The programme is essentially an academic MA designed for people who plan further career in fundamental / academic research and teaching. Successful graduates might want to consider PhD positions, in Russia or abroad, as well as teaching theoretical linguistics at leading universities. Applied and interdisciplinary experience includes neurolinguistic research, Russian studies, sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology.
Who is a linguist researcher?
The field of linguistic studies is broad and deep. To give just few examples, it includes experimental or field or corpus studies - or, very often, a combination thereof. In Russia, important and internationally renown academic centers are Institute of Linguistics, Institute of Russian Language, Institute of Oriental Studies in Moscow, Institute of Linguistic Research. Fundamental linguistics are supported by various Russian foundations including Russian Science Foundation, Russian Humanities Foundation, Russian Foundation for Basic Research, international foundations for research on and documentation of minority languages on the verge of extinction.