Russian

Quebec CEGEP
Average or previous year's cutoff:
27.00 overall R-Score
Average of the lowest R-Scores admitted over the last THREE years.
Prerequisites:

English 603 (or French 601 for French CEGEP applicants)

Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major Concentration
Honours
Joint Honours
Minor Concentration

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Ontario high school
Average or previous year's cutoff:
88.40% top 6 average
Average of the lowest Top 6 averages admitted over the last THREE years.
Prerequisites:

4U English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school

Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major Concentration
Honours
Joint Honours
Minor Concentration

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other Canadian high school
Average or previous year's cutoff:
88.30% top 5 average
Average of the lowest Top 5 averages admitted over the last THREE years.
Prerequisites:

Grade 12 English or French, depending on the language of instruction at your school

Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major Concentration
Honours
Joint Honours
Minor Concentration

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

U.S. high school
Average or previous year's cutoff:
B+ average in grades 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisites:
  • Courses must include: English
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2022):
    • ACT or SAT
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major Concentration
Honours
Joint Honours
Minor Concentration

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

Other
Average or previous year's cutoff:

While the minimum requirement for McGill is the equivalent of a B+ average, most programs will have higher requirements. See the complete admissions requirements for more information applicable to your situation.

Prerequisites:
Language requirements:
Location:
Downtown (Montreal) Campus
Can be taken as:
Major Concentration
Honours
Joint Honours
Minor Concentration

This is only a summary: be sure to review the full admission requirements before applying.

See the complete requirements

Overview

McGill's Major in Russian will give you a foundation in Russian language, literature, and culture from the 19th century to the present. This program offers a balance of instruction in the Russian language. You will read selected texts in their original language and explore Russian language and culture through translated texts.  

The Minor in Russian will give you a basic working knowledge of Russian and the tools to explore Russian life and culture. 

Russian studies are highly relevant to the organization of human society, comparative literature, and linguistics. You may be particularly drawn to Russian studies as a Canadian student due to similarities in geography, climate, industrial and economic growth. 


Careers

Learning about different cultures helps to broaden your perspective and can make you a great facilitator in the workplace. Knowing how to speak multiple languages is an incredibly useful skill that can also strengthen your career prospects, too.  

The skills and knowledge you acquire in this program will prove beneficial in all kinds of work settings. You might also choose to study Russian language and culture at the graduate level. 

You could become a professional: 

  • Translator  
  • Language teacher  
  • Diplomat   
  • Researcher 

Ready to apply?

For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Arts.

See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application.

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