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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Slavonic Studies Taster Day

Nations and Cultures Academic Taster Day: Polish, Russian & Ukrainian

Calling all Slavonic-curious linguists, literary critics, cultural historians and political scientists! 

Applications are open until 9 June, for the Cambridge University Slavonic Studies Taster Day on Wednesday 3 July.

This event is followed by the Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics Open Day on Thursday 4 July 2024.

This taster visit opportunity as a collaboration between the Cambridge University Slavonic Studies department, Christ’s College and Trinity College. 


There will be a particular focus on the three Slavonic languages and cultures that are currently taught at Cambridge: PolishRussian and Ukrainian. We will offer language “taster” sessions and two sample lectures, designed to provide a glimpse into the academic life of the Slavonic Section.

If you are thinking of applying for any of the following courses and/or language combinations, then this might be the perfect opportunity for you: 

*NB you can apply for all of these combinations having never studied Russian before. We welcome both those looking to take Beginners’ Russian (ab initio) and Russian post-A Level. We also welcome applications from those who are considering taking a language-based course but still undecided. Polish and Ukrainian are offered as optional ‘papers’ (modules) in the second and fourth year of study; you do not need to apply for these at the point of submitting your UCAS application