Slavonic Languages and Literatures

45.04.01In russian

Level of education Master

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 2 years

Main academic courses
  • Main Slavic language (Belarusian, Bulgarian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Czech – by choice)
  • Western European Language (English, German, French – by choice)
  • Key Issues in Morphology and Syntax of Slavonic Languages (the language of choice)
  • Old Church Slavic / Diachronic Aspects of Slavonic Languages / Methods of Teaching Slavonic Languages (an elective course)
  • Translation Studies/Current Issues in Stylistics (an elective course)
  • Issues in Literary Translation
  • Comparative Grammar of Slavonic Languages / Comparative Slavonic Literary Studies (an elective course)
  • Historical Anthropological Aspects of Comparative Studies in Literature / Key Issues in the History of National Literature (an elective course)
  • History and Theory of Slavonic Lexicography / Slavonic Phraseology/Slavonic Paroemiology (an elective course)
  • Slavonic-British Intercultural Relations / Slavonic-Germanic Intercultural Relations / Inter-Slavic Literary Connections / Introduction to Ukrainian Studies (an elective course)
  • Semiotics
Our advantages
  • Fundamental theoretical training that allows scientific activity to be successfully continued both in Russian and abroad;
  • Continuity of traditions of the oldest scientific schools of Russia and the innovative programmes based on them;
  • Interdisciplinary approach, unique exclusive courses and a wide range of problems and methodology of philological research;
  • Active cooperation with foreign universities; internships in the country of the target language.
Main areas of research
  • Slavonic literary studies
  • Slavonic linguistics
  • Comparative studies, imagology
  • History of Slavic studies
  • Inter-Slavic literary connections
  • Slavonic-Germanic intercultural relations
  • Slavonic-British intercultural relations
  • Translation Theory
Internship and future career

The training process includes research and teaching practice.

The programme is aimed at training specialists capable of research, teaching and project development in the field of Slavonic linguistics, Slavonic philology, Slavonic-English and Slavonic-Germanic comparative studies, as well as cultural studies of Slavonic countries depending on the profile of training.

The graduates are capable of applying the acquired knowledge in the following areas: research at the Russian Academy of Sciences (for example, the Institute of Linguistic Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences or the Institute of Russian Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences), research and teaching activity at higher education institutions, teaching at other educational institutions, translation, editorial work at publishing houses, museum work, librarianship and other humanities.