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Evening / Part-time Russian classes

Evening classes usually occur once a week and last for two to three hours. A wide variety of courses are available catering for beginners, intermediate and advanced students. As well as learning Russian out of interest, for business, or simply for fun, you can also study for formal qualifications such as GCSE, A Level, and Institute of Linguists certificates.


The City Lit
Provides a range of courses from beginner to advanced.
Stukeley Street, Drury Lane, WC2.
Tel: 020 7-831-9631 (1200 - 1700)
Fax: 020 7-405-3347.

Kingsway College
Provides courses leading to GCSE, AS and A Level.

Courses start throughout the year, links with colleges in Russia, all levels, native-speaker teachers, small groups.
The Russian Language Experience,
53-56 Great Sutton Street, London, EC1V 0DE
Tel: 020 7 608 3794
e-mail: Russian_Language@compuserve.com

Russian Language in London
Courses start throughout the year, native-speaker tutors.
4 St James's Gardens
W11 4RB
Tel: 020 7 603 0256

SCR - Society for Co-operation in Russian & Soviet Studies.
Offers Russian language courses and can arrange courses in Russia. They also have a range of cultural events throughout the year.
320 Brixton Road, SW9 6AB
Tel: 020 7 274 2282
Fax: 020 7 274 3230

University College
Beginners, Post-beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced

University of North London
General courses.
Based at the Learning Centre, 236-250 Holloway Rd, N7
Tel: 020 7-753-3355
Fax: 020 7-753-3272

University of Westminster
Provides eight different language grades from beginner to advanced and has courses in literature, history and culture.
It is the only university which offers a degree course to part time students.
Cost is ~150 pounds a year for a weekly three hour lesson.
Enrolment is in September.
Tel: 020 7  911 5000
Russian site


Southern England

Bracknell and Wokingham College -
Evening classes are held at Waingel's Copse School, Woodley
Tel:01344 420411
Fax: 01344 860720

Chichester College of Arts, Science & Technology -
Westgate Fields, Avenue de Chartres, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1SB
Tel: 01243 786321
Fax: 01243 539481
e-mail: info@chichester.ac.uk

University of Sussex Language Institute -
Falmer, Brighton
East Sussex BN1 9QN
Tel: (01273) 606755
Direct Line: (01273) 678006
Fax: (01273) 678476
e-mail lang.centre@sussex.ac.uk


The Brasshouse Centre -
A range of Russian classes for adults, including Russian day and weekend courses.
The Brasshouse Centre
50 Sheepcote Street
Birmingham B16 8AJ
Tel:0121 643 0114
Fax: 0121 633 4782

Bilston Community College -
Westfield Road
West Midlands
WV14 6ER
Tel:01902 353877

Northern England

Gosforth Community Education
Russian at Basic level to GCSE
Gosforth High School
Gt North Road, Gosforth
Tel: 0191 284 1867 / 1847
Fax: 0191 284 1867

Universities in the UK offering full time Russian degree courses

General Information

Full time Russian degree courses generally last for four years with one year in Russia.

Entry requirements can vary considerably, but on average are three A levels with grades of BBC. One of the subjects should be in a foreign language but not necessarily Russian, as most universities offer a separate first year for those who have not taken Russian A Level.

As well as language study there are usually courses in the history, literature, politics and culture of Russia and the former Soviet Union.


List of Universities offering Russian

School of Slavonic & East European Studies -
A very wide variety of courses, covering all aspects of Central and Eastern European life and languages.

Claire Morley
School of Slavonic and East European Studies
University College London
Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU
Tel: 020 7-862 8519
Fax: 020 7-862 8641
email: c.morley@ssees.ac.uk

University of Westminster -
Full time and part time Russian degree courses offered. 4 years full time with one year in Russia. 8 years part time with 3 months in Russia..
Tel: +44 (0) 171 911 5000, extension 4355
Fax: +44 (0) 171 911 5001


Southern England

University of Cambridge
Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages
Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge,
TEl: 01223-335007
e-mail tzj20@cam.ac.uk

University of Oxford
University Offices,
Wellington Square,
Oxford, OX1 2JD
Tel: +441865 270750
Fax: +441865 270757
Email: postmaster@slavinst.ox.ac.uk

University of Surrey
Guildford, Surrey GU2 5XH
Four year degree courses with professional placements abroad.
Tel: 01483 259950
Fax: 01483 302605
e-mail: S.Hutchings@surrey.ac.uk

University of Sussex
Russian is offered in combination with East European Studies and Linguistics.
Sussex House,
University of Sussex,
Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RH.
Tel: (01273) 678416.
Fax: (01273) 678545.
Email: UG.Admissions@sussex.ac.uk


University of Bristol
A level Grades required: BCC 
Russian Studies
17 Woodland Road
Bristol BS8 1TE
Telephone 0117 9288188
Fax 0117 9290712

University of Bath
Department of European Studies and Modern Languages
University of Bath
Bath BA2 7AY
United Kingdom
Tel: + 44 1225 826598 Fax: + 44 1225 826099 Email: modlang@bath.ac.uk

University of Exeter
The Russian Department
University of Exeter
Queen's Building
Queen's Drive
Exeter,EX4 4QH
Tel: +44 1392 26 4310 The Departmental Secretary is Wendy Oldfield (9.00-3.00 Mon-Fri) Fax: +44 1392 26 3000 Or contact her via e-mail at: w.oldfield@ex.ac.uk


University of Birmingham -
4 year full time degree
A level Grades required: BBC
 The University of Birmingham
B15 2TT
Tel:0121 414 3344
Fax: 0121 414 3971

Coventry University -
Russian is studied ab initio. All courses introduce students to the Russian language through a combination of Russian history and the Russian culture of today. On the BA Modern Languages degree Russian language and society are studied together with another language - French, German, Italian or Spanish - to produce professional linguists.

On joint degrees such as the BA European Studies, LLB European Law, BA History and Russian and BA Russian and Psychology students combine study of Russian language and society to degree level with study of another discipline in preparation for a wide variety of careers. All these include a placement of five months - or ten months if only one language is studied - at Moscow State University.
Contact: School of International Studies and Law,
Coventry University,
Priory Street, Coventry CV1 5FB
Tel: 01203 838256/838176
Fax: 01203 838679
E-mail: isladmin@coventry.ac.uk

University of Nottingham -
In 1916 when Russian was introduced as a subject, the University of Nottingham became one of the first British universities to teach Russian. Now two areas of Slavonic culture are taught: Russian Studies and South Slavonic Studies (the latter covering the area of former Yugoslavia). Over the years the Department has built up a reputation as a major centre for Russian studies, and it is widely viewed in Serbia, Croatia, and Slovenia as being the principal British centre for the study of these countries. The research and teaching carried out by the Department have both been recognised for their excellence. In the last national assessment of research (RAE) the Department was one of the only two in the country to receive the top rating. 

Wendy Rosslyn, Admissions Tutor
Department of Slavonic Studies
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RA
United Kingdom
Tel: (0115) 951 5829
Fax: (0115) 951 5834
Email: Wendy Rosslyn

University of Wolverhampton -
Russian can be taken as a major, in which most of your study is in Russian supported by modules in another subject of your choice Alternatively you can combine Russian Studies with one or two other subjects Russian Studies may be studied as a major, joint or minor in combination with any of the subjects in the University Modular Scheme Full-time: 3 years (including an optional semester spent abroad) 4 years (with year abroad) Part-time programmes also available
 School of Languages & European Studies
University of Wolverhampton, Stafford Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SB
Tel:(01902) 321057
Fax: (01902) 322739

Nothern England

University of Durham -
Russian as a single honours degree, or in combination with other subjects, such as Area Studies, Politics, another language or linguistics.
A level Grades required: BBC 
The University of Durham
Old Shire Hall
Tel: 0191 374 2000
Fax: 0191 374 7250
Email: admissions@durham.ac.uk

University of Leeds -
The University of Leeds Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies is one of the largest in the country, and a constituent part of the thriving School of Modern Languages and Cultures. Every effort is made to develop a friendly and informal atmosphere. The centre of life for students is the foyer, an area within the Department with comfortable seats where people chat, read current Slavonic newspapers and hear talks by visiting speakers. Most classes are small, providing the individual attention which is so necessary at university level, yet is often absent in large departments.There is a Russian Society which prints its occasional magazine, Troika, holds social events, shows films,arranges visits to Slavonic cultural events, and has even had a choir. You are also able to borrow videos and audio tapes from our well-stocked departmental collection.
The Admissions Tutor, Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, Great Britain

University of Sheffield -
 As the only Russian Department in the UK to obtain the maximum possible rating of 24/24 for Teaching Quality, and one of just a small number with a rating of 5A for research, this is one of the leading Departments in the discipline. Russian available in combination with a variety of other subjects, including Czech and Polish.
University of Sheffield
Arts Tower
Western Bank
S10 2TN, UK
Tel: 0114 22 27400
E-Mail: russian-slavonic@sheffield.ac.uk

University of Keele 
 Russian studies with various subsidiaries available
Ann Ireson a.ireson@lang.keele.ac.uk
Tel 01782 584075 

University of Manchester  
The Department of Russian Studies was founded in 1919, and courses in Russian language and culture have been taught continuously since then. At present time there are some 100 undergraduate students registered at various Joint Honours Programmes offered, and a number of taught and research postgraduates. All undergraduates follow a four-year course, which includes a year abroad.
The Department of Russian Studies offers a broadly based Russian degree which gives the students the chance to do courses on history, society, cinema, business Russian, Czech etc. rather than just language and literature.
Department of Russian Studies
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
M13 9PL
United Kingdom
Tel: 0 161 275 3139
Fax 0 161 275 3031
e-mail: russian@man.ac.uk


University of Wales Bangor
BA (Hons) Russian (4 years). Russian may be taken as a joint honours degree together with Accounting, Banking, Criminology, Economics, English, European Art, European Cultural Studies, French, German, History, Linguistics, Physical Education, Religious Studies, Sports Science, Welsh, Womens' Studies.
University of Wales, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG; 

University of Swansea:
 Russian available as single and joint honours.



University of Glasgow
The courses in Russian include both the study of the modern language and of Russian literature and culture. In this way students are not only helped to acquire a practical, specialised and potentially valuable skill, but they also experience the intellectual stimulation which the study of a great literature and culture provides - the kind of discipline that is an essential and traditional part of a university Arts education.
A level Grades requred: BBC 
The University
G12 8QQ
Tel: 0141 330 4575
Fax: 0141 330 4045 Email: admissions@gla.ac.uk

University of St Andrews
The Director, Centre for Russian, Soviet and East European Studies,
University of St Andrews, St Andrews,
Fife, Scotland, UK

University of Strathclyde
Contact Details: Nijole White,
Russian Division,
Department of Modern languages,
University of Strathclyde,
Glasgow G1 1XH
tel. 0141-548-3285
fax. 0141-552-4979

Russian Summer courses

Moscow State University (MGU) 
MGU offers courses of all levels. Subjects can be chosen from standard grammar, conversation, phonetics, or literature to more specialized subjects such as Russian for scientists, teaching Russian, Russian law, business Russian etc. Teachers have many years of experience with foreign students. Every year, more than 300 students are enrolling in such courses, mostly from Korea, USA and Western European Countries. To learn the Russian language, we highly recommend individual classes which guarantee maximum efficiency for and a specific focus on your needs. A certificate is delivered to all participants.
Individual Tuition 20 lessons a week, 45mins each, 3 weeks: 435 (group 330, min of 4 must be arranged by students) 
Accommodation MGU guest hostel (single): 165 for three weeks. (285 in homestay, single, breakfast included) 
Invitation for visa: 35 
Enrollment fee: 45 
Total: 680 
(Book at least 4 weeks in advance. Booking can be done from web site. Must have medical insurance) 
Email: info@studyrussian.com

St Petersburg State Univeristy Special Department of Philology 
The Special Department of Philology, a part of the SPSU Faculty of Philology (the Faculty of Languages and Literature), which is one of the largest faculties in Russia with 28 Departments and 610 members of staff, offers overseas students Russian Language Courses of varying levels, duration, intensity and professional specialization. The Special Department of Philology is a member of the Russian Society of Teaсhers of Russian Language and Literature.
Individual Tuition 20 lessons a week, 45 mins each: $240 - $300 a week (group tuition $90 a week, max class sixe:8) 
Accomodation in student dormitory (single): $100 per month , ($50 per month shared). Russian family inc breakfast & supper: $85 a week) 
Visa invitation: $25 -  2-3 weeks. $40  - 1 week. 
No enrollment fee. 
(Book at least 6 weeks in advance. Booking can be done from web site.  Must have medical insurance)
Email: info@russian4foreigners.spb.ru