Slavic Studies (Dual-Subject Bachelor's Programme)

Within the scope of the Dual-subject Bachelor, you can take Slavic Studies

  • as a Major (90 ECTS) combined with a Minor
  • as a primary or secondary dual subject (60 ECTS) or
  • as a Minor (30 ECTS) combined with a Major

Slavic Studies can be studied either in connection with a non-school related career goal or as a professional teaching qualification. If you want to become a teacher, you must follow the combinations of subjects for each teaching position.

Orientation and Goals

This programme is focused on Slavic philology and the languages, literatures, and cultures of Slavic-speaking peoples. At the University of Oldenburg, Russia and Poland are the main focal areas, but Ukrainian is also included. In some cases, other Slavic cultures are dealt with in a comparative manner. The core areas of Slavic philology are literature studies and linguistics, and didactics in the case of students studying to become teachers.

Foreign Language Skills

In order to enable students to begin studying Slavic Studies without the prior knowledge of a Slavic language, the Institute of Slavic Studies offers free beginners' courses (Propädeutika) in Polish or Russian, preparing students for the first semester by bringing their language skills up to the minimum required level.
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Students intending to move on to a Master of Education for teaching at the Gymnasium are required to provide documentation of their skills in one further foreign language in addition to Russian by the time they attend the final colloquium (Abschlusskolloquium) in the master's programme.

In order to study this course at the University of Oldenburg as a student from outside of Germany, you need an adequate knowledge of German.

German Language Proficiency
You can proof your German language proficiency with the following language certificates:
  • DSH: Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (Level 2)
  • TestDaF: Test – Deutsch als Fremdsprache (with level 4 in all four areas)

The proof of language proficiency must be presented for the enrolment. For other proof possiblities see: Language requirements

Careers and Areas of Employment

Students can shape their future career prospects with their choice of subject combinations, thematic specialisations, and how their arrange their studies (study abroad, internships, etc.), modelling their own personal skills profiles to suit work in media, publishing, public relations work, politics, industry, business, adult education, and school teaching in the gymnasium (with an M.Ed.). Students may also build their profiles by following their first degree with a related master's programme such as Slavic Studies: Language, Culture and Society (M.A.) or Germany and Eastern Europe (M.A.).

If students are interested in a non-school-related goal, more information can be found at the professional field of Foreign Languages Philology (in German).

Further Information

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Facts and Data

  • 6 semesters
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • German
  • admission free