45.04.01 Philology. Theory and Practice of English



Major: Theory and Practice of English

Level: Master’s degree

Duration of training: 2 years

Degree certificate: Master’s degree

Mode of study: Full time

Language of study: English

Tuition fee for year 2021-2022: 170800 Rub

Language Proficiency: English, Upper-intermediate (B2)

Programme manager: Ksenia Volchenkova: +7 (351) 267-90-18, +7 (351) 267-91-85, volchenkovakn[at]susu[dot]ru

About program


Description of the educational programme

Students receive the fundamental knowledge and professional skills in the area of modern interlingual and intercultural communication.

In the academic process, active and interactive lesson forms are widely used (dialog-type seminars, discussions, computer simulations, business and role-playing games, case studies, psychological training, group discussions, student research group reports, university and inter-university teleconferences), as well as expert master classes and practical lessons, teaching of classes in author course form. Leading researchers and professors from Russian and international universities are invited annually to read lectures, lead practical lessons, and supervise masters’ research activities.

A translator can perform the duties of a legal assistant (business correspondence, preparation of analytical surveys and reports, participation in negotiations.) Graduates of this master’s program qualify for a wide range of vacancies besides pure translation, for example those which require solid knowledge of two foreign languages, a wide general cultural perspective, and skills in the area of intercultural communications.

Graduates can perform research and teaching activities in educational institutions (primarily in universities) and also realize themselves in the fields of artistic and special translation, editorial work, project work in cultural institutions, consultation work in linguistic and national politics and inter-ethnic relationships in administrative offices.


The study program covers all fundamentals of the English language theory, methodology of linguistic research, modern ELT technologies, English for academic purposes. Wide range of special courses taught by research staff includes innovations in education, leading translation theories, intercultural communication, discourse analysis and philology, linguistic analysis, etc.

Research work. From the first days of study students are actively involved in the challenging research environment. They are active members of the research teams that stimulate effective professional growth. Participating in scientific conferences enables them to develop their professional skills and abilities to carry out effective academic


  • Modern educational technologies,
  • Intercultural environment,
  • Cultural performances,
  • Sports facilities,
  • Modern library halls,
  • Health cente.

The program is for: applicants with a Bachelor's Degree, fluent in English and planning a future international career in Linguistics.

Our program aims to provide in-depth knowledge in linguistics and teaching methods; offer hands-on experience in research and international cooperation; and develop the skills essential for making the first steps into an academic career.

Career Prospects:

  • Teaching English as a second language;
  • Research in the sphere of philology;
  • Intercultural communication;
  • Editing and journalism;
  • Media.

Potential employers:

  • The English Club school of foreign languages;
  • Star Travel, Ltd.;
  • SUSU Academic Writing Center.

Our Benefits:

  • Experienced academic staff;
  • Modern teaching methods;
  • Access to library resources;
  • Language laboratories;
  • Computer classrooms;
  • Dormitory facilities;
  • Intercultural environment;
  • Eventful college life;
  • Sports facilities;
  • Health center.



Description of the program

Al Gharrawi Bahaa Kadhim Oudah (Iraq)

“I would like to recommend other students to study at SUSU, especially those who would like to do their master’s programs here in English. They are going to improve their English a lot. SUSU can offer you an environment just like in the US or the UK. So, I recommend my friends to study here and to give this place a chance. Don’t miss this opportunity.”

Al-Graiti Ekhlas Hameed Swadi (Iraq)

“South Ural State University is the smartest and the most famous university that I have ever known in my life. It is the place of prominent professors who have precious knowledge and experience. South Ural State University develops the international activities in the scientific, educational, and cultural fields. It is the place where you can develop and progress your future career. I have progressed and developed my abilities during the course of master’s  program in philology through my participation in various international academic events.”

Contact details

76, Lenin prospekt, Chelyabinsk, Russia, 454080

Phone/fax: +7(351) 267-90-18, 267-91-85

Foreign Languages Department


File your application at: applicant[at]susu[dot]ru

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