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Psycholinguistics of Intercultural Communication, M.A.

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  • 24 months
University rank #1001 (WUR) Moscow, Russia
The Psycholinguistics of Intercultural Communication programme offered by Sechenov University combines the international tradition of intercultural communication research with the achievements and methods of Russian Ethnopsycholinguistics, this master’s program provides knowledge and skills for successful participation in a dialogue with people from different cultural backgrounds.


All linguists know how different the world may look through the prism of different languages. This difference sometimes makes us curious and attracted to an unknown culture, or may give ground to intercultural misunderstandings and miscommunication, or even complete failure. The cause of misunderstanding is the dissimilar cultural or ethnic-specific images of the world investigated by Russian Ethnopsycholinguistics since the early 1970s.

The program is implemented in cooperation with the Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Science, Department of Psycholinguistics. Students have the unique opportunity to gain first-hand information from founding Russian scholars in the field.

Based on the Theory of Linguistic Image of the World and the Lacuna Theory, students will develop their own effective communication strategies to overcome barriers in the path of mutual understanding and cooperation.  They will investigate cases from varying cross-cultural settings including professional fields such as business, medicine, law, mass media, and so on.

Career opportunities

The program aims to train professionals to operate in an international context, in any field where intercultural skills are in demand. Graduates will be qualified for employment in the international job market in both public and private sector, including working for:

  • International organizations
  • Public administration
  • Education
  • Multinational companies
  • Trade
  • Tourism
  • Local and national governments
  • International research projects
  • Other fields where intercultural sensitivity is a key requirement

Gaining the Master’s Degree that focuses on Psycholinguistics of Intercultural Communication from Sechenov University may also serve as a springboard into further studies of Intercultural Communication and obtaining a Ph.D. degree (Candidate of Science in Linguistics) from the Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, opening an academic carrier for graduates.

Programme Structure

Core subjects

  • Theory of Intercultural Communication
  • Ethnopsycholinguistics
  • General Linguistics
  • Intercultural Business and Management
  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Cultural Linguistics
  • Introduction to Psycholinguistics
  • Academic Writing
  • Russian as a Foreign Language
  • Introduction to Russian culture
  • Elective course: German/French
  • Research into the problems of Intercultural Communication


Courses are taught in English by a prestigious international group of professors fromEngland, Hungary, USA, and Russia. All the professors are actively engaged in diverse research programs. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • submission of online application: - from 01.02, ongoing
    • submission of the documents (hard copies) -  from 20.06 till 31.07
    • final date for the entrance exam - 05.08 (from 24.06 till 05.08)
    •  decision on the admission - 16.08
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Applications are open from 01 February. Please, send your BA degree, your scanned passport (only the page with your photo) and a short, one-page motivation letter to Mr. Istvan Lenart.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2660 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2660 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2660 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2660 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • The tuition fee is to be announced in April after approval of the Sechenov University Academic Board. 
  • The provisional fee is 200 000 rub. per year.

Living costs for Moscow

  • 41640 - 81440 RUB/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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