12 months
21390 GBP/year
10395 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MLitt in Russian Studies at the University of St Andrews offers students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the inter-related fields of Russian literature, culture and history from the nineteenth century to the present day.


The MLitt in Russian Studies at the University of St Andrews is a one-year taught programme run by the Department of Russian in the School of Modern Languages. The programme combines guided and independent study of some of the most notable Russian writers and ideas from the nineteenth century to the present day.


  • Students receive training in theoretical and methodological issues relevant to their area of studies.
  • Small group tuition in subjects that correspond to particular teaching and research strengths at St Andrews.
  • Students have the opportunity to study in depth a topic of their choice and to build on this in the form of a 15,000-word dissertation.


Modern Language postgraduates go on to careers in the academic field or in other areas, for example as cultural advisors, translators, or in the public or civil service.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literary and Cultural Theory 
  • Research and Professional Skills
  • New Approaches to the Russian Literary Canon
  • Specialised Research in Russian Studies:

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree in Russian or a similar course of academic study with substantial course components in the area of Russian studies.
  • CV or résumé
  • personal statement (optional)
  • sample of academic written work (2,000 words)
  • two original signed academic references
  • academic transcripts and degree certificates
  • evidence of English language proficiency (required if English is not your first language).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21390 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21390 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10395 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10395 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for St Andrews

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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