This degree combines philosophy with the study of Russian. Russian is a language of strategic importance spoken by people across several countries and large diasporic communities, including in the UK. The course provides a valuable skill set, ideally tailored to the increasingly globalised workplace. For philosophy you will study units covering introduction to philosophy, logic, and realism and normativity. You will follow a structured language course in Russian, as well as explore the rich literature, cinema, history, thought, politics, religion, and visual culture of Russian-speaking countries and communities. You will spend your third year abroad in a Russian-speaking country, extending your language skills and cultural knowledge. To find out more about studying abroad, visit Global Opportunities: bristol.ac.uk/global-opportunities/go-abroad/ Both departments encourage strong synergy between research and teaching resulting in a vibrant learning environment for students as staff respond to new research in their teaching. This course combination offers an enriching experience with exciting intellectual challenges and a range of options that will allow you to pursue your own interests. Teaching is delivered through lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, and one-to-one project supervision. Assessments may include presentations, essays, commentaries, exams, collaborative projects, debates, podcasts, video essays, and dissertations. Our course will ensure you practice a range of skills, which will make you attractive to future employers in the sector of your choice. Russian can be studied from beginner’s level and post-A level (or equivalent). All modern languages students have access to our state-of-the-art Multimedia Centre. You can also access extracurricular activities such as talks by visiting speakers, societies, language cafés, student newspapers, and talent shows.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
Republic of Ireland
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and accepts a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate study. If you studied at a school, college or university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualification equivalences, scholarships and details of our education representatives in your country/region: bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/
European Baccalaureate: 80% overall, with 8.0 in a modern language.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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