Level of education: Master programme

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 2 years

Language of instruction: Russian


Main academic courses

  • Phonological Issues in Russian
  • The Word in Grammar, Dictionary and Text
  • Typological Aspects of Russian Grammar Description
  • New Phenomena in Russian Syntax
  • Elements of General Dialectology
  • Key Issues in Historical Lexicology and Lexicography
  • Comparative Grammar of Slavonic Languages
  • Church Slavonic: 9th – 14th Centuries
  • Russian Historical Dialectology
  • Historical Syntax of Russian
  • Poetical Grammar
  • Old Russian Texts: Interpretation and Commenting
  • Russian Literary Text: 18th – 21st Centuries
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Living Speech: Norm and Realisation
  • Methods of Field Data Statistical Processing
  • Psycho- and Sociolinguistic Analysis of Data
  • Speech Act Theory
  • Theory of Discourse
  • Conceptology. Philosophy of the Russian Word
  • Russian Mentality in Language and Text
  • Anthropological Linguistics
  • Practical Rhetoric
  • Linguistic Poetics
  • Church Slavonic and Russian Mentality
  • Current Research in Linguistics


Our advantages

  • The basis of the curriculum is the principle of an organic combination of theoretical courses and courses of an applied nature;
  • The training involves the scientific resources of the University, for example the Professor Larin Intradepartmental lexicographical studio;
  • Students' involvement in research work includes research in the field of Russian as the state language. It is conducted by the Research Institute of the State language;
  • Training on individual educational trajectories through the choice of elective subjects.

Practical training and career opportunities

Practical training locations

  • Administration of The Governor of St Petersburg
  • The North-West Department of the Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media

Companies the graduates work for

  • The Russian National Library
  • Institute of linguistic studies, RAS
  • Educational institutions of St Petersburg


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