Level of education: Bachelor programmes

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 4 years

Language of instruction: Russian

Main academic courses

  • Practical Latvian
  • History and Geography of the Baltic States
  • Introduction to Baltic Philology
  • Comparative and Historical Grammar of the Baltic languages
  • Dialectology of the Latvian language
  • History of the Latvian language
  • Theoretical Grammar of the Latvian Language
  • History of Latvian Literature and Folklore
  • Lithuanian
  • German
  • Old Prussian
  • Latgalian
  • Special Courses
  • Modern Russian (Phonetics, Lexicology, Morphology, Syntax)
  • Old Church Slavonic

Our advantages


  • The tradition of studying the Baltic languages at St Petersburg University has been ongoing for more than a hundred years. The curriculum of the bachelor's degree programme of Latvian includes all the necessary disciplines. In addition, students master the basic disciplines of Russian studies and pass a state exam in the Russian language.
  • Graduates of the department can continue their scientific studies in the Baltic master's degree programme "Languages of the Baltic States".
Graduates of the programme are characterised by
  • Fluency in two or more foreign languages
  • Interpreting and translation skills, cross-cultural communication skills and in-depth knowledge of the history and culture of the target language countries
  • Knowledge of various methods of linguistic analysis, methodological foundations of teaching foreign languages, and skills of research work in linguistic areas.


  • Research fellow
  • Interpreter
  • University lecturer
  • School teacher of Russian language and literature
Organisations where our graduates work
  • Institute for Linguistic Studies, RAS
  • The National Library of Russia
  • Translation Agency "Eurasia"


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