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Course Duration / ECTS4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degree Master of Arts (MA)
Faculty Faculty of Cultural and Social Studies
Department Interdisciplinary course; associated departments:
English and American Studies, German Studies,
Linguistics, Romance Studies, Slavonic Studies
ModeFull time
Study IDD 066 597
Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted to the Master’s degree course
in Slavonic Language Sciences, students must hold a
Bachelor’s degree in a related field from an accredited
inland or international institution of higher education
and have a solid command of their first Slavonic
language (B2).

Language of instruction German  Proof of language proficiency

What will I learn?

In the MA degree course in Slavonic Language Sciences, students deepen the basic knowledge acquired during their BA degree course, hone their skills for the analysis of linguistic phenomena and sociolinguistic situations, and learn to apply established and approved methods of Slavonic linguistics. Students can choose to specialize in either Russian, Polish or Czech. Graduates of the MA degree course will be able to deal with questions of Slavonic linguistics in a reflected and critical way, to use relevant means as well as digital and non-digital resources efficiently, and to present their research results appropriately, both in written form and orally. Students have a good command of at least two of the offered languages; the target level for their first chosen language is C1, the target level for their second/third chosen language(s) is A2.

Which career opportunities do I have?

Graduates of the MA degree course in Slavonic Language Sciences are able to choose from a wide range of occupations: academic research and teaching, adult education in the fields of foreign languages, academic library work and publishing (e.g., expert editing, acceptance, programming); language and culture mediation; translation in the media/advertising industry and PR (economy, tourism, or in international enterprises working with Eastern European countries).

Why Salzburg?

The Paris Lodron University is a medium-sized university with an excellent student-to-staff ratio, especially in philological/linguistic subjects. The interdisciplinary cooperation of lecturers supports the quality of the linguistic teaching in a special way. Moreover, the Department of Slavonic Studies has a wide range of international contacts, which can be used by its students (e.g., for stays abroad, etc.).

How is the course structured?

Slavonic Language Sciences MA
Interdisciplinary modules24 ECTS
Specialization module Slavonic Studies54 ECTS
Optional subjects12 ECTS
Master’s thesis24 ECTS
Master’s examination6 ECTS
Total120 ECTS


Rebecca Herda, MA

Rebecca Herda, MA
Department of Slavonic Studies

Erzabt-Klotz-Straße 1, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 662 8044-4512
Fax: +43 662 8044-0001