Cultural Studies and Russian Civilisation BA (Full time) 2018 start
UCAS code: VR9R
Start date: September 2018
3 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: Yes
Cultural Studies is an exciting interdisciplinary programme which offers you an insight into cultural practices, histories and meanings. Youll learn to look at film, history, literature, philosophy and visual culture in new ways and apply different theories of culture to issues of gender, race, class and media among others. Youll combine core and optional modules to build your understanding of cultural analysis while gaining specialist knowledge on topics that suit your interests.
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.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 also undertake a major research project in either subject in your final year.
In your first year youll take core modules introducing you to different methods and approaches in cultural analysis. Youll also choose optional modules or take discovery modules from across the University. With this grounding youll be able to make the most of the choice on offer in the following year, when youll select from modules on topics like the art market, aesthetics and Asian visual culture. Youll continue to follow your interests through options 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.
|Introduction to Cultural Analysis 1||20 credits|
|Introduction to Cultural Analysis II||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|
|Introduction to Audio-Visual Culture||20 credits|
|Politics, Culture and Society||20 credits|
|Worlds of Literature||20 credits|
|Discourse, Culture and Identity||20 credits|
|Cinema and Culture||20 credits|
|The State of Utopia||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|
|Making Sense of Sound||20 credits|
|Soviet Socialist Realism||20 credits|
|The Frankfurt School and Critical Theory||20 credits|
|Technology, Media and Critical Literacy||20 credits|
|Gender Identity in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia||20 credits|
|Russian (New) Media||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.
Typical Access to Leeds offer: BBC at A Level and pass Access to Leeds.
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 and demonstrates 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.
All of these qualities are very attractive to employers, and graduates have pursued careers reflecting 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.
On this course you have the opportunity to apply to spend time abroad, usually as an extra academic year. The University has partnerships with more than 400 universities worldwide and popular destinations for our students include Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa and Latin America.
Find out more at the Study Abroad website.
Practical work experience can help you decide on your career and improve your employability. On this course you have the option to apply to take a placement year module with organisations across the public, private and voluntary sectors in the UK, or overseas.
Find out more about work experience on the Careers website.
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