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Master's Programme Slavonic Studies

Faculty Faculty of Language, Literature and Culture
Duration / ECTS-Credits 4 semesters / 120 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree Master of Arts (MA)
Qualification Level Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 7, EQF/NQF: Level 7
ISCED-F 0231 Language Aquisition
Mode of Study Full-Time
Study Code UC 066 850
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2009W) *
Language of Instruction German
Admission Requirements Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent and Language Certificates

* Information on the Curriculum (2009W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
  available at:
  Section: Current Curriculum version.

University of Innsbruck Bulletins » (Click to open all University of Innsbruck Bulletins)


Relevant bachelor's degrees at the University of Innsbruck:

Proof of general university entrance qualification:

The general university entrance qualification for admission to a master's programme must be proven by the completion of a subject-related bachelor's programme, another subject-related programme of at least the same higher education level at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution, or a program defined in the curriculum of the master's programme. To compensate for significant differences in subject matter, supplementary examinations (maximum 30 ECTS credits) may be prescribed, which must be taken by the end of the second semester of the master's programme.

The rectorate may determine which of these supplementary examinations are prerequisites for taking examinations provided for in the curriculum of the master's programme.

In the course of the proof of the general university entrance qualification, the completion of the following core areas within the framework of the completed bachelor's degree programme shall be examined in any case:

  • 15 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Basics
  • 15 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Language Usage
  • 15 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Linguistics
  • 15 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Literary Studies 
  • 15 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Cultural Studies
  •   5 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Second Slavonic Language

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 4 semesters or 120 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

First Semester »

10.0 ECTS-Credits: to be updated shortly
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: to be updated shortly
10.0 ECTS-Credits: to be updated shortly
  5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Modules

Second Semester »

  5.0 ECTS-Credits: to be updated shortly
25.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Modules

Third Semester »

30.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Modules

Fourth Semester »

27.5 ECTS-Credits: Master’s Thesis
  2.5 ECTS-Credits: Master’s Thesis Defence

Graphic chart »

to be updated shortly

Qualification Profile and Skills

The Master's Programme Slavonic Studies is based on the bachelor's programme and is intended for scientific (further) education. Students are increasingly guided towards autonomous acquisition of knowledge, independent further education and open-minded and critical examination of the social environment of Russia and other countries with a Slavonic official language.

The practical language skills in Russian are oriented towards practical job requirements and language understanding in multilingual situations. Productive and receptive skills in a second Slavonic language are developed.

The aim of linguistic education is theoretical consolidation of knowledge about the system and functions of the Russian language in past and present. The literary studies part of the education mainly deals with literary texts from the Russian language area. Students deepen and extend the methods and techniques of individual analysis and interpretation as well as of the translation of literary texts. Cultural science and intercultural competence are to be completed by the analysis of cultural environments focusing on the field of media.

The master's programme conveys in-depth knowledge of the interactions between language, media and culture. It enables students to professionally and scientifically deal with the skills acquired and educates Eastern Europe specialists.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates possess highly specialized knowledge in the fields of Slavonic language, literature and cultural science. They develop skills in terms of language proficiency and the use of linguistic, literary, cultural and media science methods (focusing on film). They are able to independently formulate and substantiate scientific arguments and to find innovative solutions to problems.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

The Master's Programme Slavonic Studies opens a wide range of occupational perspectives with different areas of activities. Graduates are Eastern Europe specialists and work in press, radio and television as well as in international companies, tourism, cultural policy, publishing and diplomatic service. Apart from the occupational fields mentioned, the master's programme also qualifies for a scientific career.

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck


Within the scope of the Master’s Programme, a Minor corresponding to 30 ECTS-Credits may be passed.

More information and a list of possible Minors can be found at:

Supplementary Programme

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Supplementary Programme corresponding to 45 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Supplementary Programme requires the admission to or the having passed of one of the selected Study Programmes. Detailed information:

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading
 Outstanding performance

= 100%


 Generally good, but with some errors
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
 Performance meets the minimum criteria
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2021

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study). 

Information about the Programme (in German only)

Forms (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Innrain 52d Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

Associate Dean of Studies
ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Helmut Weinberger

Dean of Studies
Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Gerhard Pisek

Information for students with disabilities 

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