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BAHistory and Russian Studies

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

The UK loses £48 billion per year due to a lack of languages skills*. Employers need multilingual communicators who can speak with people on the same cultural wavelength. Becoming a Birmingham languages graduate takes you there.

Russia is an important global player, having undergone fascinating changes. Western businesses are spending billions investing in Russia and other former Soviet markets, and need employees who can both speak the language and understand the history, politics and culture of the region.

The University of Birmingham is placed in the Top 5 for Russian Studies, and the Top 10 for History in the Complete University Guide 2019. Taking Russian Studies alongside History is highly complementary and an exciting way to contextualise your knowledge in each discipline. Researching primary sources is a key feature of any History degree, and studying Russian dramatically increases the range of primary sources that you will be able to access.

Programme structure

Russian:
During your years of study you will take compulsory language modules depending on your language proficiency (Beginner or post A-Level). You will then choose amongst a wide range of optional modules depending on the number of credits you are taking in the language.

You can find out more about the available modules dependent on your credit weighting for your chosen language via the My Choices website. The modules listed may occasionally be subject to change.

History:
First year
History:

Compulsory modules:

Practising History (A): Skills in History
Practising History (B): Approaches to History
You will choose one of these modules:

Discovering the Middle Ages
Reformation, Rebellion and Revolution: Making of the Modern World 1500-1800
You will also choose one of these modules:

Living in the Middle Ages
The Making of the Contemporary World: Modern History c.1800 to the Present
War and Society
United States History 1865-2000
History first year detailed module descriptions

Second year
History:

Compulsory modules:

Group Research
Option (History)
Choose from one of the following:

History in Theory and Practice (20 credits)
Research Methods (20 credits)
Professional Skills Module (20 credits) – please note: places on this module are limited
History second year detailed module descriptions

Third year
You can choose to spend your year abroad in various locations including Moscow, St Petersburg, Yaroslavl, Petrozavodsk, Tver and Volgograd, spending either two semesters in one place or splitting them between two different places, for instance a semester in Moscow and a semester in Tver. If you are studying Russian with another language, your year abroad can be split between Russia and a country where they speak the other language being studied ). There is also the opportunity to spend a semester in Krakow, Poland under the ERASMUS scheme.

Final year
History

Compulsory modules:

Special Subject A+B (20 + 20 credits)
Optional Modules:

Students can also take an Advanced Option A, an Advanced Option B or a Joint Honours History dissertation for a further 20 credits or two of these modules for a further 40 credits.

If you studied Research Methods (Dissertation Preparation) in year 2 you would normally be expected to do a 40 credit dissertation in History (for 80 credits in total).

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Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States