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.
study mode: part-time programme
language of instruction: Polish
profile: general academic
duration: 2 years (4 semesters)
title: Magister (equivalent of Master’s degree)
main discipline: Linguistics
Admission to this study programme has not been held from 2022/23 academic year
The study programme Russian Language and Literature is an offer for those who intend to carry out business and cultural cooperation with Russian-speaking partners in the future. The programme prepares specialists in the Russian language who have extended knowledge of various types of the Russian language as well as Russian literature and understanding of the Russian cultural specificity. Enhanced theoretical knowledge as regards these topics together with the practical ability to translate specialist texts provide graduates with the possibility to be employed in the sector of widely understood Russian-Polish cooperation, i.e. education, culture, tourism and business, requiring higher education.
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 Literature 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
- Scientific category B+ in the main discipline of Linguistics awarded to the Jagiellonian University in Kraków by the decision of the Minister of Education and Science
In the programme curriculum, you may find information about the subjects you will attend while studying this programme. The programme indicates which subjects are scheduled for each semester of the studies, which are mandatory, which belong to the group of elective subjects (so-called optional subjects), which of them end with an exam, and which do not. Each subject in such a programme curriculum has its syllabus, which is a description of what students learn within the scope of that subject.
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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.
More than just studies
From our lecturers
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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Institutions and companies undertaking business and cultural cooperation with Russian-speaking partners are looking for employees who are fluent users of Russian as well as understand Russian cultural specificity. Specialists who hold high linguistic competencies as regards the Russian language, as well as well-developed intercultural competencies, understood in terms of the ability to understand and efficiently act in other culture than the home one are needed in the labour market in such sectors like media, publishing branch, tourism, culture or education. These abilities are indispensable in order to efficiently and consciously operate outside the country but they are also needed in relation to the increasing number of Russian-speaking employees in the Polish labour market.
Further education possibilities
- Doctoral School, f.e. Doctoral School in the Humanities
- Post diploma programmes
- Second-cycle programmes
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:
ul. Ingardena 3
30-060 Kraków, Poland
Phone: (+48) 12 663 25 35