UTMN: UTMN launches new MA in Global Russian Studies

The Global Russian Studies MA program was developed for international students who want to study and teach the Russian language and culture. The program is a joint project of the University of Tyumen and Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (PFUR). The program will be conducted in English and Russian with the leading international experts.

Ivan Romanchuk, Rector of University of Tyumen, comments:

“We focus on creating new educational projects in collaboration with leading universities. The new Master’s program was designed for international graduates who are motivated to teach and study the Russian language and culture. This program will facilitate the export of Russian education.”

Students will work closely with world experts, researching the Russian language, culture, and history in the context of Western Siberia society. The program allows studying the region within a historic context, with its alternating cultural codes, linguistic models, and social roles.

Larisa Basova, the Head of the Master’s program:

“This program allows gaining higher context of Russian society through studying internal dynamics present in Siberia. Students will learn to understand the relationship between local and global contexts. We will explore different approaches to Russian studies – domestic and outside of Russia. This program develops a new interdisciplinary paradigm for the perception of local phenomena of Russian language and culture.”

The program will utilize the PFUR University resources during the third semester. Students will participate in teaching practice for multi-ethnic groups. Students will be given the opportunity to study the specifics of working with a mono-ethnic group of foreign students – native speakers of Chinese, Arabic, European languages, etc.

Graduates will acquire a broad set of competencies for a flexible career choice. Potential occupations for students may be a teacher of Russian as a Second Language and a researcher of Russian Language and Culture.

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