One of the enormous advantages of studying a language is that it is always a treasured and useful skill that many employers and higher education providers value. Students may go on to study languages at degree level either as single honours or combined with subjects as diverse as Philosophy, Economics, Business Studies, Human or International Relations, Marketing and Psychology. Russian may also provide students with entry qualifications to a degree course in Slavonic Studies, Linguistics or Interpreting. Language graduates go on to pursue careers in business, investment banking, medicine, law, the media and teaching because they offer skills which are unique: clear communication, confidence while speaking in public, linguistic independence in dealing with international business partners and cultural awareness. The list is endless.
With broadening economic, political and cultural contacts between Russia and other countries, knowledge of Russian can greatly increase a student’s employment potential and generally improve their prospects of success.