Main field of study: Linguistics

Language of instruction: German


This master program is aimed at extending the theoretical knowledge of students necessary for conducting language functional analysis and for developing the communicative competence and language proficiency.


The study process is based on the theoretical guidelines of the modern trends in applied theoretical linguistics, such as pragmalinguistic analysis, communicative (interactional) text linguistics, historical pragmalinguistics, and sociolinguistic analysis of German (the dialect, professional words, the sociolect, the communicative-functional variation of linguistic forms).


The program is primarily aimed at transferring to students up-to-date basic knowledge of how to use various linguistic forms in German in their direct interrelation with the socio-communicative activity of people in different socio-cultural contexts.


Compulsory courses:

  • History of Linguistics and Methods of Linguistic Research
  • Semiotics in Intercultural Communication
  • Teaching Practice
  • Preparation of Master’s Thesis
  • Research Practice


Elective courses:

  • Fundamentals of Linguistic Pragmatics
  • Etiquette Formulas: Evolution and Grammaticalization
  • Textuality Criteria in Practical Analysis
  • German Dialectology
  • Rhetoric and the Modern Theory of Text
  • Analysis of Narrative Text


Internship is available at:

  • Goethe-Institute
  • Centre of German Culture
  • SPN Communications


Graduates work at:

  • Goethe-Institute
  • Russian-German Meeting Centre
  • German Consulate General
  • St. Petersburg schools
  • Representative offices of German companies



‘A substantial part of practical classes and the study of the language typology enabled me to improve my language skills as well as to apply the knowledge I gained in teaching German to schoolchildren.’

Yuliya Petrova, a school teacher


‘The training that I have received within the framework of this program helped me obtain the most efficient combination of knowledge in the German language and culture which I successfully use in practice, I hope.’

Mariya Polyanskaya, a teacher of German at the Russian-German Meeting Centre