XClose

UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)

Home
Menu

Languages and Culture UG Handbook (Russian + another language)

Russian (delivered by SSEES) and another language (delivered by SELCS)

This structure covers those degrees for students taking Russian in conjunction with a SELCS (School of European Languages, Culture and Society) language (e.g. French and Russian, German and Russian, etc). 

  • You must register for exactly 120 credits per year of study;
  • You must have taken and passed 90 credits of Level 6 modules by the end of the final year;
  • You are not permitted to take more than 150 credits of Level 4 modules over the course of your programme;
  • The Year Abroad must be passed

Students of Modern Languages must choose an interdepartmental module to the value of 15 credits in both Year 1 and Year 2. These are modules with codes beginning either ELCS or SEEE and any module may be taken in these groups. If you include the interdepartmental module in the SSEES 60 credits in one year you must include it in the SELCS 60 credits in the other year, or vice versa.

Year One

30 credits compulsory Russian language modules:

EITHER: (when Russian is ab initio): 

SERS0001: Comprehension of Russian (Year 1A) (15 credits) and
SERS0002: Use of Russian (Year 1A) (15 credits)

OR: (when Russian is post A Level or equivalent):
SERS0003: Comprehension of Russian (Year 1) (15 credits)
SERS0005: Use of Russian (Year 1) (15 credits)   

15 credits compulsory core Russian Culture module:        
SERS0008: Russian Short Fiction from Romanticism to Postmodernism (15 credits)

15 credits from core culture modules:    
SERS0010: The Making of Modern Russian Culture (15 credits)      
SERS0012: Representations of Russia  (15 credits)
SERS0014: Russian Cinema: History, Ideology, Society (15 credits)
SEEE or ELCS Interdepartmental module (15 credits)
(if taken from the SSEES side of the syllabus)

SELCS language and culture- 60 credits

60 credits from modules offered by SELCS - please see the SELCS web pages for guidance.
(including 15 credits Interdepartmental module if included in SELCS 60 credits) 

Year Two

SSEES Language and culture modules - 60 credits

30 credits compulsory Russian language modules:

EITHER (when you took Russian at ab initio Year 1A level in the previous year):
SERS0016: Comprehension of Russian (Year 2A) (15 credits)     
SERS0018: Use of Russian (Year 2A)  (15 credits)

OR: (when you took Russian at Year 1 level in the previous year):
SERS0020: Comprehension of Russian (Year 2) (15 credits)
SERS0022: Use of Russian (Year 2)  (15 credits)           

15 credits from core Russian Culture modules:
One 15-credit module from Year 2 Literature/Culture options, for example:
SERS0027 - Russian Cinema Men and Women
SERS0029 - Chekhov The Quest for Freedom
SERS0031 - The Person Love and Utopia in Russian Thought
SERS0034 - The Petersburg 'Text' in Russian Literature and Culture: From Romanticism to Modernism

15 credits from core culture modules:    
 EITHER: from Year 2 Russian Culture modules                              
 OR: Interdepartmental module (codes beginning SEEE or ELCS)

SELCS Language and culture- 60 credits

60 credits from modules offered by SELCS - please see the SELCS web pages for guidance.
(including 15 credits Interdepartmental module if included in SELCS 60 credits) 

Year Abroad

Your third year is split between Russia and your the country where your other language choice is spoken.  You will normally spend this year studying at a university, but alternatives, such as work placements, may be possible. Further details are contained in the Year Abroad Handbook.

Students on a SSEES placement in Semester 1 should select SEES0138 and ELCS0096
Students on a SELCS placement in Semester 1 should choose ELCS0095 and SEES0139

Year Four

By the end of Year 4 you need to have taken a minimum of 90 credits in Level 6 modules over Years 2 and 4 together.

SSEES Language and culture modules - 60 credits

15 credits compulsory Russian language module:  
             

SERS0039: Use of Russian (Year 4)  (15 credits)

45 credits from optional modules

EITHER: all 45 credits from Level 6 Russian Culture modules
OR: 30 credits from Level 6 Russian Culture modules and 15 credits from Level 5/6 modules with codes beginning SEEE

Optional modules may include a maximum of two language modules from the list below:
SERS0037 Comprehension of Russian (Year 4)
SERS0106 - Reading and Discussion of Texts in Russian (not running 2021-22)
SERS0107 - Writing, Editing and Blogging in Russian 

SELCS Language and culture- 60 credits

60 credits from modules offered by SELCS - please see the SELCS web pages for guidance.
(including 15 credits Interdepartmental module if included in SELCS 60 credits)