Top 10 in the Russell Group for research impact.View of Vereia, Russia


The Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies is one of the strongest research departments in the country. Our international reputation for research received further recognition from the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). 

Read the results of REF2014

Research Areas

Research in the Department is organised into two broad areas:

Russian Literary and Cultural Studies

Slavonic Languages and Linguistics

Both in our own research and in PhD supervision we participate actively in interdisciplinary research discussions and collaborations with other Departments across the School of Languages and Cultures under the auspices of the School Research Clusters.

Research Centres

Bakhtin Centre

The Department is home to the Bakhtin Centre, an internationally renowned focus for research on the work of the Russian philosopher and cultural theorist Mikhail Bakhtin and the Bakhtin Circle, and on related areas of critical and cultural theory.

Prokhorov Centre

Research centre for the study of Central and eastern European intellectual and cultural history.

Postgraduate Research Opportunities

For more information about how to join our thriving Postgraduate Research community please see our Postgraduate Degrees Page.