Department of Russian & Slavonic Studies. See the world. Differently.Department of Russian & Slavonic Studies. See the world. Differently.Department of Russian & Slavonic Studies. See the world. Differently.

With highly committed staff, a supportive learning environment, superb facilities and world-class research, we're a leading force in Russian and central and eastern European studies in the UK. Our teaching and the work of our graduates continue to promote cultural understanding across international borders, as well as excellence in language. We are ranked 4th in the UK for Russian and East European Languages according to The Times Good University Guide 2014 and 70% of our research was rated either 'internationally excellent' or 'world-leading' in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).

Undergraduate studentsStudy with us

Students love Russian and Slavonic Studies at Sheffield. Find out why you should join them.


Undergraduate study
Degrees with:
Russian | Czech | Polish

Our courses cater for various levels of proficiency: beginners, advanced learners and also near-native speakers. For more details contact our admissions tutor.

The University's Careers ServiceYour career

What will you do once you've graduated? A degree from us makes your CV stand out in a competitive jobs market.


What career paths can you follow?

Interested in applying your language skills during your studies in a real-life environment? Here's an example:

Translating Czech castles

St Basil's Cathedral, MoscowYour year abroad

It's not just another part of your course. It's an unforgettable experience that'll make you stronger, supercharge your learning, and change your life.

Find out more about your year abroad

Russell-Leatherbarrow Year Abroad Scholarships

Students in a seminarResearch and postgraduate study

Discover our ground-breaking research in Russian and Slavonic studies – and how you can be a part of it.

Postgraduate degrees
Our research

Number 1 for student experience - Firth Court buildingNumber one Russell Group university for student experience

We've been voted number one in the Russell Group and third in the UK for student experience in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2017.

​​The Students' Union was voted best in the UK for the ninth year in a row, and the University's library services were placed joint first out of 122 institutions​​ nationally.

The University was also ranked joint second for 'good community atmosphere' and joint third ​​for 'good social life'.

The findings from the annual survey of 15,826 students reaffirm the University of Sheffield as a unique place to study and a global leader in research and teaching, as well as an institution giving students an unrivalled, rich experience in a city unlike any other in the UK.