Level of education: Master programme

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 2 years

Language of instruction: Russian


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

  • Current issues in linguistics
  • Comparative linguistics
  • Balkan Slavic Linguistics and philology
  • Challenges of minority languages
  • Language and style of the New and Old Testament
  • Finno–Urgic linguoculturology and translation studies


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.

Interested in this programme — set up your personal account to proceed with your application.