Russian Language

Language – the key to culture.

General information

The aim of this doctoral degree study programme is to prepare highly qualified experts in the field of Russian linguistic studies who will be capable of independent and creative research work, and who will find employment in specialized university workplaces or in one of the research institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences which focus on scientific research or pedagogical work in the field of Slavonic philology, and specialize particularly in the Russian language.

The framework for the content of the studies is the scientific research orientation of the place of study, which, in the field of Russian linguistic studies, focuses on two major tasks: 1) research into the developmental tendencies of the Russian language system, which aims at detecting and describing the changes in the system from synchronic and diachronic points of view, using linguo-culturological, sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic (cognitive) aspects; and 2) research into the contemporary Russian sentence from a communicative-pragmatic point of view – i.e. a description of the relation between communicative functions and forms of utterance. Differences between Czech and Russian, and the differential influences of other languages, are systematically considered during the research. The basic form of this doctoral degree study programme is an individual and systematic preparation for creative and expert work in the studied field under the individual supervision of an accredited supervisor.

A successful graduate is able to

  • work independently in scientific research in the fields of Russian-studies and Slavonic-studies linguistics
  • perform pedagogical work in teaching the Russian language and Russian and Slavonic linguistics at universities
  • work independently in creating study texts and teaching aids for Russian language teaching

Graduate employment

Graduates of the doctoral degree study programme in Russian language have obtained a very good knowledge of general scientific methodology, comparative and general linguistics, the grammatical systems of contemporary Slavonic languages, the chosen study programme, and at least one world language. Graduates will be able to use their acquired knowledge in specialized university workplaces or in one of the research institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences which focus on scientific research or pedagogical work in the field of Slavonic philology, specializing particularly in the Russian language. They could also become highly qualified experts in translation or in the media.

Faculty Faculty of Arts
Type of study doctoral
Mode full-time, combined
Standard length of studies 4 years
Language of instruction czech

Admission Requirements

Unfortunately no information about admission requirements is available.

Additional information

Department of Slavonic Studies – study information:

http://www.phil.muni.cz/wusl/home/studium

Additional information about this field of study (in Czech):

http://www.phil.muni.cz/wusl/home/studium/obory/doktorske/