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This is an intensive programme in Russian language for graduates in other subjects who would find a thorough knowledge of Russian an asset in their chosen field. It is ideal for those who have no prior knowledge of the language.

Why this programme

  • This programme is designed as preparation for employment related to Russia or the Russian-speaking countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS); or research activities in history, sociology, politics and economy that deal with Russia and CIS-related themes.
  • You will benefit from a period of study abroad at a partner institution in the Russian Federation or another country where Russian is spoken where Russian is spoken.
  • The courses cover linguistic, cultural and socio-political elements which will provide you with multifaceted language skills and knowledge about the country and the people.

Programme structure

The programme combines classroom-based teaching and online distance learning in intermediate-level Russian language. Teaching comprises four distinct elements or blocks, imparting grammar, reading, translation and oral skills.

Core courses

  • Certificate course in Russian language
  • Russian for social scientists (beginners)
  • Writing project on Russia.

Programme alteration or discontinuation

The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

Career prospects

Students who intend to work in Russia or need Russian in relation to their work will receive appropriate provision of language in connection with their specific area-based knowledge. Graduates have gone into teaching, commerce, financial services, translating, postgraduate study and other occupations.

Visit the Russian Language (PGDip) page on the University of Glasgow website for more details!





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