Research course

Slavonic Studies

University of Cambridge · Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages

Entry requirements

Applicants for PhD study should have achieved a strong honours degree in a relevant field, with clear evidence of research potential, and a distinction in their UK Masters Degree (or equivalent).

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

The Department welcomes post-graduate students wishing to pursue doctoral research in Polish, Russian, and/or Ukrainian Studies or more broadly comparative topics. All lecturers in the Department are available to supervise students for three-year PhD research degrees.

The Department of Slavonic Studies is particularly noted for its expertise and international standing in the fields of Pre-Modern East Slavic culture; Polish, Russian and Ukrainian Literatures of the 19th and 20th centuries; Slavonic Linguistics; Nationalism Studies; Film and Visual Culture; Memory Studies; Sensory History; and Russian Imperial and Soviet History.

Information for international students

English Language Proficiency: IELTS 7.5 (minimum of 7 in each unit); TOEFL iBT 110 (minimum 25 in each individual element); CAE Grade A or B (minimum 193 in each individual element) plus a language centre assessment; CPE Grade A, B or C (with minimum 200 in each individual element).

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,094 p.a.
International students
£22,248 p.a.

Students from the UK and the EU who have been offered a place to start doctoral research in the Department of Slavonic Studies are eligible to apply for studentships from the AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Russian, Slavonic and East European Languages and Culture.

Funding may also be available from the Cambridge AHRC DTP, if your research topic is within the subject areas covered by the Cambridge AHRC DTP.

Other sources of funding are the Cambridge Commonwealth European and International Trusts, Gates Cambridge Scholarships and College Scholarships.

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Graduate Office
+44 (0)1223 335057