Theory and History of Language and European Languages

45.04.02In russian

Level of education Master

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 2 years

Main academic courses
  • Balkan Studies
  • Balkan Languages
  • Translation Theory and History
  • Current Issues in Albanian Philology
  • Baltic Studies
  • Comparative and Historical Grammar of Baltic Languages
  • Theoretical Comparative Grammar of Baltic Languages
  • Dialectology of Latvian/Lithuanian
  • Polish or Estonian
  • Indo–European Studies
  • Morphological / Phonological Systems of Indo–European Languages and Proto–Indo–European Reconstruction
  • Latin / Classical Armenian /Ancient Greek Text with Etymological Commentary
  • Hittite Text with Etymological Commentary
  • Minority Languages and Language Policy
  • Minority Languages from a Sociolinguistic Perspective
  • Methods of Documenting and Studying of Minority Languages
  • Minority Languages on the Language Map of Russia and the World
  • Psycholinguistics and Sociolinguistics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Statistics in Linguistic Research
  • Theory of Language Contacts
  • Cognitive Processes and the Brain
  • Theory of Language – History of Linguistics – Comparative Poetics
  • Generative Syntax
  • Discourse Linguistics
  • Theory of Lexicon
  • Formal Semantics
  • Functional Grammar
  • Finnish
  • Translation Theory and Practice: Finnish
  • Modern Finnish / Hungarian Literature
  • Hungarian / Estonian
  • Languages of the Bible
  • Language and Style of the Old Testament
  • Patristic Literature
  • Apocrypha
  • Liturgical Texts
Our advantages

The programme is designed to train linguists who are ready for teaching, translation, research and methodological activities. Depending on the chosen educational trajectory, graduates of the programme acquire qualifications that make it possible for them to be engaged in a wide range of humanitarian problems. They also gain in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge in: foreign languages ​​and various aspects of linguistics; translation from ancient languages; research and description of ancient manuscripts; and philological aspects of biblical studies.

International relations
  • The University of Helsinki
  • The Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena
  • The University of Greifswald
  • The Free University of Berlin
Main areas of research
  • linguistic typology

  • corpus studies of Russian and other languages

  • sociolinguistics and language contacts

  • perception of spoken and written speech

  • psycholinguistic analysis of texts

  • linguistics of children's speech

  • syntactic research in different languages

  • semantics and pragmatics

  • comparative study of European languages

  • Albanian language and literature

  • Latvian studies

  • Lithuanian studies

  • various aspects of studying minor languages

  • general and diachronic phonology

  • comparative poetics

  • history and methods of linguistics

  • the Bible and its translations into ancient and modern languages

  • early Christian literature

  • reception of the biblical text in the literature of European countries

Career opportunities

The programme is aimed at training specialists in the field of theoretical and applied linguistics capable of research, teaching and management activities in the chosen field, depending on the area of specialisation. The graduates can work as highly qualified translators in various fields as well as teachers and researchers.