The four-year BA Polish and Russian is a joint honours programme split equally between your two languages. You will take modules not only in language (speaking, listening, reading, writing and translation) but also in cultural topics including literature, history, film, linguistics, politics and other relevant field designed to complement your language learning. With a wide variety of modules on offer, you will be able to tailor your modern languages degree to your areas of interest. You will spend a Year Abroad in the third year, split between two countries where your languages are spoken.
Data from the 2011 census reveals that over half a million people in England and Wales speak Polish. This makes Polish England's second language! Poland, with nearly 39 million citizens, is an increasingly important actor on the world economic and political stage. Studying Polish at SSEES (UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies) offers the opportunity to gain excellent language skills and a profound knowledge of Polish literature, history and culture that will prepare you for a wide variety of careers in Europe.
Knowledge of Russian gives you direct access to a fascinating cultural and historical tradition, helps you understand the evolution of Russian philosophical and ideological trends, and brings you closer to one of the world’s most dynamic geopolitical regions. We are one of the largest Russian departments in the UK and studying this language at SSEES (UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies) cultivates a high proficiency in Russian language and develops your skills in analysis, presentation, problem-solving and intercultural understanding.
UCL Is ranked 3rd in the UK for Modern Languages in the 2018 QS World Rankings and offers outstanding opportunities to language students and graduates.
Award: BA Professional Qualification 4 Years Full Time Taught in English