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Level of education Bachelor

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 4 years

Programme description
  • The bachelor’s programme ‘German’ is designed to train multi-skilled experts in intercultural and interlingual communication, translation and interpreting, and German language teaching
  • Students receive a rigorous general philological and linguistic education following the carefully preserved traditions of the St Petersburg School of Linguistics. It enables students to continue their studies in the chosen field, and advantageously solve specific professional tasks in a variety of activities
  • Graduates have: a professional command of several foreign languages; extensive knowledge of the culture of the respective languages and regions; and in-depth linguistic and general humanitarian knowledge 
Main courses
  • German
  • Listening Comprehension
  • German Studies
  • Austrian and Swiss Studies Through Language
  • German Lexicology
  • German Word Formation
  • German Stylistics
  • History of German
  • German Phraseology
  • Theoretical Issues in German Grammar
  • Linguistic Analysis of Utterances and Texts
  • Introduction to Translation Studies
  • Translation
  • Translation of Social and Political Texts
  • Literary Translation
  • Consecutive Interpreting
  • Text Theory
  • Methods of Teaching a Foreign Language
  • Modern German Literature
  • Gothic
  • Latin
  • English
Our advantages
  • The opportunity to learn German in a group for beginners or improve your German language proficiency at the university level, and to get acquainted with the main issues in Germanic studies
  • Preparation for the C1 level qualification followed by taking this exam at the Goethe-Institut building
  • Unique academic staff consisting of experts in the priority areas of modern linguistics, including visiting German experts from partner universities and DAAD lecturers – native German speakers
  • Strong networking with employers providing effective internships and consulting support for graduation projects
  • Modern technology and teaching methods, achievements of the Russian and German methods and didactics of teaching foreign languages at higher education institutions
  • Training courses for those looking to study at St Petersburg University in master's degree programmes including: "Language and Communication: German", "Intercultural Communication: German-Russian Dialogue", "Simultaneous Interpreting: German", "Translation Theory and Cross-Linguistic Communication: German", "Germany and Eastern Europe in the Context of Interlingual and Intercultural Communication"
  • Partnership with the leading German universities (the Universities of Berlin, Bremen, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Greifswald, Jena, Kiel, Leipzig, Paderborn, Potsdam, Trier, Frankfurt, Erfurt, etc.); with the opportunity to participate in international academic mobility programmes within the framework of St Petersburg University inter-university agreements (one semester at a partner university) and in the DAAD competition.
International relations
  • Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)
  • University of Greifswald (Germany)
  • Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg (Germany)
  • Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany)
Practical training and career opportunities

Practices at

  • State Budgetary Educational Institution ‘I.A. Bunin Secondary School No 27 with in-depth study of literature, history and foreign languages’, Vasileostrovsky District, St Petersburg 
  • Charitable organisation ‘Perspektivy’


  • Secondary school teacher
  • Teacher at institutions of additional education
  • Translator / interpreter
  • Bilingual tourist guide
  • Guide
  • Head / manager of international projects
  • Specialist at the department of international relations of cultural and art institutions
  • Editor at international departments of mass media
  • Executive assistant