About the profession
If you are considering studying linguistics and languages, you may be concerned about your prospects after graduation. After all, hardly anyone knows a person who goes to the office to work as a linguist. However, this academic field will provide you with a solid foundation for your professional and personal life.
Studying languages will prepare you for working in very diverse areas. For example, many linguists become educators. Some will teach languages, while others will train teachers how to better communicate with their students. Still others become interpreters or translators.
No matter what your career goals are, you will need good communication and critical thinking skills. Studying in this field means studying the way language itself works. You will gain a clearer understanding of how to express yourself, and why others express themselves in certain ways, that is a skill which is invaluable in business and life.
Starting with the first term the focus of the PGR Programme is on issues of global and regional development of Romance language countries. Formal and informal varieties of language discourse are studied in context with regional language variations. Of special focus are issues of language policies in Romance language countries, interests of language mapping in the respective world region.
The academic courses offered are those on Romance Studies, The Historical Peculiarities of Dialect Development in Romance Languages, History and Philosophy of Science, Foreign Languages, Pedagogy of Higher School, Methods of Research, to mention just a few.
PGR Programme students practice in all the modern formats of professional academic and business media interaction, these forms allow for the formation and improvement of professional skills and competences.
The practical classes given and the courses offered are tailored and taught by the leading academicians of the Institute. Business games, conflict-solving games, webinars, master-classes are conducted by the scholars of world renown. Potential employers are also kept informed and the students have an ample opportunity to consult with then on professional issues.
Hands-on industry experience is a core part of every course. Our dedicated placement scheme offers the opportunity to gain teaching experience, apply for research project internships, and participate in our award-winning partnerships.
PGR graduates join the ranks of the world academic elite. They are fully competent to carry out philological research in Linguistics and other Humanities, they may become full-time college staff and prove to be efficient interpreters or lexicographers.
PGR graduates teach at Higher Educational Establishments in Moscow, St. Petersburg and abroad. The academic research PRG graduates conduct at the Institute of foreign languages of RUDN University allows for further pursuit of their scholarly career at prestige Universities in Europe and the US as well as for their focus on a PhD Programme.