Slavic Studies

Field of Study: philology

The Bachelor’s degree study programme in Slavic Studies has the character of a philological study with a broader Slavic focus. In terms of Slovak higher education, this is a unique study programme designed with the intention to educate professionals for social practice with a proper overview of historical as well as current socio-political contexts in various Slavic countries. The uniqueness of this study programme lies in the possibility of choosing two of the five identically designed blocks of specific language areas (Bulgarian, Croatian, Polish, Slovenian, Serbian), which the admitted applicant chooses in an arbitrary composition on the basis of his/her own decision.

The study focuses on the current issues of language, contemporary society, literature and culture of specific Slavic countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Poland, Slovenia, Serbia). In addition to theoretical linguistic and literary disciplines, the profiling subjects are practically oriented seminars and exercises focusing on the literature, culture and contemporary issues of the chosen linguistic area. Throughout their study, students consolidate and develop their practical linguistic knowledge under the guidance of foreign lecturers. In the course of their study, they can attend a one-month summer language course or a (multi-)semester stay in various Slavic countries, which are carried out annually through the scholarship of the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic or with the contribution of European mobility support programmes (CEEPUS, Erasmus+). Upon successful completion of a Bachelor’s degree, students may continue their study in the Slavic Studies study programme at the Master’s degree level.

Graduates can apply for employment in practically all areas of culture (editorial offices, publishing houses, mass media, social and cultural institutions). They can be employed in embassies, international trade institutions, domestic and foreign agencies, social organisations and travel agencies, in the economic and business sphere, in non-governmental organisations, in the state administration, in the third sector, etc.

Knowledge of the Slavic languages offered (Bulgarian, Croatian, Polish, Slovenian, Serbian) is not required.



Applicants will be admitted to the Slavic Studies study programme on the basis of a general aptitude test as part of the National Comparative Exam, which is provided by, s. r. o.