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Understand the place of Russia in the modern world and learn how the Russian state and society have evolved over centuries.

With almost 200 million native speakers in Europe and Asia, Russian is truly an international language and a window into one of the world's great cultures.

Courses in this minor cover introductory language skills, grammatical concepts and structures as well as translating and interpreting studies. You don’t need to have any prior knowledge of Russian.

Graduates have used their Russian language skills to enhance their employability in fields such as law, economics, tourism, business, and politics.


1 in Queensland for modern languages

QS World University Rankings 2024

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Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Russian translator/interpreter
  • International language tutor
  • Diplomatic officer
  • Language analyst
  • International business consultant
  • Tourism consultant

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Introductory Russian I & II
  • Russian Language III, IV, V & VI
  • Second Language Learning
  • Translating & Interpreting Studies

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