Degrees and courses

The Centre for Russian and East European Studies (CREES) is a multi-disciplinary area-studies centre with a strong orientation towards the social sciences and history. It is a constituent department of the School of Government and Society within the College of Social Science.

What type of degree are you interested in?

Undergraduate degrees (BA / BSc)

There are a wide range of ways to study Russian at Birmingham University. Our aim is to provide an excellent knowledge of up-to-date spoken and written Russian, together with a thorough education in Russian history, culture, literature, economics, society and politics, from the nineteenth century to the present day.

Doctoral research degrees (PhD / MPhil)

CREES is a research orientated multi-disciplinary centre with wide-ranging expertise and long standing excellence in researching Russia and Eastern Europe. With its International profile and links, the Centre provides a rich, immersing and inspiring environment for research students.

The European Resource Centre (which includes the Baykov Library) houses one of the most important Western research collections in Russian and East European Studies, and CREES also has its own Information Service for reference materials.