Russian and CzechFind a programme
|Awards available||PhD, MPhil|
MPhil: one year full-time;
two years part-time
PhD: three years full-time;
six years part-time
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||Yes|
January 2018 (2017/18 fees apply)
The Department of Russian has an outstanding record of research. We pride ourselves on our strong, active research culture, while the research interests of staff span a broad range of disciplinary emphases.
We can support postgraduate research in many areas within the following broad fields:
- Russian prose fiction from the 19th century to the present
- 19th- and 20th-century Russian poetry
- 19th- and early 20th-century Russian intellectual history
- 20th-century Russian drama and theatre
- Russian and Soviet cinema
- Soviet history
- Modern Russian cultural studies
- Czech and Slovak literature from the 19th century to the present
- Russian and comparative literature
- Russian Orthodox culture.
Our postgraduates are a key part of the research community and are integrated into regular staff-student research seminars, as well as the research activities of the School of Modern Languages and the faculty.
NB For students starting in January 2018, fees for 2017/18 will apply.
Fees for 2018/19
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2018/19 are as follows:
- UK/EU: full-time
- UK/EU: part-time
- Overseas: full-time
- Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2018/19
The University of Bristol is part of the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWW DTP), which will be offering studentships for September 2018. For information on other funding opportunities, please see the Faculty of Arts funding pages.
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
MPhil: An upper second-class degree (or international equivalent). Please note, acceptance will also depend on evidence of your readiness to pursue a research degree.
MPhil/PhD: A master's qualification, or be working towards a master's qualification, or international equivalent. Applicants without a master's qualification may be considered on an exceptional basis provided they hold a first-class undergraduate degree (or international equivalent).
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
The department contributes to school and faculty research themes (eg Romanticism, Conflict and Culture, Testimonies) and has strong connections with research centres in Russia.
A large number of graduates from this programme develop careers in higher education or work on high-level research projects in the field of Russian and Czech; some graduates take up careers in translating and interpreting.
Professor Michael Basker, (Professor), 19th- and 20th-century Russian poetry; Pushkin and Romanticism; Silver Age poetry and prose fiction.
Dr Rajendra Chitnis, (Senior Lecturer), Czech and Slovak literature from the 19th century to the present; Russian fiction since the thaw.; The translation of smaller European literatures
Dr Ruth Coates, (Senior Lecturer), 19th-century and early 20th-century Russian intellectual history; 19th-century Russian literature; Russian Orthodox culture.
Dr Connor Doak, (Lecturer), 19th and 20th-century Russian literature; gender and sexuality and their relationship to war and political change.
September 2018 start: 1 August 2018
January 2019 start: 1 December 2018
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REF 2014 results
- 29% of research is world-leading (4 star)
- 38% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
- 26% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
- 7% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.
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Get in touch
Postgraduate Admissions Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 8443 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org