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9 months

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Key information

Qualification type

MSt - Master of Studies

Subject areas

Slavonic Languages Eastern Europe: Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The MSt in Slavonic Studies is designed to introduce students who already possess a good knowledge of Russian or another Slavonic language to areas of Slavonic studies that were not part of their first degree course. You are able to select from a wide range of philological, literary and historical subjects as a preparation for advanced research in this field. The MSt is a one year taught course intended to assist you if you have taken a first degree in one Slavonic language, to make the transition to Slavonic studies by learning a second Slavonic language; and in addition, by studying a selection of subjects which you may not have taken in your first degree course. Study is at a relatively advanced and intensive level using a selection of subjects which were not available in your first degree course, either as a preparation for research or for other professional purposes. Because numbers of students are small, teaching can be tailored to the particular choices which a student makes and is done through a mixture of classes and tutorials, requiring meetings with tutors or supervisors, usually on a once a week basis, in addition to weekly language classes. The MSt in in Slavonic Studies offers you an appropriate introduction to higher research in a DPhil or PhD programme in this area. Many MSt students proceed to doctoral degrees at Oxford or at other universities. Other graduate destinations include teaching, journalism, law, publishing and the civil service.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to be predicted or have achieved a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in a relevant course of academic study Degree-level competence in at least one Slavonic language is a requirement for admission. Applicants selected for this course will have shown clear evidence of linguistic ability and a serious interest in acquiring new knowledge and skills. Entrance is very competitive and most successful applicants have a high first-class degree or the equivalent. For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.75 out of 4.0.