Theoretical and Experimental Linguistics (English)

45.03.02In english and russian

Level of education Bachelor

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 4 years

Main courses
  • Introduction to General Linguistics
  • History of Linguistics
  • Theoretical Phonetics and Phonology
  • Morphemics and Morphonology
  • Theoretical Morphology
  • Theoretical Syntax
  • Semantics and Pragmatics
  • Fundamentals of Lexicology and Lexicography
  • Modern Russian: A Theoretical Course
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Introduction to Anthropological Linguistics
  • Introduction to Generative Grammar
  • Functional Grammar
  • Fundamentals of Typology
  • Introduction to Psycholinguistics
  • Introduction to Sociolinguistics
  • Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Statistics in Linguistic Research
  • Ancient Greek
  • Latin
  • Old Church Slavonic
  • History of Russian
  • Fundamentals of Comparative and Historical Study of Indo-European Languages
  • Fundamentals of Diachronic Linguistics
  • Languages of the World
  • English
  • English: A Theoretical Course
  • Second Foreign Language (German / Spanish / French)
  • Third Foreign Language (Albanian / Latvian / Lithuanian / Modern Greek / Estonian / Finnish)
  • Various Special Courses
  • History of Ancient Greek and Roman Literature
  • History of Foreign Literature
  • History of Russian Literature 
Our advantages
  • The programme provides a comprehensive linguistic education in general linguistics and language theory. Special attention is also paid to experimental research methods.
  • The curriculum of the programme includes a wide range of linguistic disciplines. Students acquire knowledge of theoretical, applied and experimental linguistics. They also master the competencies necessary for studying the language and solving various applied linguistic problems.
  • In-depth training in the theory of language involves the study of a wide range of living and dead languages (Ancient Greek, Latin, Old Slavonic). Students study English as the first foreign language, and a number of European languages of their choice as the second and third foreign language.
  • Final certification includes state exams in English and general linguistics, as well as public defence of their bachelor’s graduation projects.

Graduates of the programme:

  • Have good command of at least two living and three dead foreign languages;
  • know various methods of linguistic analysis in the field of theoretical and experimental linguistics; methodological fundamentals of teaching a foreign language; and research skills in the field of linguistics, psycholinguistics, and sociolinguistics;
  • have skills of field research and field data processing.
International relations
  • The University of Tromsø – The Arctic University of Norway
  • Universität Hamburg (Germany)
  • The University of Potsdam (Germany)
  • Tbilisi State University (Georgia)
  • Reykjavík University (Iceland)
  • The University of Southern Denmark (Denmark)
  • The National Distance Education University (Madrid, Spain)
  • Utrecht University (the Netherlands)
  • University College London (Great Britain)
  • The State University of New York (the USA)
  • The University of Maryland (the USA)
  • The University of Illinois (the USA)
  • Pompeu Fabra University (Spain)
  • McMaster University (Canada)
Practical training and career opportunities


  • Research associate
  • Lecturer at universities
  • Teacher of English or Russian language and literature at school
  • Translator / interpreter