Faculty of Modern LanguagesSlavic Studies – Bachelor 50%

The Slavic Studies degree programme focusses on the languages and literature of the Slavic countries in their historical and cultural context.  

Facts & Formalities

DegreeBachelor of Arts
Type of programmeUndergraduate
Start of programmeWinter and summer semester
Standard period of study6 semesters
Language(s) of instructionGerman and Slavic languages
Fees and contributions171.75 € / Semester
Application procedureSubjects with no admission restrictions
Application deadlinesInformation about deadlines can be obtained after you have put together a degree program.
Teaching degree optionYes
Part-time optionYes

Course Content

The degree programme in Slavic Studies combines solid language training with fundamental knowledge and research skills in the areas of language, literature, history, and cultural studies. During the course of their studies, students will become familiar with the richness and special characteristics of Slavic languages, literature and culture. At the same time, they will learn to critically analyse and interpret the roots of linguistic, literary, and cultural phenomena in the Slavic languages from a comparative historical and cultural perspective. In Option A, students will gain in-depth knowledge of two Slavic languages as well as an overview of the entire gamut of the Slavic countries in their historical and cultural development, from their inception through to the Eastern and East-Central European societies of today, in the wake of the 1989 political upheaval as well as the easterly expansion of the EU. 

In Option B, along with solid language training in Russian and a fundamental academic education, particular emphasis will be placed upon the didactic processing and conveyance of the skills and knowledge gained.

Course Structure

The Bachelor’s degree programme is divided into an introductory phase, an intermediate phase, and an advanced phase. The individual phases are also each divided into three areas: Language acquisition, linguistics (= courses in the area of linguistics and literature) and cross-disciplinary skills.

For students in the Bachelor’s degree programme in Slavic Studies as 1st or 2nd major at the 50% level, this means:

Option A
In Option A, students will combine the study of their choice of two Slavic languages. Options include Russian, Polish, Czech, Serbo-Croatian and Bulgarian. In the area of research, students will specialise from the beginning of their studies in either literature or linguistics. In addition, students will receive instruction in cross-disciplinary competencies.  

Option B
In Option B (Russian studies), students will initially focus on Russian language acquisition. They will additionally gain basic skills in another Slavic language of their choice. In the area of research, until the beginning of the advanced phase, students will participate in seminars on Russian literature and linguistics. During the advanced phase, students will specialise in either Russian literature or Russian linguistics. In addition, students will receive instruction in cross-disciplinary competencies.