University Of Bristol Year Abroad Russian

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University Of Bristol Year Abroad Russian

University Of Bristol Year Abroad Russian

As Russia continues to assert itself as a powerful political and economic force, Russian expertise has never been more vital in a range of professions.

At Bristol, you can learn Russian language from beginners’ level or build on existing experience while exploring Russia’s dramatic history and complex culture.

Bristol’s Department of Russian has a strong reputation as one of the UK’s leading research institutes in the field of Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages, and offers a lively environment for studying their history, literature and societies.

Why study Russian at Bristol?

Our students consistently praise the friendly and supportive atmosphere of the Russian department at Bristol. You will have frequent contact with experienced, native-speaking teachers.

In years one and two, beginners in Russian language follow a core programme with a specialist beginner-level teacher. Those with A-level or equivalent experience are taught separately.

Our first-year programme in Russian culture will equip you with the knowledge and skills to explore aspects of Russia in more depth later. You will study key periods in Russian history alongside selected texts, images or films, and explore Russia further through its literature, history, religious culture and political ideas.

Your third year abroad could take you to places such as Moscow, St Petersburg, Krasnodar, the Urals, Siberia and Kazakhstan, with constant contact and support from members of the department.

Bristol is a very exciting place to study arts and humanities, with a thriving cultural life, several art cinemas, concert halls and theatres and a lively cosmopolitan atmosphere.

What kind of student would this course suit?

Russian will suit you if you are an enthusiastic languages student who enjoys exploring the history and culture of other countries, but is eager to branch out beyond Western-European oriented language programmes. Russian, although constructed differently from most European languages, is both logical and poetic, and our graduates achieve a high level of fluency.