UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg


Russian Short Courses



See How to Enrol for more information and deadlines.

Complete Beginners may only start in Autumn term.

Please email eveningcourses@ssees.ucl.ac.uk to join the waiting list.


Autumn Term (5th October - 7th December) Lessons 1-10

Spring term (18th January - 22nd March) Lessons 11 - 20Summer term (3rd May - 5th July) Lessons 21 - 30
Russian Beginners Monday RS111Monday RS121Monday RS131
Russian Beginners Monday RS112Monday RS122Monday RS132
Russian Beginners Tuesday RS113Tuesday RS123Tuesday RS133
Russian BeginnersThursday RS114Thursday RS124Thursday RS134
Russian Lower Intermediate  Monday RS211 Monday RS221 Monday RS231
Russian Lower Intermediate Thursday RS212Thursday RS222Thursday RS232
Russian Upper Intermediate Tuesday RS311Tuesaday RS321Tuesday RS331
Russian Lower AdvancedWednesday RS411Wednesday RS421Wednesday RS431
Russian AdvancedTuesday RS511Tuesday RS521Tuesday RS531
Russian Advanced PlusThursdays RS611Thursdays RS621Thursdays RS631

All classes last two hours and commence at 6.30pm. All classes are held on Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW. 

Term 1 and Term 2 of (20/21) classes will be online.

Please note that due to high demand, we run multiple groups for a number of levels. If you are applying online, please also email eveningcourses@ucl.ac.uk specifying your preferred day. If you are applying by form, please specify your preference somewhere on your form or email. If you do not, we will allocate you to a group at random. All enrolments operate on a first come first served basis until capacity is reached.

If you are a new student applying to join at a level above Beginners, please see the How To Enrol page for details on the Russian assessment process.

Please note these are 30-week courses split into three 10-week terms. New students with sufficient knowledge of the language can enrol for lessons 11-20 and/or 21-30, but complete beginners must start in October.