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Russian with Business Management

Entry Year: 2020

Key information

Degree
BA (Hons)
Duration
4 years
Start
September 2020
UCAS code
R1N7
Institution code
Q50
Clearing entry requirements *
A-levels: BBB
IB: HL 30
* Clearing entry requirements are indicative only and subject to change. Please check this page regularly for updates.
UK/EU fees
£9,250
International fees
£18,000
Funding information
Paying your fees
Russian with Business Management
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Overview

Prepare for international business, becoming versed in Russian language and culture while studying finance and management.

This programme consists of the major element Russian and the minor element Business Management. No prior knowledge of Russian is required.

The first year will give you a broad overview of the culture, society and history of Russia. You’ll take Russian language modules at the appropriate level, from total beginner to native speaker. You’ll also study the fundamentals of economics and management.

In later years, you’ll deepen your knowledge with a choice of modules in Russian politics, history, literature, film and society. Teaching of written and spoken Russian continues all the way through to your final year, combining practical language teaching with modules that explore the language in different contexts.

You’ll also learn about financial management, marketing, strategy and human resources, with business modules making up about one-quarter of your programme.

You’ll spend your third year studying or working in Russia or a Russian-speaking country, immersing yourself in its language and society.

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Structure

The Russian language modules you take will depend on your entry level. We offer separate classes for beginner, post-GCSE, post-A-level and native speakers.

Year 1

Compulsory

  • Critical Thinking and Writing for Modern Foreign Languages
  • Economics for Business
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Reading Contemporary Russia (for beginner or post-GCSE entrants only)
  • Russian Culture and Society (for beginner or post-GCSE entrants) OR Foundations of Russian Studies (for post-A-level or native speakers)
  • Russian language module (streamed according to entry level)

Choose from

  • History of the Russian Language
  • Russian Language Play

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 2

Compulsory

  • Financial management
  • Marketing
  • Russian language module (streamed according to entry level)

Choose up to four from

  • Modern Russian Literature I: Revolution
  • Russian Film: Memory and History
  • Russian Novel: Self and Society
  • Short Stories and Important People: The Nineteenth Century

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 3

  • Year abroad

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year 4

Compulsory

  • Human Resource Management
  • Russian language module
  • Strategy

Choose two from

  • Contemporary Russian Film
  • Modern Russian Literature II: Beyond the Monolith
  • Russian Novel: Countryside and Nation
  • Russian Novel: Dysfunctional Families
  • Russian Syntax

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

Year abroad

You could choose to go to a university in Moscow, St Petersburg, Yaroslavl, Tver, Petrozavodsk, Kazan or our Erasmus partner Daugavpils University in a Russian-speaking part of Latvia. Our exchange programmes are with major state universities as well as with smaller-scale private schools. 

Teaching

Teaching and learning

You'll receive approximately 10 to 16 hours of weekly contact time, in the form of lectures, seminars and language classes.

You will spend up to five hours per week in language classes – in small groups of no more than 20 for classroom or language lab teaching, and no more than 10 for oral and aural work.

For every hour spent in class, you'll complete a further two to three hours of independent study.

Assessment

Assessment typically includes a combination of written exams and coursework, final-year dissertations, independent projects and creative journals.

Resources and facilities

The Schools offer excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including:

  • the Queen Mary library
  • the Multimedia Language Resource Centre, equipped with digital labs and resource rooms, teacher and student workstations, interactive whiteboards, and software for viewing live international satellite TV broadcasts
  • subscriptions to foreign newspapers and journals
  • language clubs and social activities, including film screenings, discussion groups and debates
  • a purpose-built media suite to support student entrepreneurship.

Learn another language

If you’re interested in learning another language, you can sign up for a course at Queen Mary’s Language Centre, where you can choose from Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Japanese or Spanish.

Funding

Loans and grants

UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England or other government bodies.

Scholarships and bursaries

Queen Mary offers a generous package of scholarships and bursaries, which currently benefits around 50 per cent of our undergraduates.

Scholarships are available for home, EU and international students. Specific funding is also available for students from the local area. International students may be eligible for a fee reduction. We offer means-tested funding, as well as subject-specific funding for many degrees.

Find out what scholarships and bursaries are available to you.

Support from Queen Mary

We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:

  • additional sources of funding
  • planning your budget and cutting costs
  • part-time and vacation work
  • money for lone parents.

Careers

Business and financial contacts between Britain and Russia have expanded in recent years, and many companies are keen to recruit speakers of Russian. Any potential employer is likely to look favorably on your willingness and ability to become fluent in a less common language.

Recent graduates who combined a modern language with business management have been hired by:

  • Brompton Asset Management
  • CEB
  • General Motors
  • Siemens
  • VoucherCodes.

Career support

The School runs regular careers events, including opportunities for current students to meet alumni.

The Queen Mary careers team can also offer:

  • specialist advice on choosing a career path
  • support with finding work experience, internships and graduate jobs
  • feedback on CVs, cover letters and application forms
  • interview coaching.

Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.

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About the Schools

School of Languages Linguistics and Film

The School of Languages, Linguistics and Film is friendly and vibrant. Our students produce podcasts and short films, put on plays and liaise with writers and journalists.

We’re visited by poets, novelists and outside experts, and have strong links with London’s cultural institutions.

In the 2017 National Student Survey, French and Hispanic Studies received overall satisfaction ratings of 100 per cent – top in the UK. German was ranked first in London and Hispanic Studies and Russian in the top five by the Complete University Guide 2018.

School of Business and Management

We teach you to think beyond textbooks, management fads and memorised formulas for success.

Our faculty come from all over the world and bring a sound practical knowledge to their teaching: they have worked for the BBC, UK government ministries and the European Union.

Our Mile End location keeps us close to all the action in the City and Canary Wharf. We’re also home to a number of research centres focused on public engagement and having a real-world impact.

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