Degree Programme in Russian Language, Culture and Translation
Russian language skills are highly valued in the fields of business, administration, tourism, teaching, media and social services. The Degree Programme in Russian Language, Culture and Translation offers a Bachelor's Programme in Russian Language, Culture and Translation, a Master's Programme in Russian Language and Culture as well as a Master's Programme in Multilingual Communication and Translation Studies. The Bachelor's programme includes studies in Russian language and culture as well as in translation and interpreting. The general language proficiency level for students accepted for the Bachelor's degree programme is B1-B2 (CEFR). The Bachelor's programme provides students with strong language skills and a comprehensive knowledge of Russian culture. While the studies progress, students can emphasize either language and culture or translation and interpreting, according to their personal interests and academic success. Studies in language and culture focus on the structure of Russian, Russian literature and literature analysis, cultural history and modern society. Studies in translation and interpreting focus on translating, and introduce students to the professional translation of, for example, marketing-related texts, news releases and manuals. The Master's Programme in Russian Language and Culture provides students with a wide-ranging knowledge of Russia. Students can specialize in modern Russian, literary research, teaching Russian as a foreign language or in the interaction of language, culture and society. Teaching qualifications are obtained by completing the pedagogical study programme. The Master's Programme in Multilingual Communication and Translation offers students a chance to specialize in languages for special purposes, literary and audiovisual translation, or interpreting. Students specializing in translation and interpreting are required to have an excellent command of Finnish, and they are offered a separate study module of Finnish. The degree programme is intended primarily for Finnish-speaking students. The Bachelor degree programme in particular includes courses that are taught only in Finnish (these include compulsory translation, language and communication studies as well as optional courses).

Internationalisation

The University of Tampere is committed to promoting justice and equality in society, to enhancing the well-being of citizens at home and abroad, and to advancing multiculturalism and sustainable development.

Internationalised curriculum develops the international and intercultural perspectives of students. The following courses of the degree programme fulfill the requirements of internationalisation in studies defined by the internationalisation strategy of the University of Tampere.

Faculty of Communication Sciences