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Admission to Master’s Programme in Russian Language and Literature

Admission to Master’s Programme in Russian Language and Literature

How can I apply?

The applicant applies directly to the Master’s Programme in Russian Language and Literature. All applicants must meet the academic and language requirements.

A maximum of five students can be admitted.

Academic requirements

The applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree (equivalent to a Finnish university Bachelor’s degree, kandidatexamen) in a relevant field. As a rule of thumb, the applicant should have the equivalence of 60 ECTS credits in the major subject. If the applicant is formally eligible for studies, the degree certificates and transcripts of records are always assessed individually by the Faculty in order to determine whether the profile of the previous studies matches the academic requirements of the sought programme.

Eligible applicants are assessed and ranked on the basis of credits completed in the subject applied to.

When all the earlier studies do not correspond to the basic and intermediate studies in Russian language and literature (60 ECTS), the applicant will be required to do supplementary studies (bridging studies) before beginning with the courses for the master’s degree or as part of the master’s degree. The bridging studies may include writing a bachelor’s thesis if the applicant’s previous degree does not include a thesis.

Please, read also our general information about applying to a master programme (e.g. eligibility for studies and requirements).

Language requirements

Knowledge of Russian is required. However, the Russian Language and Literature programme can consider students with no or little knowledge of Swedish for admission. This option only applies to applicants who have completed their secondary education outside of Finland. Applicants with no (or little) knowledge of Swedish must also have the endorsement of the department where admission is sought. This means that the department agrees to admit a student and is able to offer the studies required to obtain a degree in a language which is suitable for the applicant. In this case the student must of course prove his/her knowledge of the Russian language and meet the general requirements on academic eligibility. Please note that some courses for the degree may be given only in Swedish and you will have to take compulsory language courses in Swedish.

Please note that an applicant with a Finnish school education language (Swedish, Finnish or Sami) always gains language eligibility based on this regardless of any other additional studies in other languages. Please see språkkrav i svenska for more information.

Updated 5.1.2024