Part of Australia’s #1 University for Modern Languages (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021), we offer a full graduate (Masters and PhD) and undergraduate (Major) program in Russian Studies
Russian is one of the world’s major international languages: it is spoken by over 140 million people and is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.
Our program will develop an ability to communicate in the Russian language that will help enhance your understanding of the Russian-speaking world and its culture..
Gaining skills in the Russian language is a truly valuable asset to any workplace – especially given Russia’s prominence on the world stage.
Study with us
Undergraduate students can study a Major in Russian with a combination of Russian language, linguistics and literature subjects, as well as subjects taught in the departments of History and Political Science relating to Russia and Eastern / Central Europe. You may also include subjects in Slavic Studies taught at Monash University.
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Take the language placement test
Enrolling in undergraduate Russian Studies? Take our online language placement test to see which level you should be placed in.
Study in Russia
Enrich your studies through our exchange program with Moscow State University, which gives you the opportunity to live and study in Russia.
Discover our Australian Slavonic and East European Studies (ASEES) Journal
Our refereed journal includes scholarly articles and reviews on all aspects of Slavonic and East European studies.
Meet our Russian Studies staff
Our academics are leading teachers and researchers.
Senior Lecturer in Russian Studies; Convenor, Russian Studies
Tutor in Russian Studies