Welcome to Russian

Matthew Treherne, Head of School welcomes you to the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies.

Independent Learning

Sarah tells you about how being an independent learner at University is different to school.

Making the Grade

We assess language work in a variety of ways, including written coursework, oral presentations, listening exams and written exams.

Similarly we assess non-language work via short quizzes, coursework essays and written exams.

All of our first-year modules include ‘practice’ pieces of work to enable you to get used to university assessment, and to allow us to monitor your progress.

For those studying Russian A or B, the first year also involves a certain amount of preparation for the year abroad in Moscow. Please keep an eye out for announcements about briefing meetings, schedules for vaccinations and submitting visa documentation.


Members of staff in Russian at Leeds have a wide variety of research interests, which is reflected in the teaching which they deliver. For more information about the research interests of staff in Russian and Slavonic Studies, see the staff page of the Russian and Slavonic Studies website.

Discovery modules

As well as the compulsory and optional modules that make up your programme of study, you can choose something different to your main subject as a discovery module. Find out more about the Discovery Themes on the Broadening pages of the Leeds for Life website.