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Russian for Social Scientists PGDip

Russian for Social Scientists PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Russian Language Social Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

This is an intensive programme for graduates in other subjects who already possess basic proficiency in Russian but require a more thorough grounding in the language specifically for the purpose of conducting social scientific research dealing with Russia and/or the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The programme is designed to enable you to acquire sufficient linguistic knowledge and translating skills to be able to read and retrieve information from a variety of texts in the original language, including those related to social sciences, and to deepen their existing knowledge of Russian realia.

The courses cover linguistic, cultural and socio-political elements which will provide you with multifaceted language skills and knowledge about the country and the people. The programme combines classroom-based teaching and online distance learning in intermediate-level Russian language. Teaching comprises four distinct elements or blocks, imparting grammar, reading, translation and oral skills.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



Intermediate Russian Language - Core
Certificate course in Russian for Social Scientists - Core
Analysis of Russian Social Science Text - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need a 2.1 honours degree or non-UK equivalent in a relevant subject.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. The university is part of the prestigious Russell Group, and is one of only two universities in the UK to be awarded a 5 Stars Plus by the QS University Rankings 2017. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The...more

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