About the profession
Germanic languages have been and are still very popular among those who are willing to learn them and those who are interested in scientific research of Germanic languages. A Specialist in Germanic studies is a highly qualified researcher, a PhD specialist prepared to carry out scientific and pedagogical activity at higher educational establishments. The qualification of PhD specialist in Germanic studies allows him/her to deliver lectures and carry out seminars in the field of linguistics and modern languages, methods of scientific research and analysis. He/she also can give practical lessons to undergraduate students of higher educational institutions. As a rule specialists of the kind continue their research activity – write articles, take part in scientific seminars and conferences at home and abroad, publish theses and authorized lecture courses, manuscripts, textbooks and monographs.
Tuition offers knowledge on a wide range of subjects applying theoretical approaches which are represented by the full-time members of the staff, including internationally known scholars. In the courses offered participants of the Programme combine the advancement of theoretical approaches with a strong concern for their empirical and methodological foundations. The academic disciplines on the curriculum include courses in Germanic Studies and the Paradigm of Germanic Languages, The History and Philosophy of Science, Teaching Pedagogy at Higher School, Methods of Academic Research plus an ample amount of studies in the chosen Foreign Languages.
Practical studies in the format of press conferences, webinars, conflict-solving games, games for decision-making, computer simulation on the basis of business games help students understand the nuances of their future profession. Subject discussions, master classes of leading methodologists, participation in international competitions, communication with potential employers form future professional competencies. Obtained skills give students the right to carry out seminars and practical classes to undergraduates within the frame of the obligatory hands-on training, as well as lectures under the supervision of professors and associate professors.
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 carry out at IFL RUDN allows for further pursuit of their scholarly career at prestigious Universities in Europe and the US as well as for their focus on a PhD Programme.