English and Russian A BA (Full time) 2018 start
UCAS code: QR37
Start date: September 2018
4 years full time
Typical A-level offer: AAB
(specific subjects required)
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
This prestigious degree allows you to explore the full range of poetry, prose and drama in English, from Old English and medieval literature to contemporary writing from around the world. Core modules will give you a thorough grounding in the development of literature in English over time, while optional modules enable you to develop specialist knowledge of topics that interest you. From Arthurian legends or Shakespeare to postcolonial fiction, there’s plenty of variety to choose from.
If you have A-level Russian or equivalent, this degree will improve and refine your language skills, and introduce you to various aspects of Russian culture, history and politics. A combination of core and optional modules will give you a firm grounding in the Russian language and you'll be able to choose from a wide range of optional modules exploring topics that suit your interests in Russian history, culture and society. You’ll also spend a year studying in Russia to develop your spoken and written Russian. But you’ll also choose from optional modules to explore topics from Dostoevsky to the language of the media.Back to top
In your first year you’ll choose from core modules exploring poetry, prose and drama through time. You may have the chance to study optional modules in English or discovery modules from across the University. Over the next two years you’ll develop your knowledge and skills through a choice of core modules focusing on different literary periods from the medieval period to today. We offer an exceptionally wide range of optional modules, enabling you to specialise in the periods, regions, genres, or themes that interest you most.
In your first year you’ll study core modules that will improve your written and spoken Russian, and you’ll also be introduced to Russian culture and literature. You’ll then spend a year studying in Russia to refine your skills and gain a deeper insight into Russian life. When you return, you’ll take advanced language classes over the next two years, and choose from optional modules on topics such as 19th century literature, new media in Russia and translation.
|Studying and Researching English||5 credits|
|IT for LCS Students||5 credits|
|Worlds of Literature||20 credits|
|Core Russian Language 1||20 credits|
|Writing Critically||20 credits|
|Prose: Reading and Interpretation||20 credits|
|Drama: Reading and Interpretation||20 credits|
|Developing Russian Language 1||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|
|Power of Language||20 credits|
|Language in Society||20 credits|
|Renaissance Literature||20 credits|
|Applied Russian Language 2||20 credits|
|Not by Bread Alone: Everyday Culture under the Soviet Regime||20 credits|
|Postcommunist / Postmodernist Identities||20 credits|
|Core Russian Language 3||20 credits|
|Final Year Project|
|Modern Literature||20 credits|
|Contemporary Literature||20 credits|
|Disposable Lives?||20 credits|
|Russian (New) Media||20 credits|
|Russian Advanced Translation||20 credits|
|Imagining the Post-Soviet Realm: Popular Culture and Representation of Russia and the Newly Independent States since 1991||20 credits|
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Entry requirements, fees and applying
A-level: AAB including A in English and B in Russian, excluding General Studies or Critical Thinking.
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. This course has additional subject specific requirements. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
We will consider this qualification in combination with other qualifications. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
D3, M1, M1 including D3 in English and M1 in Russian
35 points overall with 16 at Higher Level including 6 in English at Higher Level and 6 in Russian at Higher Level
Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)
H2, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 including H2 in English and H3 in Russian
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
Scottish Highers accepted in combination with Advanced Highers. Contact the Admissions Office for more information.
European Baccalaureate: 80% including 85% in English and 80% in Russian.
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 ABB at A Level including A in English and B in Russian (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking) and grade A in the EPQ.
Find out more about Access to Leeds and alternative admissions.
Typical Access to Leeds offer: BBB at A Level including English and Russian (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking) 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.
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
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