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Please be informed this study programme is offered in Polish—to undertake this programme knowledge of Polish language at least at sufficient level is required and will be verified upon application. If you do not speak Polish you can enrol in one of Polish language courses offered by Jagiellonian University School of Polish Language and Culture. Full list of programmes in foreign languages you may find here: Programmes in foreign languages.

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Russian Language and Culture

Faculty of Philology

Available programmes

first-cycle programme

study mode: part-time programme

language of instruction: Polish

profile: general academic

duration: 3 years (6 semesters)

title: Licencjat (equivalent of Bachelor's degree)

main discipline: Linguistics

second-cycle programme

not available

Admissions to this programme will not be held for the 2022/23 academic year

Programme description

Russian Language and Literature is the programme for those who want to learn Russian and better know Russia – its history, culture as well as the geopolitical environment. Among the advantages of this study programme at the Jagiellonian University, there are:

  • learning Russian from the very beginning to the level C2 (nearly native speaker), including the Russian business language
  • classes delivered under a part-time programme – adults and working persons who are looking for new challenges (lifelong learning) are welcome,
  • presentation of the diversity of the Russian language area both in a historical and contemporary perspective, as well as mutual relations between countries of the Russian language area
  • classes in culture, history and geopolitics, contemporary Russian politics, Russian philosophy, cinema, theatre, arts, media, etc.

teachers in the Institute of East Slavonic Studies – Poles, Russians, Belarusians and Ukrainians – are well-known in Poland and in the world, specialists, authors of books and papers as regards culture and languages of Easters Slavs

Information regarding Faculty

Although it appeared in the structure of the university in 1951, the Faculty of Philology offers study programmes (fields of research) which have existed for a long time and tradition of which dates back by even five centuries. The Faculty offers over 20 philologies but teaches as many as 50 languages! It was granted the A category by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, study programmes conducted at the Faculty lead in rankings prepared by the Education Foundation “Perspektywy”, and talented students join the prestigious Diamond Grant program winners.

Studies at the Faculty of Philology have enjoyed unflagging popularity for years, allowing graduates to work, among others, as a translator, editor in publishing houses, teacher in schools, journalist, or employee of diplomatic or special services. Internships and paid internships offered by companies cooperating with the Faculty together with vocational courses and certified training, available to all interested students, can help in smooth entry to the labour market. Studies at the Faculty of Philology also include classes in small groups and the opportunity to work in more than 20 students’ academic associations.

The Faculty consists of 8 institutes, Russian Language and Culture study programme is conducted by the Institute of East Slavonic Studies, which is located at Ingardena 3 Street, close to the Historic Centre of Kraków, the Jagiellonian Library and Błonia Park. The library of the Faculty of Philology ensures access to national and worldwide sources of information – it is a modern information centre concerning foreign philologies, history of literature, linguistics, methods of teaching, history, culture, art and translation studies.

Rankings, distinctions, accreditations

  • Category A granted to the Faculty by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education

Curriculum overview

Programme curriculum consists of information regarding classes in which you will take part while studying at this field of study. The programme provides data on classes in particular semesters, which of them are compulsory or optional, which of them end with an exam, and which do not. Each class has its own syllabus – a description of contents of the class.

Student matters

International Students Office

Centre of Academic Support

internationalstudents.uj.edu.pl
iso@uj.edu.pl
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Student Scholarships Office

Centre of Academic Support

stypendia.uj.edu.pl
stypendia@uj.edu.pl
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Student’s life

Time spent at the university is not all about education and class participation; it is also an excellent opportunity to develop hobbies and interests. Many research societies and student organizations operate at the Jagiellonian University, including faculty- and university-wide ones. These societies allow students to spend their free time actively, gain knowledge, develop their talents, participate in engaging, unconventional projects, go on research and team-building trips, participate in conferences, and meet fellow students outside the lecture halls. There are more than 20 student associations at the Faculty of Philology.

Students interested in the international dimension of studying can participate in a wide variety of exchange programmes, such as Erasmus+, Utrecht Network, bilateral exchange programmes, European university Una Europa, or the domestic mobility programme called MOST. Information on exchange programmes for students of the Institute of East Slavonic Studies is available on the Institute's website.

More than just studies

From our lecturers

Dr Michał Milczarek, the Institute of East Slavonic Studies Dr Michał Milczarek, the Institute of East Slavonic Studies
– Why is it worth studying at the university?
– For the university in the area of knowledge, studying as well as world fascination. This is the area in a sense excluded from the everyday rush and therefore enabling a reflection on its sense. This is the place of acquiring knowledge, instruments for work, cultural capital as well as meeting great people.


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See also

Careers Service

Centre of Academic Support

biurokarier.uj.edu.pl
kariery@uj.edu.pl
ul. Ingardena 6, 30-060 Kraków, Poland

Graduates

Graduates of Russian Language and Literature can be employed as Russian teachers in units not requiring professional teacher qualifications, as translators or linguistic consultants in the sectors of culture, media, tourism, as well as in institutions and companies undertaking economic cooperation with Russian-speaking partners; as translators in translation offices, in positions requiring advanced knowledge of Russian culture and language in cultural institutions publishing houses and media.

Further education possibilities

University in close-up

Centre for Communications and Marketing

promocja.uj.edu.pl
wycieczki@uj.edu.pl

Offer for school

The following events are conducted in Polish – to find out about the offer for English-speaking audience, please get in touch with the organizer directly. Additionally, due to the current pandemic, some faculty and university events may be canceled or conducted in a form other than that described below.

We invite all schools to a series of meetings, "University Closer to you – trips to the Jagiellonian University." The purpose of the sessions as part of the tours is to familiarize students with our university's history through a broad educational offer (lectures, workshops, laboratory classes, etc.). The current program of the event is available on the organizer's website - Centre for Communications and Marketing.

The Jagiellonian Library allows you to visit the old and new parts of the building. The tour program includes presentations of information about the history of the Library and the building itself and a tour of the Warehouse Department. The offer of Collegium Maius consists of the "Traces of science" and "Traces of history and art" lessons as well as interactive online classes. We also invite you to familiarize yourself with the educational offer of: the Botanic Garden, the Nature Education Center, the Confucius Institute, and the Museum of the Department of Anatomy UJ CM.

Contact

The study programme is conducted at the Institute of East Slavonic Studies, a unit of the Faculty of Philology. The Institute is located close to the Historic Centre of Kraków, the Jagiellonian Library, Jordan Park, and Błonia Park. For more information, please contact:

filolog@uj.edu.pl

ul. Ingardena 3
30-060 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 663 25 35

ifw.filg.uj.edu.pl
filg.uj.edu.pl