Research course

Russian Studies

University of Exeter · Modern Languages

Entry requirements

Normally a Masters degree with Merit or equivalent in Russian Studies, or other relevant qualifications such as a doctorate in another subject. Please contact the School for further details.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

The departments 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. Postgraduates enjoy their own regular research seminars: one focusing on film studies and the other on comparative and multidisciplinary studies.

Russian studies research focusses around;

  • 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

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community.

Visit our website for details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit our website for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration


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


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

Course contact details

College of Humanities
+44 (0)1392 725306