BA History and Russian (VR17)

2019 entry

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New course for 2019

UCAS code VR17
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £18,100 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
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Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

About BA History and Russian

This joint honours degree allows you to study two complementary disciplines, both of which ask you to think carefully about texts in their broader cultural and historical contexts. This course combines the broad historical knowledge and well-developed research skills gained in a history degree with the in-depth cultural awareness and advanced linguistic skills that come from studying modern languages.

You will join two large departments with top researchers in a great diversity of fields and will be encouraged to develop expertise and research skills relevant to both disciplines while also considering the relationships between them.

Your third year will be spent abroad, where you will have the opportunity to explore these intersections in the distinct cultural and social context of your host country while studying or working. Those who choose to study at a university will be urged to select history-based options while those who opt for work placements will be encouraged to seek placements in the heritage sector.

You will have the chance to explore these intersections independently in a dissertation in year four. You will be required to write a historically-minded dissertation using some sources written in Russian.

The combined knowledge of history, language and culture will mean you are uniquely placed to foster and to lead intercultural communication across national boundaries, a skill that is increasingly sought after in a globalised economy.

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Typical offer for BA History and Russian - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAA including History and a modern language
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABB including A in History and B in a modern language
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in History and a modern language
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in History and 5 at Higher Level in a modern language
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Humanities/Humanities and Social Sciences, or Literary Studies) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. Distinctions may be required in specified units. All applicants must demonstrate a proven capacity for language learning, usually with a B at A-level in a modern foreign language.
BTEC offer DDD plus A in A-level History and B in A-level modern language
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA in History and a modern language, and Standard Higher: AAAAB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall, with 8.5 in History and a modern language
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required
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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile A
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Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS or Common Application

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