Cross-Linguistic Communication and Translation (English)

45.03.02In english and russian

Level of education Bachelor

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 4 years

Programme description
  • The bachelor’s programme of ‘Cross-Linguistic Communication and Translation: English’ is designed to train experts possessing: skills of liaison interpreting and bilateral translation of stylistically and thematically different texts from Russian to English and from English to Russian (translation and consecutive and simultaneous interpreting); and knowledge of the key theoretical issues in translation studies and linguistics
  • A special focus in training future specialists is on developing professional skills and competences within the framework of internships that are held at the Social Translation Clinic. This contributes to the early development of professional translation competences 
Main courses
  • English
  • Practicum in Intercultural Communication
  • Lexicology
  • Japanese
  • French
  • Arabic
  • Practical Aspects of Interpreting and Translating
  • Current Issues in Linguistic Theory and History (in English)
Our advantages

The students acquire practical interpreting and translation skills, and are educated in the fundamentals of language theory and translation studies. Upon completion of their studies, they must speak two foreign languages. They also become proficient in interpreting, translation, linguistic analysis and translation analysis.

International relations

Students have an opportunity to study at partner universities in target language countries.

Practical training and career opportunities

Practices at

  • Literra Translation Company
  • EGO Translating Company
  • St Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • OOO ‘Delovye Portaly’

The area of professional activity encompasses all types of interlingual and intercultural communication in various fields. This includes the provision of the high-level translation services of simultaneous and consecutive interpreting, and translation. They are carried out for: international organisations; government agencies; businesses; publishers; translation agencies; and the tourism and hospitality sector.

The graduates work as interpreters and translators acting as mediators in the field of intercultural communication. They can also work as organisers and managers at various events requiring linguistic support such as negotiations, seminars, conferences and symposia.