Кафедра германської філології

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Факультет іноземної філології та соціальних комунікацій




Master-level program study

The Internet address of the permanent placement of the full description of the study program: http://op.sumdu.edu.ua/#/programm/427



Master of Philology

Cycle / Level of Higher Education

The second level of higher education (the Law of Ukraine “On Higher Education”), NQF -the 7th level, QF-LLL – the 7th level, FQ-EHEA – the second cycle

Type of degree award

a unit

Duration of the program

1 year 4 months

Amount of credits

90 credits ECTS


Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. Certificate - ND №19883407 dated May 24, 2017.Validity – 01.07.2025


The presence of a bachelor's degree or a specialist, a master's degree, subject to the successful passing of additional entrance examinations, taking into account the average score of the corresponding appendix to the diploma

Description of the study program:


The program is aimed at gaining students with in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge, skills and understanding in linguistics, pedagogy and translatology, which will enable them to effectively perform innovative tasks of a certain level of professional activity oriented at researches and solution of complex translation problems to meet the requirements of customers from science, business and enterprises in different spheres. The aim of study is in acquiring academic and professional qualification to carry out the professional activity connected with analysis, creation, transformation and assessment of oral and written texts of different genres and styles (both with the scientific-and-research, critical-and-analytical and applied purpose), organizing successful communication in different languages.

Focused on the analysis of the application of translation norms in oral and written translations, in building the target text; the use of relevant business communication strategies at international meetings, presentations, negotiations, business sessions, conferences, etc.; orientation in the glossary and basic applied trends of the modern translatology; emphasis on teaching foreign languages and translation in educational establishments.

General education in linguistics, translation studies and teaching foreign languages and translation. The program is based on the well-known results in translatology and methodology of teaching with regard to the modern state of linguistics, target at topical specializations within the framework of which further professional and scientific career of a philologist, a translator is possible: status of translation units, metasigns of translation studies

Graduate ability for employment

“Translator”, code of CP 2444.2;

“Foreign language teacher at a higher educational establishment”, code of CP 2310.2;

“Teacher at a secondary educational establishment”, code of CP 2320, 2331;

“Philologist-researcher”, code of CP 2444.1;

“Tour guide”, code of CP 3414;

“Manager of public activities”, code of CP 3439;

“Organizing secretary (of an organization, union, federation)”, code of CP 3431

Further education

The Master of Philology has the right to master the programs of the Doctor of Philosophy in Germanic languages, according to interdisciplinary programs close to the humanities and philology (linguistics, translation studies, pedagogy, etc.) and to acquire additional qualifications of the same level of the NQF, to continue their education throughout the life in accordance with current legislation


Student-centred learning, problem-oriented learning, electronic learning in OCW system of SumSU, self-learning, learning through laboratory practice, research-based learning. Teaching is conducted in the form of lectures, multimedia lectures, interactive lectures, seminars, practical and laboratory classes. The independent work is also presupposed that combines consultations with the lecturer, e-learning in some educational components, individual classes and group project work.


The educational program provides for formative (written and oral comments and tutorials of teachers in the process of learning, self-assessment skills, involvement of students in the evaluation of each other's work) and summation (written examinations in academic disciplines, evaluation of the current work during the study of certain educational components (written essays, presentations, testing), a defense of reports on practice and predegree practice, a presentation of scientific and research (course) paper, a public defense of qualifying work, a complex national examination) evaluation.

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