Master's Programme Slavonic Studies

Faculty Faculty of Humanities 2
Duration / ECTS-Credits 4 semesters / 120 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree Master of Arts (MA)
Qualification Level Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-F 0231 Language Aquisition
Mode of Study Full-Time
Study Code C 066 850
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2009W) *
Admission Requirements Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent
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* Information on the Curriculum (2009W)

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
 scheme
 Definition
 %-age
      
 1  EXCELLENT:
 Outstanding performance
49.6

= 100%

 2

 GOOD:
 Generally good, but with some errors
30.2
 3  SATISFACTORY:
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
16.3
 4  SUFFICIENT:
 Performance meets the minimum cirteria
3.9
 5  INSUFFICIENT:
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work
     

Source: Academic year 2016/2017


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).

Requirements

Relevant bachelor's degrees at the University of Innsbruck:


Criteria for the determination of equivalence:

Admission to the master's degree programme may also be possible if a student has completed a bachelor's degree in a relevant related field. As part of the determination of equivalence, the following core areas of the completed bachelor's degree programme will be assessed:

  • 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

In the event that equivalence has been established in principle but with certain qualifications missing for full equivalence, supplemental examinations may be required. These examinations must be completed during the master degree programme.

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 »

12.5 ECTS-Credits: Language and Linguistics
   10 ECTS-Credits: Language and Literature
     5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module

Second Semester »

   10 ECTS-Credits: Language, Media, Alterity and Gender
17.5 ECTS-Credits: Slavic Language – Culture – History
     5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module

Third Semester »

17.5 ECTS-Credits: Scientific Language – Language History - Translation as an Intercultural Communication
12.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module - Specialisation

Fourth Semester »

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

Graphic chart »

Recommended course sequence for Master Programme Slavonic Studies

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

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

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