Linguistics is a science that studies language as a concept and separate languages, their qualities, characteristics, historical development, laws of construction.
This specialization is aimed at the preparation of a philologist capable of combining teaching and research activities. At the center of the program is the study of language as a system of signs for thinking and communication. The program is designed to give the necessary skills for successful work as a teacher of linguistic disciplines at universities, researchers, experts, scholars and acquaints with the academic traditions of domestic and foreign science and the latest achievements of modern theoretical linguistics.
The educational process includes significant independent student work (reading scientific literature, work in libraries, preparation for seminars), research work (preparation of publications and reports, participation in student scientific conferences, conducting of the students' own research), as well as lectures and seminars.
Philology in the System of Modern Humanitarian Knowledge, Theory and History of Linguistics, Semiotics, Rhetoric, Modern Language Processes (trends in the development of Russian in the language of the media and everyday speech), Linguistic Pragmatics, Structure and Functioning of a Person's Linguistic Ability, Theoretical Problems of Linguistics, etc.
The program includes courses on the problems of modern philosophy and foreign languages.
Students undergo practical training as teachers of the Russian language and literature, participate in research projects jointly with their professors.
A Master of Philology can work as a university professor, scientific researcher, translator, editor, specialist of educational organizations and public administration.
This specialty enables graduates to work in research centers and companies where specialists with thorough preparation in the field of linguistic theory are needed.