The University of Edinburgh
Russian Studies and Classics MA (Hons)
The University of Edinburgh

Key Course Facts

Salary

Salary of Graduates in Classics

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Classics at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24500 £24500 £29000
25-75 percentile range £22000 - £27000 £18500 - £30000 £21000 - £38500


Salary of all UK Graduates of Classics

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24431 £24202 £29231
25-75 percentile range £20969 - £28708 £18701 - £30877 £22867 - £40503

Course Description

Many of the basic concepts underlying Western society were expressed for the first time in ancient Greek or Latin. Together with Russian, an East Slavic language, they are also the language of many highly influential literary and cultural works.

Studying Russian and Classics helps us understand the contemporary world, while shedding light on the past. Beyond Europe, our flexible joint honours programme is your gateway to communities of Russian speakers in China, Central Asia and the United States.

Russian

On our programme, you have the opportunity to develop advanced speaking, writing, reading, listening and translating skills in Russian.

Our Year 1 courses are streamed according to how much of the language you already know, so it does not matter if you are a complete beginner.

Over the course of your four years, you will explore Russian literature and culture, past and present. You will also develop an awareness of Russia's international political and historical contexts.

Classics

You will explore the highly influential scholarship and literature of the classical world that gave rise to Western society, opting to take a Latin, Greek or non-language pathway through Classics study.

Why Edinburgh?

As a world-leading festival city and home of two World Heritage Sites, Edinburgh is a fantastic place to study ancient and modern languages in their cultural context.

Studying over four years enables you to choose courses, including from other disciplines, that match your own interests, expertise and employability needs.

When you graduate, you will have the combination of broad cultural education and specialist knowledge valued by employers worldwide.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Russian Studies and Classics MA (Hons) at The University of Edinburgh

25% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
20% Teaching and Childcare Associate Professionals
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Administrative occupations
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Finance Professionals
5% Natural and social science professionals

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for Slavic studies

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5

Total 65 with at least 5.5 in each component.

TOEFL (iBT) 92

Total 92 with at least 20 in each component. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.

Cambridge English Advanced

Total 176 with at least 162 in each component

Cambridge English Proficiency

Total 176 with at least 162 in each component

Trinity ISE

ISE II with distinctions in all four components

PTE Academic 62

Total 62 with at least 54 in each component


Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Russian Studies and Classics, MA (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Russian Studies and Classics MA (Hons)

Channel Islands £9250 year 1
Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £1820 year 1
England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
EU £26500 year 1
International £26500 year 1

Additional fee information

Scottish students must apply to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for payment of their tuition fees.

EU On 9th July 2020 the decision was made by the Scottish Government to end free university tuition for European Union (EU) students starting in 2021-22. Funding policy for EU nationals and associated groups starting a course of study in academic year 2022-23 or later will be in line with international fees.

Full time international and EU students will pay a fixed annual fee rate for the duration of their programme.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

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About The University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is located in the Scottish city of the same name, and is one of the oldest universities in the entire United Kingdom, having opened in the year 1583. The university enjoys a strong reputation for its contributions to international research efforts, which is reflected in their inclusion in the Russell Group, Universitas 21, and Una Europa. Edinburgh offers its residents a historic yet modern city, with a lively nightlife scene, reliable public transport, and friendly locals.

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