Russian

Quebec CEGEP
Previous year's cutoff:
25.80 overall R-Score
Prerequisite courses:

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
Previous year's cutoff:
86.80% top 6 average
Prerequisite courses:

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
Previous year's cutoff:
86.80% top 5 average
Prerequisite courses:

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
Previous year's cutoff:
B+ average in grades 10, 11 and 12
Prerequisite courses:
  • Courses must include: English
  • Standardized Tests (Test Optional for Fall 2021):
  • ACT, or 
  • SAT and two SAT Subject Tests (in any two different subjects)
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
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.

Prerequisite courses:
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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