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Master in Modern Languages and Letters : Slavic Languages

Master in Modern Languages and Letters : Slavic Languages

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  • Programme title
    Master in Modern Languages and Letters : Slavic Languages
  • Programme mnemonic
  • Programme organised by
    • Faculty of Letters, Translation and Communication
  • Degree type
    Master 120 credits
  • Tier
    2nd cycle
  • Field and branch of study
    Human and social sciences/Languages and literature
  • Schedule type
  • Languages of instruction
  • Theoretical programme duration
    2 years
  • Campus
  • Category / Topic
    Human and social sciences - Languages and literature
  • Jury President
    Alain DELATTRE
  • Jury Secretaries
    Vanessa FRANGVILLE and Denis IOFFE



General information

Degree type

Master 120 credits

Theoretical programme duration

2 years

Learning language(s)


Schedule type




Category(ies) - Topic(s)

Human and social sciences - Languages and literature

Organising faculty(s) and university(ies)

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The programme is of great interest to both students who have completed the Bachelor of the same name, and beginners who wish to learn Russian.

It aims to develop excellent communication and mediation skills in foreign languages by placing them in their scientific and cultural context.

The Master in Slavic Languages and Letters gives graduates the ability to carry out a wide range of tasks independently, in a multilingual professional environment (trilingual or quadrilingual).

They also acquire the expertise necessary to contribute to the scientific development of this field and, lastly, they will be able to take a scientific approach to teaching the languages and culture of the regions they have studied.


ULB is the only university in French-speaking Belgium that offers a Master in Slavic Languages and Letters. In addition to gaining in maturity and intellectual independence, students will acquire in-depth knowledge of the literature and culture of several Slavic countries and be able to use these languages in practical situations. With a dynamic and multi-ethnic student population, teachers who are native speakers, foreign teaching staff members, seminar classes hosted by academics of international renown, a scientific centre for Czech, and an international Chair in Russian, there are myriad reasons to study this Master programme at ULB.

ternationally renowned academics, a scientific centre for Czech and an international Chair in Russian there are a whole host of reasons to study this Master's course at the ULB.

Access conditions


The programme includes a common core of courses (65 credits); a dissertation (25 credits over 2 years); and specific courses for each focus (30 credits).

Three focuses are available for this Master:

  • the focus on advanced Slavic languages, which lets students develop their knowledge of the languages studied in the Bachelor and start studying a third Slavic language.

  • the focus on Russian, which requires no previous knowledge of the language. This focus gives students solid basic knowledge in the Russian language and literature.

  • the focus on languages and cultures from Central Europe teaches at least two languages from Central Europe—Czech, German, or Polish—, while also gaining in-depth knowledge of the cultures in this area. The programme includes a four-month exchange with partner universities (Leipzig, Brno, or Warsaw), leading to a joint degree.

What's next ?


Since 1989, with the EU's enlargement and the warming of its relationship with countries in central and eastern Europe, perspectives have been constantly improving. Graduates who have command of two or three Slavic languages, and who are familiar with the social and cultural realities of central and eastern Europe, have many opportunities in the public and private sectors. In addition to teaching and research, there are many job prospects in business, industry, culture, and the tertiary sector. Lastly, graduates can pursue careers in international relations, public relations, or tourism, within either a private company or a public institution.