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RU3102 Semester of Study in Russia

SCOTCAT credits:60
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 9
Planned timetable:Please Contact Department

This module is offered subject to the availability of a suitable venue and to the consent of the Head of School. It is an optional part of the degree programme for students who have not spent a year in Russia as part of a degree With Integrated Year Abroad. The module is intended to develop students' skills in all aspects of the modern Russian language through extended residence and study in the country, offering total immersion in the culture. The syllabus is designed in co-operation with a university or other institution in a Russian-speaking environment. The project essay will be 4,000 words in Russian to be received by the Department in July. The examination is sat in Week 1 of the first semester of the following academic year.(Guidelines for printing and binding dissertations can be found at:

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for all degrees involving Russian with an approved semester abroad

UG Pre-requisite(s):Either Average of 11 or better in any two of RU2201, RU2202, RU2203, RU2204 if RU3102 is taken in Semester 1; or RU3001 if RU3102 is taken in Semester 2
UG Anti-requisite(s):RU3101
UG Modules required for:RU4101

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:up to 20 hours depending on agreement with Russian institution.
Module is a placement or study abroad

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 25%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 75%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 25%, Dissertation in Russian = 50%, Coursework = 25%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:TBC
Module teaching staff: