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BA European Studies and a Modern Language (Russian)
Examine politics, history, economics, and sociology alongside Russian language and culture.

BA European Studies and a Modern Language (Russian) / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
4 years
Typical A-level offer

Grades ABB-BBB including English Language at A2 or GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language (Grade B).

Typical International Baccalaureate offer

32 - 34 points overall (core points accepted), to include 6, 5, 5 - 5, 5, 5 in higher level subjects including English Language or GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language (Grade B)

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS
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Course description

BA (Hons) European Studies and a Modern Language (Russian)

  • Combines a Language programme in a specified European language (French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, or Russian) with core course units in Politics, focusing in particular on international and comparative politics, and on Europe and the European Union.
  • On the `Modern Languages' side of this programme, you will also take courses about the cultures and societies relating to your main language. On the `European Studies' side, as well as the core course units in politics, you will have an increasingly wide choice of courses in politics, economics and economic history, sociology and social anthropology, and history.
  • Year 3 is spent in a country where your main language is spoken, either at one of Manchester's partner universities, or as a Language Assistant in a school or college, or on a work placement. This year abroad can also be split between university study and a work placement.
  • Designed to equip students with strong analytical skills and an informed understanding of contemporary Europe through the range of subjects studied.
  • Studies in Russian will enable students to develop their Russian language skills to a superior level, while also developing their interests in and knowledge of a variety of other subject areas (such as film and media studies, sociology, history and politics, literary and cultural studies).
  • Students will be provided with a broad grounding in Russian area studies, with an emphasis on the integrated study of language, culture and society.

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On this day you will find out more about the School and its resources, and meet members of academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.


Fees for entry in 2017 have not yet been set. For entry in 2016 the tuition fees were £9,000 per annum for home/EU students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2017 entry.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
+44 (0)161 275 3211
+44 (0)161 275 3031
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