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Balkan Studies

Professional field: Philology
Educational qualification:
Professional qualification:
philologist in Balkan studies; historian in Balkan history; teacher in Greek language and literature
Period of study:
10 semesters (5 years)
Forms of study:
Evaluation scoring:
see annex #1


Specialty “Balkan studies” is a complex university specialty with master degree educational program. It's aim is preparing specialists in Balkan languages and cultures. The study plan includes fundamental philological disciplines (both linguistic and literature), as well as historical and cultural. Students gather knowledge about the spiritual and material culture of the peoples on the Balkan peninsula from the ancient times until nowadays. Practical knowledge about the Balkan languages is among the main objectives of the study plan – Greek (with the largest workload), Serbian, Albanian, Romanian and Turkish. Fundamental methodical and pedagogical disciplines are studied, thus widening the profile competence of the students.

Future graduates have very good perspectives for professional realization as teachers of Greek language and literature, coordinators in Balkan cultural and educational institutions, scientific researchers in different science institutes, interpreters, correspondents, literature collaboratives, editors, journalists in the mass media and others.


Last update 10 June 2021

Paisii Hilendarski
University of Plovdiv

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