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    OK so I really want to study Russian. I thought about doing a combination with either International Relations or Spanish. BUT I always feel like I'm more passionate about Russian and I'm just putting another one in just as a filler. Ive heard students say that Russian is extremely difficult as a degree which makes me think I should do it as a single but i just don't think it's worth much then. Is a single language degree worth something? What if it's a "hard" language? **I have studied Russian before**
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    OK so I really want to study Russian. I thought about doing a combination with either International Relations or Spanish. BUT I always feel like I'm more passionate about Russian and I'm just putting another one in just as a filler. Ive heard students say that Russian is extremely difficult as a degree which makes me think I should do it as a single but i just don't think it's worth much then. Is a single language degree worth something? What if it's a "hard" language? **I have studied Russian before**
    What do you mean worth something?

    You mean employement wise?

    You will have to decide whether you can find a job where you can use your language directly. A lot will be dependent on our relations with Russia and the amount if business we do.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/bu...-a7329201.html

    https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...dern-languages
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    (Original post by December126)
    OK so I really want to study Russian. I thought about doing a combination with either International Relations or Spanish. BUT I always feel like I'm more passionate about Russian and I'm just putting another one in just as a filler. Ive heard students say that Russian is extremely difficult as a degree which makes me think I should do it as a single but i just don't think it's worth much then. Is a single language degree worth something? What if it's a "hard" language? **I have studied Russian before**
    Hiya:hi:

    I've popped your thread into this sub-forum so that you'll hopefully get the replies you're after.
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    (Original post by December126)
    OK so I really want to study Russian. I thought about doing a combination with either International Relations or Spanish. BUT I always feel like I'm more passionate about Russian and I'm just putting another one in just as a filler. Ive heard students say that Russian is extremely difficult as a degree which makes me think I should do it as a single but i just don't think it's worth much then. Is a single language degree worth something? What if it's a "hard" language? **I have studied Russian before**
    A single honours language degree is worth something, yes. If you only want to study Russian then do it. The number of language learning modules / hours spent learning and practising Russian will be about the same whether you do a single or joint honours degree. If you do a single hons degree then you will just do more filler modules (Russian history, politics, society, literature etc).
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    realistically, why? Russia is not a great country to live in; and the language is very hard and difficult to get fluent in 3 years and if you aren't fluent then there's not really any point.
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    realistically, why? Russia is not a great country to live in; and the language is very hard and difficult to get fluent in 3 years and if you aren't fluent then there's not really any point.
    This is not true at all. It is possible, if you put in the work, to become fluent in four years (language degrees last four years, not three). One doesn't necessarily learn Russian to live in Russia, there are all kinds of jobs in the UK, Europe and elsewhere where knowledge of Russian is a definite advantage.
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    Does anyone here study Russian at university and are you now fluent?
 
 
 
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