you will be able to undertake an optional placement as part of your course.
Please be aware that study abroad, compulsory year abroad, optional placements/internships and integrated year in industry opportunities may change at any time for a number of reasons, including curriculum developments, changes to arrangements with partner universities or placement/industry hosts, travel restrictions or other circumstances outside of the university’s control. Every effort will be made to update this information as quickly as possible should a change occur. rsities, travel restrictions or other circumstances outside of the university’s control. Every effort will be made to update information as quickly as possible should a change occur.