• Level of education: Master program
  • Type of instruction: Full-time
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Language of instruction: English

Benefits of the program

  • Extensive experience in teaching African languages combined with a comprehensive set of courses relevant to African studies.
  • Students have access to unique electronic resources in Russian and foreign languages as well as to a dedicated collection of the M. Gorky Scientific Library of St Petersburg University. The Library holds over 300 copies of fiction, science and education books in all the languages of the program. It boasts a collection of ancient manuscripts and block books common in Oriental cultures as well as rare and antiquarian books and lithographs.
  • Complex approach to African Studies

Main courses

  • Introduction to African Studies
  • Historical and typological linguistics of African languages
  • African languages and general linguistics
  • African folklore and oral tradition
  • Ethnopsychology of African peoples
  • Areal linguistics and dialectology of African languages
  • African geography and modern political situation
  • African literature in European languages
  • Literature in African languages
  • Sketch of African history
  • Religions of Africa
  • African arts
  • Amharic, Bambara, Hausa, Swahili

Key skills

  • Students acquire skills in working with academic and reference literature as well as its analysis
  • Expert evaluation and analysis of problems related to Africa
  • Knowledge of the ethnolinguistic situation in the region and the ability to understand the multicultural environment

Career opportunities

Graduates are well-placed to secure positions in leading academic institutions and universities worldwide, government bodies, advertising and travel agencies, international policy and economic organizations, research and analytics centers, mass media agencies and publishing houses, archives, libraries, museums, and educational institutions.

Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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Last updated August 5, 2019
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The cost for program in 2019/2020 will be 350 800 rubles for foreign citizen for a year. The full duration of this program is two years.
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