Research course

Russian and Slavonic Studies

University of Nottingham · Russian and Slavonic Studies

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Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in an arts, humanities or social science subject. For PhD-level study, applicants should hold, or be working toward, a masters degree in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

The department offers excellent research supervision for PhD candidates, both full-time and part-time. Research staff profiles can be found on the Departmental website. The PhD lasts three years (six years part-time) and leads to a dissertation of 100,000 words.

As well as excellent facilities, including a dedicated postgraduate area, students enjoy interdisciplinary links with other institutions through Nottingham’s partnership with the Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies (CRCEES), funded by AHRC, ESRC, HEFCE and SHEFCE and spearheaded from Glasgow. CRCEES awards studentships at all postgraduate levels and runs an annual Research Forum and Summer School especially for the postgraduates of its member institutions.

We also have strong links with academic institutions in Russia, Slovenia, Serbia and Croatia, which our students are able to utilise. Further travel opportunities exist through the Universitas 21 programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5917