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Russian, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #227 (QS) ,
Russian is an important world language, spoken by some 150 million people, and is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. Russian culture is especially rich and fascinating.

About

With the opening of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, the world has become smaller. The most important parts of Russia industrially and strategically – East Siberia and the south-east Russian Far East, the regions closest to Aotearoa New Zealand – have opened up for independent trade, business, and cultural contacts with Russia's eastern and southern neighbours. For the first time, direct business contacts have become possible between Aotearoa and Russia. This new situation is a favourable development for the future of Russian studies in Aotearoa.

Programme Structure

The courses include:
  • Elementary Russian Language A
  • Elementary Russian Language B
  • The Soviet Experiment and Its Aftermath
  • Intermediate Russian Language A
  • Intermediate Russian Language B
  • Tsardom to Empire: Russian History 1480 to 1917
  • The Soviet Experiment and Its Aftermath
  • Advanced Russian Language A
  • Advanced Russian Language B
  • Tsardom to Empire: Russian History 1480 to 1917

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits


  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

Normally the minimum requirement is a three-year bachelor’s degree from a New Zealand university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent. If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to make sure they are of an equivalent standard. You are also required to meet UC’s English language requirements.

Qualification specific requirements

  • Candidates must have qualified for a bachelor's degree and satisfied the prerequisites for the subject concerned. Prerequisites vary between departments, but normally good grades in 300-level courses in the subject concerned are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33383 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33383 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    6556 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6556 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Christchurch

  • 1300 - 2000 NZD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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Student loans and allowances

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Overseas financial aid

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