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The Institute of Slavic Studies has a long philological research tradition of Slavic languages, literatures and cultures, with a focus special focus on Bosnian/Croat/Serbian, Russian and Slovenian. The institute is part of an excellent international network linked to a number of research centres at the University of Graz, including with the Centre for Southeast European Studies and the Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities.
The range of courses includes the following degree programmes (bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programme) and school subject-related courses (bachelor’s and master’s teacher training programme for secondary level education):
No prior knowledge of these languages is required to enrol in a bachelor's degree programme or teacher training programme, or to choose Bosnian/Croat/Serbian, Russian or Slovenian as a second subject or a restricted elective course for the subject-specific basic module. You can find more information about starting your studies here.
For students of all degree programmes available at the University of Graz, the Institute of Slavic Studies offers two successive certificates for language and culture (basic and advanced level) in Bosnian/Croat/Serbian, Russian and Slovenian. This additional qualification can also be completed as a restricted elective course or within the scope of the free elective courses.
The prerequisite for admission to a master's degree programme is the completion of a relevant or equivalent bachelor's degree programme at the University of Graz or another domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution. Furthermore, even if the completed bachelor’s degree is considered a “subject-related degree”, admission may be subject to individual additional stipulations.
Students of the Institute of Slavic Studies benefit from extensive practical and subject-specific training, in the course of which they acquire high culture-specific and intercultural competence. The teacher training programmes are primarily aimed at preparing students for life as a teacher, while graduates of the specialist programmes have many career options: Media and journalism • Publishing and communication • Public relations • Adult education • Language education • Language services • Art and culture management • Work at NGOs • Administration • Economy • Tourism • Diplomatic service • Academics (universities, colleges, research institutions).