Level of education: Master programme

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 2 years

Language of instruction: Russian


Main academic courses

  • Logic and Methodology of Research
  • History and Theory of Aesthetics
  • Concepts of Modern Asian and African Studies
  • Concepts of Contemporary Literary Studies
  • Postmodern Asian and African Literatures

Our advantages

  • The master's programme ‘Asian and African Literatures (with Asian/African language tuition)’ is aimed at developing in students a holistic understanding of the literary, cultural, civilisational and other features of Asian/African countries and peoples. Students also study theoretical and applied issues in their literary development including certain areas. They develop the nomenclature of a literary critic. Additionally, they study in depth one or more Asian/African languages.
  • The programme is designed to develop in students a scientific horizon that makes it possible to: perceive and interpret scientific ideas in various fields of humanitarian research; instil professional skills of scientific inquiries and research; develop the ability to use efficiently the achievements of modern science; work in a research team; and use the knowledge obtained to solve theoretical and applied tasks.

Main areas of research

  • Asian and African literatures
  • The sphere of interaction with Asian/African countries and peoples
  • Russian, regional and international organisations interacting with Asian/African countries and peoples

Career opportunities


  • Teacher of additional education for children and adults
  • Teacher of professional training, vocational education, and lifelong professional education and training
  • Expert in education
  • Museum curator
  • Guide
  • Specialist in organisational and document support for corporate management
  • Media correspondent
  • Media editor
  • Translator/interpreter

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