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Finno-Ugrian Studies (M.A.)

Programme: Finno-Ugrian Studies (M.A.)
Degree: Master of Arts (M.A.)
Standard period of study: 4 semesters
Start: winter semester only
Degree programme options: Single Honours MA in Finno-Ugrian Studies (78 C); Joint Honours MA in Finno-Ugrian Studies (42 C); module packages: Finno-Ugrian Studies as MA minor subjects (36 C/18 C)
Admission requirements for Single and Joint Honours MA: Overview
Language requirements: Sufficient knowledge of the Estonian, Finnish or Hungarian language.
Entrance requirements for module packages: Overview
Note for international applicants: For the enrolment at the Faculty of Humanities certified proficiency in German language is required!
Application: application procedure (application to the faculty of humanities)

Language of the programme: German

Course description
The object of the Finno-Ugrian Studies programme is the acquisition of knowledge about the language and culture of the Finno-Ugrian peoples of the Baltic-Scandinavian, Middle and Eastern European and Western Siberian regions, especially the Estonians, the Finns, the Hungarians, as well as the Lapps (Saami) and the related peoples living within the Russian Federation.
The goal of the M.A. programme is the further development of the ability to do scientific work independently, the deepening of the knowledge of Finno-Ugrian linguistics and culture, the enhancement of the language skills already acquired during the B.A. programme, and the acquisition of the remaining one of the three major languages.

The subject in Göttingen: research focus
The subject Finno-Ugrian Studies in Göttingen is characterised by fact that the three major Finno-Ugrian languages and the cultures of their respective speakers are taught with equal priority thanks to separate taching units.

The research foci are on history of science, language contact, and the specific history of the Finno-Ugrians as a whole, with special attention to the Estonian region and the languages of the Wolga and Kama regions.

Language skills to be achieved during the programme
Within the scope of the M.A. programme, the students acquire active and passive knowledge of a third language (Estonian/Finnish/Hungarian) in addition to the two languages already learned during the B.A. programme. The acquisition of knowledge of the Russian language, as recommended within the frame of the key qualifications, will be of great help.

Combination of subjects
Particular combinations are not stipulated. However, the combination with another arts subject is recommended.

Recommended profiles
M.A. (2 subjects) or "Mono-Master"

The professions suitable for M.A. graduates mainly belong to the practical intercultural field (e.g. translator, creative artist with a special focal theme). Depending on the specific objective, additional training in the areas of translating, history and political sciences, intercultural communication, literature or comparative studies may be necessary. The M.A. also qualifies for an academic career.