MA International Studies in the Context of Languages and Cultures


Program Description

Making a genuine contribution to today’s increasingly globalized society requires in-depth knowledge and advanced skills in specialized fields.

International Interdisciplinary Master’s Program "International Studies in the Context of Languages and Cultures" is a two-year program intended to train highly skilled experts that possess interdisciplinary knowledge, abilities, and skills, integrated competences, capable of undertaking successful professional activity at the intersection of human sciences, especially in the fields of international relations, intercultural communication, translation, academic education, and science.

Our Program welcomes ambitious students willing to acquire not only research abilities under the guidance of university teachers and professionals from organizations but also the interdisciplinary knowledge and skills that enable them to build up a career in global organizations.

  • Form of Training: Full-Time, 120-credit program
  • Tuition Fee: 153,000 rubles per year (about 2000 EUR)

Key Features of the Program

  • Interdisciplinary Curriculum
  • Integration of philological and historical profiles
  • Advanced international and Russian teaching methods and techniques
  • A competency-based and practice-oriented approach
  • Possibility of implementing individual educational trajectories
  • Links with core organizations, including foreign ones, the possibility of getting professional training

Program Structure:

Communicative Subjects

  • Spanish / English for Special Purposes
  • Spanish / English / Russian as a Foreign Language

Philological Module

  • Philology in the System of Modern Humanities
  • Paradigm of Modern Humanities: Cultural Studies, Socio- and Psycholinguistics
  • Problems of Intercultural Communication in the Contemporary World
  • Paradigm of Modern Humanities: Cross-Cultural Pragmatics
  • National Culture in the Context of Literature

Historical Module

  • History of Humanities
  • Applied Research in Humanities
  • Russia and Neighbors: History and Politics
  • Ethnic and Religious Processes in Contact Zones
  • Cultural Diplomacy

Interdisciplinary Module

  • «EU External Action and Spanish Foreign Policy – Mediterranean, Eurasia, Latin America»

Joint online Module with the University of Cadiz

  • International Links between Russia and Anglo-Saxon World / IberoAmerican World in the Modern Civilizational Paradigm

Academic Mobility Module

  • Logical Argumentation and Critical Thinking / International Business
  • Practices
  • Scientific Research Practice 1
  • Projects Module
  • Instructional Practice
  • Research Work
  • Professional Training Practice
  • Scientific Research Practice 2
  • Master’s Thesis Practice
  • Master’s Thesis Defense, Final Exam

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to this program, an applicant needs to have completed a Bachelor's degree in Humanities or an acceptable equivalent postgraduate qualification from a recognized university overseas.

Language Requirements

An applicant should satisfy the English/Spanish language proficiency requirements. The minimum level of English/Spanish language proficiency is B1 level.

Career Opportunities

This program equips postgraduate students with the subject knowledge and expertise required to pursue a successful career. Potential career pathways include:

  • International Politics, Diplomacy
  • Intercultural and cross-cultural communication
  • International Relations
  • Teaching
  • Consulting, Expert Analyses and Administration
  • Tourism, Excursions, and Education
  • Project Management
  • Scientific Research

Moreover, the graduates will be able to continue their education at Southern Federal University applying for a Ph.D. program.

Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

With origins dating back to 1915, Southern Federal University (SFedU) is the largest scientific and educational centre in the south of Russia. SFedU traces its roots to the Royal University of Warsaw, ... Read More

With origins dating back to 1915, Southern Federal University (SFedU) is the largest scientific and educational centre in the south of Russia. SFedU traces its roots to the Royal University of Warsaw, which has moved to the south of Russia during the Great War. Read less
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