Why study Russian here?

As the oldest Russian Studies program in Canada, we've been attracting students who want to study the language, history, literature and culture of Russia since 1944. Studying at Dalhousie opens a rich world of Russophone literature, art and music that is only partially and superficially available in English.

Our programs

In the Department of Russian Studies, you’ve got choice. Classes are open to students either as part of their study for a major or honours degree requirement in Russian Studies, with classes in another discipline for a combined honours degree, or as electives in any degree program. Learn more about our programs.

Russian language classes

Russian is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. Our language classes will help you to gain a thorough grasp of its grammar, combined with practical competence in speaking, reading and writing.