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BA History of Art and Russian (VR37)

Course overview

BA History of Art and Russian (VR37)

Typical offer

A-level standard offer: ABB

A-level contextual offer: BBC

See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.

Course duration

4 year(s) full-time

6-7 year(s) part-time

Part-time study with daytime, weekday teaching plus a period of residence abroad.

Application method

Full-time: UCAS

Part-time: Contact artf-ugoffice@bristol.ac.uk for more information and to apply.

Fees

£9,250 per year, home students

£24,500 per year, international students

  • Part-time tuition fees will normally be charged on a pro rata basis

More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.

Location

Clifton campus, Placements

This course combines history of art with the study of Russian, a language of strategic importance spoken by people across several countries and large diasporic communities, including in the UK. The course offers an enriching experience with exciting intellectual challenges and a range of options that will allow you to pursue your own interests.

Both departments encourage strong synergy between research and teaching, resulting in a vibrant learning environment as staff incorporate new research into their classes.

The course will give you a grounding in the key skills needed for a history of art degree, studying a wide range of visual and material culture and allowing you to explore some themes in greater depth, while developing your research skills.

You will follow a structured language course in Russian, as well as explore the rich literature, cinema, history, thought, politics, religion and visual culture of Russian-speaking countries and communities. You will spend your third year abroad in a Russian-speaking country, extending your language skills and cultural knowledge. To find out more about studying abroad, visit Global Opportunities.

Teaching is delivered through lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops, and one-to-one project supervision. Assessments may include presentations, essays, commentaries, exams, collaborative projects, debates, podcasts, video essays, and dissertations.

Our course will ensure you practice a range of skills, which will make you attractive to future employers in the globalised workplace and in the sector of your choice.

Russian can be studied from beginner’s level and post-A level (or equivalent). All modern languages students have access to our state-of-the-art Multimedia Centre. You can also access extracurricular activities such as talks by visiting speakers, societies, language cafés, student newspapers, and talent shows.

Course structure

Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

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Entry requirements

We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirements

No specific subjects required.

Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:

Further information about English language requirements and profile levels

More about UK qualifications.

Selection process

  • For most candidates, we will only use your information in UCAS or your application form to assess your application. We may interview mature applicants and applicants with non-standard qualifications.
  • Full information about our selection processes for this course:
  • Regulations and codes of conduct we abide by to create a positive environment for learning and achievement:

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