Russian Studies

Cognition leading to understanding and international cooperation.

What will you learn?

The study programme “Russian Studies” is focused on gaining general language (passive and active) and extra-language competences and knowledge of Russian language, as well as, Russian cultural and social area. The study will equip the listener with knowledge and skills necessary for the future career and/or for studying in follow-up master’s programme. The systematic language (practical and theoretical) preparation lead students to ability of cultivated written and oral language use of Russian. The graduate has very good practical knowledge of the language (B2 level at the end), he is able to theoretically reflex it and has the basic skills necessary for translating and interpreting common texts. Students will get acquainted with Russian culture, literature and history to an extent they need for being able to knowledgeably interpret Russian cultural production and acting, as well as, value equipment of Russian ethnic members based on social and historical context.

Interested students can then deepen gained knowledge and skills studying one of specializations. Within the specialization “Russian Cultural Studies” listeners will learn terminology and basic methodological approaches of linguistics and literary theory. The student will then get an overview of Russian literature, culture and art with the skill of discussing and writing about these topics based on individual reading and studying. In the fields of linguistics and literary theory there is traditionally put an emphasize on the comparative Russian-Czech approach. Listeners of the programme “Russian for Social Practice” are trained so that they can independently fulfil the number of ordinary tasks in companies, lead business negotiations by telephone, in writing and personally in the foreign language and so that they can deal with negotiations with foreigners and with easier operations of interpreting and translating based on the fine knowledge of Russian traditions, cultural milieu, habits and mentality. Apart from philological disciplines the listeners will gain basic knowledge in the sphere of economics, law, and deepen skills of using computer technologies.

Career opportunities

The programme gives the graduates complex philological Russian studies education. The graduates of bachelor’s studies can find an employment in such professions and activities where the knowledge of Russian language and Russian cultural environment is necessary, that means in cultural institutions, in the sphere of tourism, in public administration, in media, professional practice in editorial departments, in the sphere of lower and middle company management, in economical departments of business and manufacturing companies, in more demanding administrative functions, in translating of scientific and artistic texts, in interpreting of common communication and in expert activities.

Study options

Single-subject studies with specialization

In the single-subject studies, the student deepens knowledge in the concrete focus of the degree programme and chooses one specialization. The specialization is stated in the university diploma.

Combined studies

In this type of studies, the students focus on the main degree programme (120 credits) supplemented with another, minor, programme (60 credits). The student enrols in the degree programme in which he/she majors. Both the programmes are stated in the university diploma. You will find possible combinations on the websites of individual degree programmes.​ An exception is programmes preparing students for teaching professions, where both fields of study are equal and the thesis may be written in any of them.

Recommended combinations

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Russian Studies as a minor degree programme

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Education

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Informatics

Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Social Studies

Courses – curriculum examples

An example of your study plan:

Single-subject studies with specialization

Combined studies

Follow-up studies

The graduate of the bachelor’s study programme “Russian Studies” can continue (after meeting entry requirements) his studies in any follow-up master’s study programme. In the Faculty of Arts of MU the programme has a direct connection to master’s Russian studies programmes “Russian Studies” and “Upper Secondary School Teacher Training in Russian Language and Literature”.

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Arts
Type of studies Bachelor's
Mode full-time Yes
combined No
Study options single-subject studies No
single-subject studies with specialization Yes
major/minor studies Yes
Standard length of studies 3 years
Language of instruction Czech

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Mgr. Josef Šaur, Ph.D.



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