Research course

Russian

Institution
University of Bristol · Department of Russian and Czech
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

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Entry requirements

MPhil: An upper second-class degree (or international equivalent). Please note, acceptance will also depend on evidence of your readiness to pursue a research degree

MPhil/PhD: A master's qualification, or be working towards a master's qualification, or international equivalent. Applicants without a master's qualification may be considered on an exceptional basis provided they hold a first-class undergraduate degree (or international equivalent). Applicants with a non-traditional background may be considered provided they can demonstrate substantial equivalent and relevant experience that has prepared them to undertake their proposed course of study.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

MPhil: a standalone, one-year (full-time) research degree. Students will undertake their own research project, concluding in the submission of a 25,000 word dissertation. Students may have the option to audit units from our taught master's programmes if they are relevant to their research.

PhD: a research project undertaken across four years (full-time, minimum period of study three years), culminating in an 80,000 word thesis. As well as having the option to audit taught units, there may be the potential for PhD students to teach units themselves from their second year of study onwards.

The Department of Russian has an outstanding record of research. We pride ourselves on our strong, active research culture, while the research interests of staff span a broad range of disciplinary emphases.

We can support postgraduate research in many areas within the following broad fields:

  • Russian literature from the 19th century to the present
  • Russian intellectual history from the 19th century to the 20th century
  • Russian film and visual culture
  • Soviet history
  • British-Soviet relations
  • Literary and cultural theory
  • Issues of cultural identity (semiotics of space, perceptions of time and of modernity)
  • Urban studies
  • Russian Orthodox theology and culture
  • Gender in Russian literature and culture
  • Translation studies
  • Media studies

Our postgraduates are a key part of the research community and are integrated into the research activities of the School of Modern Languages and the faculty.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
artf-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 117 331 8443