The duration of the degree programme is four terms and is rated with 120 Credit points.

It consists of nine modules that cover five disciplines:

  1. Introductory module 'Russia and Germany transregional'
  2. Historical background
  3. Russian and German linguistics or literary and cultural studies
  4. Legal background or introduction on exile and migration
  5. Russian and regional studies/German as a foreign language and regional studies or political background


In the third term at the SPbU in Saint Petersburg, you will choose one of the following subjects as your main focus of attention to prepare your master's thesis:

  •       Eastern European History
  •       German or Russian linguistics
  •       German or Russian literary and cultural studies
  •       East European Law
  •       Exile and Migration


At the same time, you will improve your knowledge of Legal and Political Sciences during your term abroad and train your language skills as well as your cultural competency. In the summer semester, there will be additional lectures and / or field excursions.

Your internship in Russia following your term abroad will complete your qualification profile and will offer an insight into possible working sectors. In the forth term you will write your master's thesis, which, in the ideal case, will be mentored by professors from both universities.

You can find a more detailed overview of the content and structure of the study programme in the category "download".


lighthouse Kiel, admiralty saint petersburg

lighthouse in Kiel, Admiralty building in Saint Petersburg

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