Russian is offered as either a LASR or OPAL course.

LASR - Languages for Study & Research

This non-assessed daytime programme offers an affordable and steady year-round solution to foreign language learning for research, study and personal interest. Courses run for three terms, though applications are accepted throughout the year, and those with academic need for a language course may make priority applications. For general enquiries about LASR courses please contact the Courses Administrator at


  • £45 Matriculated students
  • £80 Staff
  • £150 Visiting & Recognised Students / Academic Visitors / Spouses & Partners / Alumni
  • £200 Non-members of the University (where space allows)

OPAL - Oxford Programme in Languages

This late afternoon/early evening foreign language programme is intended for those who are highly motivated, willing to commit to a fast-paced course and wish to obtain a certificate of achievement. Entry for OPAL courses is strictly from the start of Michaelmas Term. Most colleges and some departments offer financial support. For general enquiries about OPAL courses please contact Sarah Cook at


Matriculated students and staff:

  • £240 for Michaelmas & Hilary + £70 for examination & project fee in Trinity

Academic Visitors / Spouses & Partners / Alumni:

  • £300 for Michaelmas & Hilary + £80 for examination & project fee in Trinity

Library shelfmark: RU

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