Taught course

Russian Studies (MLitt)

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Modern Languages
Qualifications
MLittPGDipMPhil

Entry requirements

A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in Russian or a similar course of academic study with substantial course components in the area of Russian studies.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MLitt in Russian Studies is a one-year taught programme run by the Department of Russian in the School of Modern Languages. The programme combines guided and independent study of some of the most notable Russian writers and ideas from the nineteenth century to the present day.

Highlights

  • Students receive training in theoretical and methodological issues relevant to their area of studies.
  • Small group tuition in subjects that correspond to particular teaching and research strengths at St Andrews.
  • Students have the opportunity to study in depth a topic of their choice and to build on this in the form of a 15,000-word dissertation.

Teaching format

The taught portion of the course consists of five compulsory modules involving literary theory, research skills, and Russian literature and culture. Classes are delivered through a mixture of lectures, seminars and fortnightly tutorials, with class sizes ranging from individual one-to-one teaching up to 20 students. Modules are assessed through coursework; there are no final exams for this programme.

You will spend the summer months focusing on researching and writing a final dissertation of no more than 15,000 words.

Modules

The modules in this programme have varying methods of delivery and assessment. For more details of each module, including weekly contact hours, teaching methods and assessment, please see the latest module catalogue which is for the 2017–2018 academic year; some elements may be subject to change for 2018 entry.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,500
International students
EU: £8,500  Overseas: £17,600

Qualification and course duration

MLitt

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

MPhil

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Secretary
Email
pgmodlangs@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 46 3670