Entry requirements

Students applying to enter directly into the MPhil/PhD programme would normally be expected to have a Masters degree with Merit or equivalent in Russian Studies, or other relevant qualifications such as a doctorate in another subject.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Our wide range of expertise offers postgraduates the possibility of preparing for research degrees in one or more areas. We attach particular importance to the quality of research supervision and training in research methodology and to the integration of our postgraduates into the Department’s academic and research community. Scholars of international repute are frequent visitors. Postgraduates enjoy their own regular research seminars: one focusing on film studies and the other on comparative and multidisciplinary studies.

A summary of our main areas of research focus is provided here:

  • Literature and culture of the 20th century
  • 19th and 20th century poetry
  • Comparative literature
  • British-Soviet cultural relations

Department specialisms

Literature and culture of the 20th century; 19th and 20th century poetry; Comparative literature; British-Soviet cultural relations

Information for international students

If you are an international student, please visit our international equivalency pages to enable you to see if your existing academic qualifications meet our entry requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Overall score 7.0 with a minimum score of 6.5 in the writing component and all other sections no less than 6.0.

TOEFL IBT*

Overall score 100 with minimum scores of 25 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

65 with no less than 58 in all communicative skills.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,400 (full-time) £2,200 (part-time)
International students
£16,400 (full-time)

Learn more at the fees and funding page.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
24-36 months
part time
48-60 months

PhD

part time
72-84 months
full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Name
College of Humanities
Email
humanities-pgadmissions@exeter.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1392 725306