Taught course

Russian for Social Scientists

University of Glasgow · School of Social and Political Sciences

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme will not be running in 2018-19.

This intensive programme in Russian Language for graduates in other subjects who already possess basic proficiency in Russian but require a more extensive grounding in the language specifically for the purpose of conducting social scientific research dealing with Russia and/or the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

  • Overall the programme is designed to enable students to acquire sufficient linguistic knowledge and translating skills to be able to read and retrieve information from a variety of texts in the original language, including those related to social sciences, and to deepen their existing knowledge of Russian realia.
  • It uses online and distance resources as well as classroom teaching and includes a period of study at a language school in Russia.

Those who have completed the course have gone into teaching, commerce, financial services, translating, postgraduate study and other occupations.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requriements and the international page.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £5,100
International students
Full time: EU £5,100 Non EU £11,100

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Shamil Khairov