Russian Language Degree Programs

Back to Programs

Russian Language & Literature Degrees Abroad

What better way to master the Russian language than by simultaneously studying its literature? Boasting a language that is in extremely high demand among global professionals, along with a literary culture that is renowned for producing some of the greatest writers the world has seen, earning a Russian language and literature degree abroad can be an endless source of academic intrigue for ambitious international students from across the planet.

Why Earn Your Degree Abroad

Earning your degree abroad in Russian language and literature can immerse you within the tremendous cultural depth of this influential world power. From Dostoevsky to Tolstoy and from Trotsky to Lenin, Russia has been a leading source of intellectual history for hundreds of years. The only way to truly engage deeply with the material is by mastering the language, and earning your Russian language and literature degree abroad is the opportunity to do both in a stimulating global setting.

Locations

Well for starters, there’s Russia; if you’re going to go all in by earning a Russian language and literature degree abroad, then why not go straight to the source? Russia boasts many prestigious universities and is beginning to open its doors wider to international students in an effort to engage globally in the post-Soviet era. Travelling to earn your Russian language and literature degree abroad in an academically potent city such as St. Petersburg will be the natural option for many.

Alternatives do exist, however. One perk of earning your Russian language and literature degree abroad outside of the country itself is that degree programs will be tailored more to an introductory demographic, i.e. non-Russian students who are unfamiliar with the language and culture. English-speaking countries such as England, Australia, and the United States boast the additional perk of hosting some of the most highly touted universities in the world, as well.

In the end, the choice is fully yours of where to earn your Russian language and literature degree abroad. It makes intuitive sense to travel to the country itself for a fully immersive experience, but there can also be a case made for studying abroad in other countries as well.

Academics & Degrees

Russian language and literature degree programs are fairly straightforward around the world; you begin with the basics of both, then continue to delve deeper into the material the further along you go. The degree is often constructed similarly to a double-major at the undergraduate level, separately studying the foundations of Russian language and then English-translated works of comparative literature.

When the two areas coalesce, usually toward the end of an undergraduate degree program, then the study of Russian language and linguistics will be applied toward reading original Russian renditions. At the graduate level, if you choose to advanced toward earning a Master’s or PhD in Russian language and literature abroad, then a full transition to the Russian language becomes typical.

Many students choose to study Russian language and literature out of a literary passion for the subject matter, while many others choose to study out of a practical desire to master the Russian language for other pursuits. Among the former, academia, translations, and other realms of publication and education are generally the most popular career pursuits once equipped with a Russian language and literature degree. Among the latter, many graduates choose to move on and work in international business, international relations, or for NGOS.

Benefits & Challenges

The Masters. Internationally renowned writers and thinkers including Gogol, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Chekhov have been some of the most influential voices in literary history. Learning their language is the only way to truly appreciate their mastery.

Linguistic Payoff. At the same time, struggling with these extremely dense texts will inexorably improve your own mastery over the Russian language. Reading, writing, and speaking as much as possible is the only way to get better.

Complex Structures. Put simply, Russian is not an easy language to learn. With a much different alphabet and syntax from English, pushing yourself to becoming fluent in this new tongue will greatly improve your ability to move on and learn any number of other languages as well.

Earning a degree abroad in Russian language and literature can be, in concurrence with the material of their greatest writers, an existentially awakening experience. Are you ready to take it on?

Read More

A Guide To

Russian Language & Literature Degrees Abroad

READ ARTICLE

 Browse Russian Language Degree Programs Abroad Now

Save

This listing has been saved 11 times

Queen Mary University of London offers fully integrated degree programs that give international students a genuinely British academic and social experience. The Graduate School offers both taught degrees and research degrees in disciplines, including Engineering, Film, French Studies, History, Law, Politics, and International Relations. Typically, taught masters programs are one year in duratio...

Save

This listing has been saved 42 times

We invite you to join the 27,000 students from nearly 150 countries who have chosen to study at one of the UK’s most historic and prestigious universities! Students from around the world choose King’s to further their academic and professional studies. With over 90% of our research internationally recognized, you benefit from an intellectually rigorous environment supported by welcoming and car...

Save

This listing has been saved 60 times

Whether you want to study undergraduate and graduate degree programs or shorter-term semester and year-long programs, Across The Pond can help. For over 10 years we have been helping students from the USA, Canada, Latin America and Norway to find and apply to over 40 of the top colleges and graduate schools in England and the rest of the UK. Our team of UK Study Experts, who have had first-h...

Save

This listing has been saved 4 times

Gain international study experience in Dublin - the hometown of Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, Jonathan Swift, and other literary legends. Through API, you can enroll at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland’s oldest university and one of Europe’s most prestigious. Earn 12-15 semester credits through a range of undergraduate classes open to international students. If you wish to pursue further studies, cho...

Save

This listing has been saved 21 times

Whether you are interested in an exchange semester or want to pursue your bachelor, master or post-graduate degree in India, we assist you in locating and enlisting in the best suited study programs. Our services cover all formalities, from the selection of the most suitable educational institute and the first point of contact to the application process and finding appropriate accommodation. ...

Save

This listing has been saved 1 time

The Vocational College for Foreign Languages of the F+U Academy of Languages in Heidelberg offers the opportunity to study full time towards the following state recognized qualifications: FremdsprachenkorrespondentIn (Foreign Language Correspondence Clerk), Europasekretärin (European Secretary), WelthandelskorrespondentIn (Multilingual Correspondence Clerk) and Translator. Recognised status f...

Save

This listing has been saved 1 time

ProBa Language Centre established in 1995. At present ProBa is one of the leading institutions offering academic courses of the Russian Language for Foreigners and intensive language practice in Russia. Using the direct teaching method as the basis for classical academic education, we are also the authors of the Russian Language audio courses and computer programs, which assist students in gain...

Save

This listing has been saved 4 times

Regent's is an independent, not-for-profit university. Regent’s offers British and American undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in a wide range of fields, including business and management, psychology, drama, film and media, arts and social sciences, fashion and design. The main campus lies in a royal park in the heart of London, one of Europe’s most exciting cities. Our second campus is ...

Save

This listing has been saved 3 times

York St John University is a liberal arts university located in the beautiful city of York in Northern England. We offer a range of modular three-year Bachelors degree programmes and there is a wide choice of subject combinations together with a range of specialist degrees; undergraduate subjects include Fine Arts, Product Design, Counseling, Film & TV Production, International Business, Touris...

Save

HTL International School bachelor's degree in Hotel and Tourism Studies program is divided into three years. Program objectives include providing a basic knowledge of the business of tourism and show the connections between the hotel and travel management, introducing the general views of the specialization subjects, like events management, human resources, public relations, and tour guiding, i...