Level of education: Master programme

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 2 years

Language of instruction: Russian


Main academic courses

  • Ancient Greek and Latin
  • Italian in Historical Aspect
  • German
  • History of Ancient Greek and Roman Literature
  • Historical Grammar of Ancient Greek and Latin
  • Textual Criticism
  • History of Ancient Art
  • Ancient Greek Religion and Mythology
  • Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy and Religion
  • Special courses on the history of different branches of ancient science and the influence of ancient heritage on world literature

Our advantages

  • Training of unique specialists with the skills of translation and interpretation of texts written in ancient Greek and Latin;
  • Acquiring the basics of ancient Greek and Latin historical grammar;
  • Knowledge of the history of ancient Greek and Roman literature including: the emergence, formation, and development of the main genres; ideological and artistic features of literature; and representation of traditional and modern views on the course of the literary process;
  • Study of ancient science, culture, and art and reception of antiquity in the world culture.


The programme is aimed at training specialists who are ready to conduct independent research, teaching and project activities in classical philology, the history of ideas in the ancient world and the influence of ancient heritage on world culture.

List of key professions

  • Teacher of ancient languages in secondary and higher educational institutions
  • Teacher of Latin in medical universities
  • Literary editor
  • Translator of fiction
  • Journalist
  • Researcher at academic institutes and scientific libraries

Organisations employing graduates: 

  • St Petersburg University
  • Institute for linguistic studies, RAS
  • Institute of history, RAS
  • Institute of Russian literature (Pushkin house), RAS
  • The Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia
  • The Classical Gymnasium of St Petersburg, School №610
  • St Petersburg Academic Gymnasium
  • Medical universities of St Petersburg and other cities
  • The National Research University Higher School of Economics
  • The University of Tübingen (Germany)
  • The Free University of Berlin (Germany)
  • The Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg (Germany)
  • Bar-Ilan University (Israel)
  • Hampshire College (United States)

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