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The Department of Russian at Bristol has long enjoyed a reputation among students and academics as one of the UK’s top Russian departments, rating third in the Independent's Complete University Guide for 2011. This reputation was also confirmed by another strong performance in the 2008 national Research Assessment Exercise.

At undergraduate level we offer comprehensive coverage of Russian and Czech culture from the eighteenth century through to the present day, including course units in literature, history, cinema, the history of ideas, cultural politics, religious and folk culture and gender studies. At postgraduate level we not only offer a variety of Russian MA pathways, but also contribute Russian and Czech content to the range of School of Modern Languages MA programmes, and provide specialist supervision of postgraduate research projects in most of the areas mentioned above, in close cooperation with the Faculty of Arts Graduate School.

The spirit of the department is well reflected in the activities that take place outside the ordinary academic programme. Students and staff work through the year preparing an evening of Russian culture, a wonderful showcase of the department’s hidden talents, usually including drama, music, singing and dancing, attended in large number by local Russians. The student-run SlavSoc also organises regular social events. We have recently hosted a variety of speakers, including a Russian journalist from RIA-Novosti, the Czech ambassador, senior staff from the Russian Embassy, leading Russian and Czech scholars and writers. Bristol staff are regularly involved in events taking place at arts centres, museums or festivals in Bristol, London or elsewhere.

Please follow the links for more information on studying Russian and Czech at Bristol.

Russian Department