Slavic Studies (M.A.)

The most important facts at a glance:

 

Degree:

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Standard period of studies:

4 semesters

Start:

Winter and summer semester

Admission restrictions:

Open admission

Application:

You find information on the application procedure for international students here.

Deadlines: Winter semester: April 1 - May 15

Summer semester: October 1 - November 15

Required Bachelor's degree:

Slavic Studies: Polish Studies (B.A.)

Slavic Studies: Russian Studies (B.A.)

Homepage:

Department of Slavic Studies

Faculty:

Faculty 05: Philosophy and Philology

Accreditation:

The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

This master's program deals with Slavic languages, literature and culture. Students choose either Russian or Polish as their main language. Depending on their main language, their second Slavic language can be either Russian, Polish, Czech or Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian. During the master’s program, they will build up a strong passive language competence in that specific language. At the end of the program, students should be able to independently research specific topics pertaining to Slavic Studies and correctly categorize certain isolated phenomena.   In addition to that, the active language competence of the students’ main language should reach at least level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR).

Master entrance requirements

Polish Studies
First university degree: Diploma from the previous degree program

  • a) Bachelor's diploma consisting of a minimum standard period of study of six semesters at a university in Germany or abroad with at least 60 credit points in Slavic Studies or Polish Studies/Russian Studies or
  • b) an equivalent degree with equivalent subject-related study and examination qualifications.

If the bachelor's degree has not yet been completed by the time of application, the applicant must provide proof of two third of the required subject-specific credit points by the end of the application deadline.

Polish will be studied as the main language. Russian, Czech, or Bosnian/ Croatian/Serbian may be chosen as a second language. When transitioning from the Bachelor's degree program in Slavic Studies with focus on Polish Studies in accordance with the ordinance of faculties 02, 05 and 07 of Johannes Gutenberg University, the student will continue studying the second language they studied before for the examination in the two-subject Bachelor's degree program. Otherwise, the student must provide proof of knowledge of Polish corresponding to Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and Level A2 of the Framework for knowledge of the second language.

Russian Studies
First university degree: Diploma from the previous degree program

  • a) Bachelor's diploma consisting of a minimum standard period of study of six semesters at a university in Germany or abroad with at least 60 credit points in Slavic Studies or Polish Studies/Russian Studies or
  • b) an equivalent degree with equivalent subject-related study and examination qualifications.

If the bachelor's degree has not yet been completed by the time of application, the applicant must provide proof of two third of the required subject-specific credit points by the end of the application deadline.

Russian will be studied as the main language. Polish, Czech or Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian may be chosen as a second language. When transitioning from the Bachelor's degree program in Slavic Studies with a concentration in Russian Studies in accordance with the ordinance of faculties 02, 05 and 07 of Johannes Gutenberg University, the student will continue studying the second language they studied before for the examination in the two-subject Bachelor's degree program. Otherwise, the student must provide proof of knowledge of Russian corresponding to Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and Level A2 of the Framework for knowledge of the second language.

Proof of proficiency in the German language to the level of the "German Language Proficiency Examination for Admission to Higher Education for Foreign Applicants (DSH)" is required for applicants, who either did not obtain their university entrance qualification at a German institution or whose degree was not from a degree program taught in German.

Information

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