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Russian Language and Literature, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #37 (QS) ,
The Department of Russian Language and Literature seeks to cultivate graduates with both knowledge and experience in Russian politics, economy, society, and culture. To achieve this goal, language fluency is a must. Major students first focus on Russian language and then move on to literature and culture.


The department supplies a systematic education in Russian grammar starting from the very basics to advanced levels and offers various programs in reading, writing and speaking as well. It also provides courses in linguistics and historical linguistics for those students with an academic interest in Russian language as a subject. The department has a scholarly exchange contract with Moscow State University - this not only enables a qualified Russian professor from MSU to come to Seoul National University every year, but also allows SNU students to attend summer language school or winter semester classes at MSU. Three Russian-major students at SNU are invited to study abroad at MSU every year.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Russian Morphosyntax
  • Russian Phonology
  • Russian Historical Linguistics
  • Topics in Russian Syntax
  • Topics in Russian Morphology
  • Bibliography and Method of Russian Literature
  • Seminar in Russian Linguistics
  • Seminar in Russian Stylistics

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Seoul

  • 1853935 - 1761660 KRW/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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