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Modern Languages and Cultures

St Basil's Cathedral, Moscow

Russian and East European Studies

Study at one of the top five universities for Russian and East European Studies in the UK.

Russian and East European Studies at Manchester is one of the most highly regarded UK departments in its field. Your teaching will be directly informed by our world-leading research with course units spanning history, society, culture, media, film and politics in Russia, the former Soviet Union, Poland and Southeast Europe.

We have a strong focus on employability and you’ll have the opportunity to learn translation and business Russian.

Our undergraduate degree programmes equip our students with excellent area studies expertise and concrete transferable skills that help them succeed in a wide range of careers after graduation.

They also provide a comprehensive foundation for further study at the postgraduate level and numerous opportunities for PhD research. 

Why Russian and East European Studies at Manchester?

  • Ranked 5th in the UK for Russian and East European Language in the 2017 Complete University Guide.
  • We offer Polish language and the culture and politics of Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.
  • Excellent employment prospects in fields such as business and finance, the media, the civil service, public relations, marketing and recruitment.
  • Recent graduates have gone on to work for prestigious organisations including the United Nations, Accenture, Bloomberg, JP Morgan Chase, the Moscow Times and Russia Today.

Find out more

Learn more about Russian and East European Studies at The University of Manchester in the video below.

The degree is very flexible, the unit choice is great and both my departments are just the right size: small enough to give you a voice, but big enough so that you keep meeting new people. Despite being at such a big university, I absolutely adore the fact that my degree is perfectly tailored to me. The excellent quality of the teaching is acknowledged throughout the country, and I really appreciate that the lecturers know us personally and easily adapt their teaching style to our needs.

Marion Le Visage / BA (Hons) Arabic and Russian