Level of education: Bachelor’s programme

Type of study: Full-time

Duration: 4 years

Language of instruction: Russian

Main academic courses

  • Finnish
  • Theoretical Issues in Finnish Grammar
  • Introduction to Special Philology
  • Finnish Lexicology
  • Finnish Word Formation
  • History of Finnish
  • Dialectology
  • Translation Theory and Practice
  • History of Finnish Literature
  • Finnish Studies
  • Finnish History and Geography
  • Swedish

Our advantages

  • Teaching of the Finnish language and literature is provided by lecturers from the Department of Finno-Ugric Philology. It is the oldest in Russia, and research is also carried out in it.
  • The programme provides an academic approach to teaching, a wide range of courses, and a large amount of contact hours for practical classes. This makes it possible for students to: quickly master a sophisticated language; and acquire fundamental theoretical knowledge in the field of Finnish studies. There are ample opportunities for academic mobility of students and teachers.
  • Finnish as a target language is studied from the first year and as a working language from the second year.
  • The first stage of training is focused on the study of the Finnish language and culture; the second one is aimed at Finnish and translation theory and practice.
  • Finnish is studied in synchrony and diachrony.
  • Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates speak Finnish at C level (CERF).

Career opportunities


Graduates are ready to work as teachers, translators and interpreters. They can also work in government organisations, the media, and in the field of tourism and services. Graduates can continue their studies in master’s programmes of St Petersburg University or universities in Finland.

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