Russian and East European Studies

Study at a Top 10 UK university for Russian and East European Studies (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023)

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 6th in the UK for Russian and East European Languages in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.
  • The opportunity to study 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.