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Languages and Intercultural Communication – Linguistics

People's Friendship University
Moscow, Russia
 1282 Points
4 Years
English, Russian

Program Description

A linguist is a specialist in foreign languages who is well-acquainted with the principles of practical and theoretical linguistics and knows the way people learn languages. A linguist is well-acquainted with regional and social variations of languages and methods of communication.

Translation and interpreting are spheres in which a linguist is a professional. Within the frame of this programme a student gets education in two countries – Russia (Moscow) and Great Britain (Edinburgh) at two universities: RUDN University and the Edinburgh Napier University.

In case a student passes all the assessments successfully, writes a thesis successfully twice: in Moscow and in Edinburgh, a student receives two Bachelor’s degrees - of Russian Federation and of Great Britain.

Entry Requirements

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High School Diploma (or equivalent)
English Level

Additional Required Documents:

  • A copy of the medical certificate on the absence of contraindications for studying in the Russian Federation and on the absence of HIV and AIDS.
  • Photo.

Other Optional Documents:

  • For example, confirmation of victory in international Olympiads or professional competitions.

Important Information:

  • Personal portfolio of talented applicants will be taken into account. The portfolio is considered according to the following criteria:
  1. average academic grade at the previous level of education, including grades in specialized subjects (max — 45 points)
  2. achievements in educational and social activities, certificates, diplomas, etc. (max — 5 points)
  3. certificate of a foreign language proficiency (5 points)
  4. applicant status based on the results of participation in competitions / Olympiads for foreign citizens (winner — 40 points, prize-winner — 35 points)
  5. recommendations (or other similar documents) from public organizations, associations, Russian missions abroad, foreign diplomatic missions, faculties of RUDN University, etc. (5 points)
  6. volunteer activity (5 points)


Year 1

In the first year a student takes two semester course of the English language practice.

This course introduces a student to the principles of the English grammar practice, helps to improve pronunciation skills, enlarges student’s English vocabulary. Simultaneously a student gets acquainted with the basis of intercultural communication.

At the same time a student obtains knowledge of such important Humanities as:

Culture Studies
Sociology Economics
Management and others

Theoretical bases of linguistics are taught in the second year as well as theory and practice of translation and interpreting.

Year 2

In the second year a student chooses one more foreign language to learn.

Year 3

The third year is spent in Great Britain - the Edinburgh Napier University.

Intercultural communication
Culture and literature of Scotland

Year 4

In their fourth year students come back to Moscow to continue their studies at RUDN University – Institute of Foreign Languages.

At this period they obtain practical skills in professional area and write Bachelor’s papers under the supervision and guidance of experienced academicians.

Having passed all the assessments and having defended the Bachelor’s papers successfully, they receive two BA degrees: one in Russia and the other in Great Britain.


Graduates easily find jobs in:

  • Business and administrative institutions
  • Offices and companies
  • International corporations
  • Cultural, congress and exhibition centers
  • Municipal and state structures
  • Embassies

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