Germany and Eastern Europe in the Context of Cross-language and Cross-cultural Interaction

45.04.02In german and russian

Два диплома Double degree programme

Level of education Master

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 2 years

Main academic courses
  • Introduction to Intercultural Studies
  • Introduction to Political Science
  • Germanic Linguistics / Russian Linguistics
  • European Integration
  • History of Eastern Europe
  • International Relations
  • Intercultural Studies in the Dialogue Between Germany and Eastern Europe
  • German Literature and History of German Culture / Russian Literature and History of Russian Culture
  • German as a Foreign Language and German Studies / Russian Language and Russian Studies
  • The Political System of Germany
  • Law in the Intercultural Communication Context of Germany and Eastern Europe
  • Public Administration System in a Comparative Perspective
  • German as a Foreign Language and German Studies / Russian Studies: Text and Context
  • Economic Cooperation of Russia, Germany and Eastern European Countries
  • European Security and Security Policy
Our advantages
  • The possibility of studying on the model of "two diplomas" on the basis of a conjoint programme with Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel;
  • The current level of training and implementation of the programme provides international mobility and academic recognition of high professional competence of students in Germany and other German-speaking countries;
  • A unique opportunity to study for a semester in Germany on the basis of a partnership agreement between St Petersburg University and the University of Kiel;
  • The inclusion of linguistic training in a wide historical, cultural and modern political and legal context. This enables the acquisition of the competence necessary for the successful performance of professional activities in the field of intercultural communication in the economic, political and legal sphere;
  • The uniqueness of the programme is due to the lack of linguistic master's programmes in the Russian educational space. In addition to a thorough language training, the programme gives graduates the knowledge required for successful professional performance in the field of: foreign economic activity; culture and art; as well as politics and law in relation to the East European region, Russia and Germany;
  • Strong corporate relations with employers provide effective internship and consulting support for diploma projects in: the leading language and cultural and educational centres of Germany; joint Russian-German enterprises; and the translation departments of Russian companies;
  • Modern technology and teaching methods are used, and refer to the achievements of domestic and German methods and teaching didactics in higher education;
  • Wide involvement of German teachers and professors within the model of guest lecturers.
Main areas of research
  • Linguistic comparative studies
  • Intercultural communication in the field of art, economics, politics and law
  • Comparative study of Russian and Slavic cultures and German culture
  • Linguistic regional studies with the wide historical, economic, legal and political context taken into account
International relations
  • The Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel
  • The Free University of Berlin
  • The Helmut Schmidt University (Hamburg)
  • The German Society for East European Studies
The programme is implemented in the format of double diplomas.

The second diploma:

  • The Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel (Germany)

Our advantages:

  • ‘Double-degree’ academic programmes of St Petersburg University are implemented jointly with partner organisations, including foreign ones, under international interuniversity agreements. According to the programme, students enrol in each of the partner organisations and, upon completion, they are awarded degrees (qualifications) of the universities of the two countries with the issuance of relevant documents on higher education (diploma of St Petersburg University and diploma of the partner university).
  • Admission to any of these 'joint programmes’ is open, accessible and available to everybody. The conditions for admission are the same for everyone. They are set out in the Regulations for Admission and published on the St Petersburg University website. The only limiting factor is the set number of places for admission. Additionally, for applicants for ‘double-degree’ programmes, there is often an internal ‘qualifying competition’, the terms of which are established in an agreement with the foreign partner university.
  • To concentrate and institutionalise this work, St Petersburg University issued the local normative act ‘On Approving Methodological Recommendations for the Preparation of Agreements on Cooperation in the Implementation of Academic Programmes with Foreign Partners’. Draft guidelines were issued for organising networking cooperation in the implementation of academic programmes at St Petersburg University.
Career opportunities

The graduates are prepared to work as managers of foreign departments at cultural and educational institutions, employees at translation departments, teachers, academic workers and research fellows.

  • Specialists at foreign economic activity departments, executive assistants
  • Specialists at the departments of international relations of cultural and art institutions
  • Teachers at secondary schools and higher education institutions, institutions of additional education