The Maurice Thorez Institute of Foreign Languages
Moscow State Linguistic University

45.04.02 MA in LINGUISTICS / Linguistics & Digital Media

Specialisation: Linguistics & Digital Media

Study Mode: Full time

Duration: 2 academic years (120 ECTS)

Programme Overview

The MA in Linguistics & the Digital Media, launched in 2019, is a unique programme that aims to give students a thorough grounding in modern theoretical linguistics as well as practical skills to meet the demands of the digital economy. The digital revolution has transformed communication practices, organizational forms and management structures. Digital media opens up a lot of professional and research opportunities for linguists within the framework of Digital Humanities, the newest field of humanitarian knowledge designed to explore all aspects of human society, art and culture, language and history, thinking and communication processes in order to make sense of social evolution.

What You Will Study

Workshops & seminars

· Intercultural communication (English and L2)

· Professional communication and professionally-oriented translation (English and L2)

· Professionally oriented translation (English and L2)

· Linguosemiotic analysis (English and L2);


· History and methodology of science

· General linguistics and history of linguistic teachings

· Theory of text and discourse

· Pedagogy and psychology of higher education

· Legal foundations of linguistic activity

· Discourse analysis of the Internet text

· Current aspects of the interaction of language and culture in the new information environment

· Semiotics of verbal and nonverbal communication

· Visual semiotics

· Linguistic and cultural diversity of the blogosphere

· Modern corpus linguistics

· Theory of general and linguistic educational environment

· Advertising discourse in the Internet space

· Linguistic expertise

· Critical analysis of Internet discourse


· Theory of polycode text, institutional communication, philosophy of language in the era of digital media, analysis and synthesis of sounding speech, fundamentals of web design, psycholinguistics of Internet text, etc.


The programme prepares students for employment in a broad range of areas, for example:

· Blogging in Russian, FL1,FL2

· Digital museums, digital archives, digital libraries

· Publishing

· Online journalism

· Online teaching

· Freelance work in e-learning

· PhD

Research in the use of digital media