Russian Civilisation and Thai Studies BA (Full time) 2018 start
UCAS code: RT7J
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
Russian Civilisation allows you to study Russian literature, media, history, politics, religion, economics and society to gain a wide range of skills. You don’t need any language skills, but you’ll have the chance to learn Russian at beginners’ level in your first year. A combination of core and optional modules will give you a firm grounding in different aspects of Russian culture alongside specialist knowledge in the areas that interest you the most.
Thai Studies is a fantastic opportunity to become proficient in Thai language while developing an understanding of the politics, society and culture of a fast-growing and vibrant country. Core modules will develop your language skills and introduce you to the nations history. Youll then be able to choose from a wide range of optional modules exploring the history, culture and politics of Asia Pacific more broadly, from Chinese history to Japanese politics and East Asian religions.Back to top
A Joint Honours degree allows you to study the same core topics as students on each Single Honours course, but you’ll take fewer options and discovery modules so you can fit in both subjects. You’ll study one of our Cornerstone modules in Year 1 to draw your two subjects together, and apply your knowledge and skills to a major research project in either subject in your final year.
In your first year you’ll be introduced to Russian literature, culture and history through a suite of core modules. Your first year will lay the foundations for the next two years, when you’ll choose from modules on topics such as 19th century prose, gender identity in Russia and how newly independent countries have been portrayed in popular culture. Throughout the course you’ll gain high-level research, critical and analytical skills.
In your first year intensive core language modules will develop your spoken and written Thai, and choose from optional modules on topics such as development in South East Asia or Japanese cultural history. Then youll travel to Thailand, where youll sharpen your language skills and experience Thai culture. When you return youll spend the next two years in advanced language classes and choose from further optional modules, where youll learn about recent Thai history and explore the fascinating cultures, societies and politics of countries across East Asia.
|Basic Thai Language and Culture 1||20 credits|
|Basic Thai Language and Culture 2||20 credits|
|IT for LCS Students||5 credits|
|Text and Context: Introduction to Russian Literature||20 credits|
|From Icons to iPods: Approaches to Russian Culture||20 credits|
|Foundations of East Asia||20 credits|
|Introduction to Religious and Philosophical Texts of East Asia||20 credits|
|Introduction to East Asian Religions||20 credits|
|Politics, Culture and Society||20 credits|
|Discourse, Culture and Identity||20 credits|
|Year Abroad in Thailand||120 credits|
|The Making of Modern Thailand||20 credits|
|Intermediate Thai Language and Culture 1||20 credits|
|Intermediate Thai Language and Culture 2||20 credits|
|Research Placement||20 credits|
|Ideology and Imagination: Prose Literature in 19th Century Russia||20 credits|
|Not by Bread Alone: Everyday Culture under the Soviet Regime||20 credits|
|Postcommunist / Postmodernist Identities||20 credits|
|Advanced Thai Language and Culture I||20 credits|
|Advanced Thai language and Culture II||20 credits|
|Final year project|
|Energy Security: Global and Asian Perspectives||20 credits|
|South East Asia in the Global Context||20 credits|
|Buddhism: A Lived Tradition||20 credits|
|Fyodor Dostoevsky: Artist and Prophet||20 credits|
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Entry requirements, fees and applying
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. 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
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 range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies Undergraduate 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 2018, the fee for 2018/19 will be £9,250.
The fee for undergraduate students starting in 2019 will be confirmed in September 2018.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
Studying for a Joint Honours degree allows you to gain an in-depth knowledge of two subjects, including proficiency in a major world language. As well as demonstrating that youre intellectually versatile, your degree will equip you with a wide range of skills across different disciplines that employers actively seek.
Youll have good research skills, and youll be able to analyse complex information from multiple sources before drawing your own conclusions. Youll then be able to communicate and defend your views clearly, either verbally or in writing. In addition, youll have strong research and organisational skills and be confident working independently or in a team. You will also have a strong understanding of cultural diversity, allowing you to work effectively with people whose backgrounds differ from yours.
All of these qualities are very attractive to employers, and graduates have pursued careers across the globe that reflect the diversity of their degrees. Theyve gone on to be successful in education, the media, law, publishing, the civil service, business and finance and the charity sector to name a few. Many others have also pursued postgraduate study, including further training in language-based careers such as translating and interpreting.
After your first year, youll spend a year at Chiang Mai University in Thailand to benefit from expert teaching in Thai language and culture. Its a fantastic way to develop your knowledge and language skills. But between classes, youll have plenty of opportunities to travel and explore the country, getting a real insight into life in Thailand.
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