Level of education: Aspirantura programme

Type of instruction : Full-time

Duration: 3 years

Language of instruction: Russian

Main academic courses

  • Current Issues in English Philology and Translation Studies
  • Current Issues in German Germanic Studies
  • Areal Linguistics and Typology of Language Change
  • The Methodology of Scientific Research in the Field of Biblical Studies
  • General Linguistics
  • Pragma-semantic and Linguoculturological Studies in English Discourse
  • Issues in Classical, Byzantine and Modern Greek Philology
  • Issues in Applied and Computational Linguistics
  • Issues in Romance Studies
  • Issues in Russian Linguistics
  • Issues in Scandinavian and Dutch Philology
  • Current Trends in Phonetic Studies
  • Modern Russian: The Cognitive Pragmatic Aspect
  • Applied and Computational Linguistics
  • Comparative, Typological and Contrastive Linguistics
  • Russian
  • Germanic Languages
  • Classical Philology, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies
  • Theory of Language
  • Slavonic Languages
  • Romance Languages

Resource opportunities for research

  • The M. Gorky Scientific Library of St Petersburg University has more than 6.9 million printed books and manuscripts in its collections. It provides access to more than 60 million electronic sources which include academic journals, monographs, dissertations, and reference books. It has one of the best library collections among university libraries in Russia.
  • The philology branch of the Scientific Library has a unique collection of books and journals in 35 languages and numbers more than 350,000 storage units. The Scientific Library of St Petersburg University provides access to Literature Online database which contains: 357,250 volumes of world classical English-language literature from the 17th century to the present; approximately 20,000 full-text English-language monographs; and the most comprehensive and oldest universal encyclopaedia in English – the Encyclopædia Britannica.
  • Simultaneous interpreting study rooms are available.

Our advantages

  • Fundamental theoretical training that makes it possible for graduates to successfully continue research activities both in Russia and abroad;
  • Continuity of traditions of the oldest academic schools of Russia and innovative programmes based on them;
  • Interdisciplinary approach, unique original courses, and a wide range of problems and methods of philological research;
  • Active cooperation with foreign universities.