Slavic Philology (M.A.)
The Master's programme in Slavic Philology offers a versatile education in linguistics and/or literary studies. It is supplemented by practical language training in the language(s) studied. The specific feature of the Slavic education in Göttingen is its linguistic breadth (two or more Slavic languages) in combination with a well-founded and versatile academic education.
- Slavic Philology (M.A.)
- Master of Arts (M.A.)
- Double Degree
- Language of the programme:
- Standard period of study:
- 4 semesters
- Start of studies:
- winter semester
- Application to the faculty of Humanities
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The Master's programme in Slavic Philology offers a versatile education in linguistics and/or literary studies. It is supplemented by practical language training in the language(s) studied.
The specific feature of the Slavonic education in Göttingen is its linguistic breadth (at least two Slavonic languages from the range of Bosnian-Croatian-Montenegrin-Serbian, Bulgarian, Polish, Russian, Czech and Ukrainian, one of which is acquired in the Master's programme) in combination with a well-founded and versatile subject-specific education.
The Master's programme focuses on the history and meaning structure of the Slavic languages as well as the diachrony and theoretical typology of the Slavic literatures. In addition, the programme includes courses in which you expand or develop your language competence.
If you choose the Master's specialisation "Russian Literature in the European Context" (Double Degree with the University of Voronež, Russian Federation), your studies will take place partly in Göttingen and partly at the University of Voronež. This is a purely literary study focus.
The degree of Master of Arts "Slavic Philology" qualifies students for university careers, for jobs in research and cultural institutions, in education and publishing, in cultural journalism and management, and generally for all communicative professions with a connection to Eastern Europe in public life and the free economy that require intercultural competence.
Related and consecutive programmes
StructureThis degree programme can be studied in 3 different profiles.
- Single Honours MA totalling 78 credits (Mono-master) - option Double Degree possible
- Joint Honours MA totalling 42 credits in combination with one module package (minor) totalling 36 credits
- Joint Honours MA totalling 42 credits in combination with two module packages (minor) totalling 18 credits each
You can apply for one study profile.More information about the study program
- B.A. degree or comparable degree
- at least 150 ECTS at the time of application
Relevance to the subject:
- At least 51 credits in Slavic Philology, including at least 13 credits each in Slavic Linguistics and Slavic Literary Studies, or
- At least 51 credits in general linguistics, cultural studies or comparable disciplines with a recognisable reference to the Slavic-speaking region, including at least 13 credits in either linguistics or literary studies.
- You must prove B1 or equivalent knowledge in one of the Slavic languages Bosnian-Croatian-Montenegrin-Serbian, Bulgarian, Polish, Russian, Czech or Ukrainian. As a rule, the proof of language skills must not have been obtained more than two years prior to the receipt of the application for admission to the Master's degree programme. Applicants with a study or professional stay within the last three years before receipt of the application for admission of at least nine months in a country in which the respective Slavic language is an official language are exempt from the obligation to provide proof.
- If German is not your first language, you must provide proof of proficiency in German at level of the DSH-2 .