Russian Studies

Part of Australia’s #1 University for Modern Languages (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020), we offer a full graduate (Masters and PhD) and undergraduate (Major) program in Russian Studies

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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 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.

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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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Our academics are leading teachers and researchers.

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