New programme! First enrollment in 2018!
The Master’s in Literature and Media, taught in both English and Russian, is a full-time programme that aims to prepare graduates from Slavonic Studies departments to create and promote media products in Russian. This programme may also be of interest to those who are already working in Russian-language media in their countries.
The purpose of this programme is twofold. First, it serves to help students acquire a deeper knowledge of literature, with a special focus on contemporary Russian literature. Second, it is designed to acquaint them with current methods and techniques in the field of media, which shall be further applicable:
- In international news and advertising agencies
- In editorial offices of foreign media operating in Russia
- In media departments of the companies operating in Russia
- In the Russian-language versions of foreign media
- In the sphere of organization and promotion of media projects related to the Russian language and Russian culture
What makes the programme unique is that it connects the formation of knowledge and skills in the field of Philology with additional competencies in media studies and data culture. Building the skills to work with texts in different media environments is the mortar that binds together the building blocks of our curriculum.
In choosing the Master’s in Literature and Media programme, you will:
- Have the opportunity to obtain high-quality knowledge in the field of Russian literature and culture
- Have the opportunity to improve your Russian
- Focus on the specifics of the Russian media environment, a knowledge of which is necessary for foreign specialists.
This international programme takes place within the unique atmosphere of an old Russian city. Students come to Nizhny Novgorod from all over the world to be taught by professors who are experts in both Russian and world literature, as well as to learn from tutors who run successful media businesses. Additionally, this programme gives participants the opportunity to be deeply immersed in Russian culture, polish their Russian language skills, and discover the national character of the Russian media.
While prior experience in literature is not a prerequisite, a minimum level of B1 in Russian and B1 in English are required for prospective students in order to be eligible to apply for the course.