If you have no previous knowledge of Russian you will study Russian Studies 1A. If you have studied the language before, you will take Russian Studies 1B. Both of these courses also explore Russian culture. During the break between first and second year you have the opportunity to spend a month at the Nevsky Institute of Language and Culture in St Petersburg.
You will continue to study Russian language and culture and will take courses in Russian literature.
You will spend your third year in a Russian-speaking country studying at a university or on a work experience placement. The University of Edinburgh has links with the Moscow Humanities Institute, St Petersburg State University and the Perm State Pedagogical University.
In your final year you can choose to specialise in Russian literature, Russian language and society, Russian culture or Russian politics. You will also complete a dissertation in Russian.
2020 entry requirements
4 Highers at AABB (minimum) but typically AAAB (first sitting) plus a language other than English at B and English at National 5.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB (by end of S6) plus a language other than English at B and English at National 5. Highers at BBB must be achieved in one sitting S4-S6.
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Literatures, Languages and Cultures