New languages (available to students with no prior knowledge of the language or of a closely related language. Not all languages are available every year.
|t.b.c.||Albanian as a new language|
|SEESG066||Bulgarian as a new language|
|SEESG067||Czech as a new language|
|SEESG068||Finnish as a new language|
|SEESG069||Hungarian as a new language|
|SEESG070||Polish as a new language|
|SEESG071||Romanian as a new language|
|SEESG072||Russian as a new language|
|SEESG073||Serbian and Croatian as a new language|
|t.b.c.||Slovak as a new language|
|SEESG074||Slovene as a new language|
|SEESG075||Ukrainian as a new language|
Each 'new' language course is designed for people who do not already speak or understand that or a closely related language. It requires intensive study, and applicants must provide evidence of language learning ability. Early progress is monitored carefully, and in some cases students may be advised to transfer to a different course. The language must not be a prerequisite for another course taken in the same year; students wishing to study courses which do have a language prerequisite may study the language during the first year of a part-time degree.
The examination of the courses is sufficiently rigorous to demonstrate to potential employers that candidates are proficient in working with the language, and to assure potential supervisors that the candidate has the linguistic ability to undertake a higher degree in history or the social sciences.
The Intermediate Russian course is available to those whose knowledge of the language is between GCSE level at the lower end and A-level at the higher (overseas equivalent qualifications are admissible). Students wishing to take the course in Advanced Russian must already hold an upper-second class Honours degree-level qualification in the language. Entry to both courses is subject to passing an entrance test held during the first week of registration.
Students with some knowledge of Russian but who are not taking language courses may nevertheless make use of our other facilities such as Russian television broadcasts, books and periodicals in the Library, attendance at departmental seminars, lectures and poetry readings, the Post-Soviet Press Group, and screenings of Russian films.
MRes in East European Studies
MA Central and South-East European Studies
MA Comparative Business Economics
MA Nationalism and Identity
MA Political Economy of Russia and Eastern Europe
MA Politics, Security and Integration
MA Russian and East European Literature and Culture
MA Russian Studies