Russian B and Sociology BA (Full time) 2018 start
UCAS code: RLR3
Start date: September 2018
4 years full time
Typical A-level offer: ABB
UK/EU fees See fees section below
International fees £17,500 (per year)
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component
Study abroad option: Yes
Work placement option: No
If you have little or no knowledge of Russian, this degree will allow you to learn the language from scratch and introduce you to various aspects of Russian culture, history and politics. Core modules will develop your speaking, reading, listening and writing skills and you’ll spend your second year studying in Russia refine your language skills. You’ll also be introduced to Russian culture and literature and choose from a wide range of optional modules exploring topics that suit your interests.
Sociology allows you to study the ways in which societies and institutions are structured and organised, as well as the effects they have on human behaviour. Core modules introduce you to key theories and approaches in sociology and how they apply to todays society. You then develop this knowledge in optional modules allowing you to explore important and often controversial issues such as drug policy, crime, the sex trade, family dynamics, disability rights and protest movements.Back to top
Core modules in your first year will develop your language skills and introduce you to Russian literature and culture. This will prepare you for the following year, when you’ll study at a Russian university to improve your language skills and cultural awareness. When you return, you’ll spend the next two years taking advanced language classes, and choose from optional modules on topics such as 19th century literature, new media in Russia and translation.
In your first year youll study core modules introducing you to the methods, concepts and approaches of sociology, applying them to contemporary society and looking at the patterns that underlie social change in the long term. Youll develop your knowledge of sociological problems in the following year and gain specialist knowledge through your choice of a wide range of optional modules on topics like crime and urban disorders. Youll choose further options in your final year on a wide range of topics, from child and family studies to disability studies.
|IT for LCS Students||5 credits|
|Beginning Russian 1||20 credits|
|Beginning Russian 2||20 credits|
|Sociology of Modern Societies||20 credits|
|Formations of Modernity||20 credits|
|Politics, Culture and Society||20 credits|
|Discourse, Culture and Identity||20 credits|
|Text and Context: Introduction to Russian Literature||20 credits|
|From Icons to iPods: Approaches to Russian Culture||20 credits|
|Year Abroad||120 credits|
|Core Russian Language 2||20 credits|
|Central Problems in Sociology||20 credits|
|Not by Bread Alone: Everyday Culture under the Soviet Regime||20 credits|
|Postcommunist / Postmodernist Identities||20 credits|
|The Sounds of Russian||20 credits|
|The Sociology of Culture||20 credits|
|Sociology of Work||20 credits|
|Urban Disorders, Social Divisions and Social Control||20 credits|
|Core Russian Language 3||20 credits|
|Final Year Project|
|Russian (New) Media||20 credits|
|Russian Advanced Translation||20 credits|
|Out of the frying pan into the fire: Russian society from perestroika to the Crimean annexation (1985-2015)||20 credits|
|Discipline and Punish||20 credits|
|Sociology of Consumerism||20 credits|
|Class in Everyday Life||20 credits|
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Entry requirements, fees and applying
GCSE: grade 4/C in Mathematics.
Access to HE Diploma
Pass diploma with 60 credits overall, including at least 45 credits at level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Grade 4/C in Mathematics at GCSE is required. An interview and a piece of written work may also be required.
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM. Other BTEC qualifications are also considered. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
M1, M1, M1
34 points overall including 16 at Higher Level and 5 in Mathematics at Standard Level
Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)
H2, H2, H2, H3, H3, H3
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
BB in Advanced Highers and AABBB in Highers, or B in Advanced Highers and AAABB in Highers, or AABBBB in Highers
European Baccalaureate: 77%
When an applicant is taking the EPQ in a relevant subject this might be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A Levels, this would be BBB at A Level and grade A in the EPQ.
Find out more about Access to Leeds and alternative admissions.
BBC at A Level and pass Access to Leeds
We accept a wide range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies admissions team.
English language requirementsIELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
How to apply
UK/EU: See fees section below
International: £17,500 (per year)
For UK and non-UK EU full-time students starting in 2017, the fee for 2017/18 will be £9,250.
The fee for undergraduate students starting in 2018 will be confirmed in September 2017.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
Youll spend your second year studying at the Institute of Russian Language and Culture at Moscow State University. Its a fantastic opportunity to benefit from expert instruction in intensive language classes, as well as optional seminars on topics such as history, grammar and the media. Of course, youll also have plenty of time outside the classroom to travel and explore the real Russia.
Read more about the Residence Abroad in Russia
Order a prospectus online or telephone +44 (0)113 343 2336