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Study Slavic Studies in Germany

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Are you interested in Slavic languages and the cultures and literatures of Eastern, Central, and Southern Europe? A Slavic studies programme imparts linguistic, literary, and cultural knowledge of the Slavic languages such as Polish or Russian, for example. By studying Slavic studies, you deepen both your language skills and your knowledge of the Slavic-speaking countries, from the past to the present.


26 Higher Education Institutions

Bachelor, Master, State Examination

German, English, Russian

4-10 Semesters

What content can I expect

The field of study Slavic studies primarily focuses on the Slavic languages. However, it also imparts knowledge of linguistic interconnections, literature, history, culture, politics, economic, geographical, and social characteristics of the Slavic-speaking countries.

The field of study includes the following subject areas:

  • East Slavic studies, which usually deals with the Russian language, literature, and culture
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • South Slavic studies, which typically focuses on the Bulgarian, Bosnian, Croatian, or Serbian language, literature, and culture
  • West Slavic studies, which examines the Polish or Czech language, literature, and culture

Important components of a degree programme in the field of Slavic Studies usually include:

  • Language practice, in which you deepen your spoken and written language skills.
  • Linguistics, which deals with the development processes of language, as well as the linguistic styles and dialects of the individual languages.
  • Literary studies, in which you analyse literary texts and familiarise yourself with various genres and epochs.
  • Cultural studies, which deals with socio-cultural issues.

After graduating, you can pursue a career in public relations, museums, publishing, research institutions, education, or tourism, for example.

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