Slavic Studies can be studied either in connection with a non-teaching 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.
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 and Belarussian 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.
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 end of 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
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.).