The program in Bulgarian Philology is designed to cultivate well-rounded specialists in the field. Students delve into an extensive study of Bulgarian literature spanning from its early origins to contemporary works, all within a broader European context. Additionally, the curriculum covers in-depth knowledge of Bulgarian grammar and the historical development of the language. Students are also exposed to cutting-edge linguistic theories, exploring areas like sociolinguistics, textology, lexicology, stylistics, and phraseology. Proficiency in both spoken and written Bulgarian is a fundamental aspect of the program, culminating in the completion of a thesis on a chosen subfield within Bulgarian philology.
This program is ideally suited for individuals with a keen interest in Bulgarian language and literature, and who aspire to work in fields that necessitate Bulgarian language proficiency or are closely related to Bulgarian culture. It’s important to note that the MA program does not confer teaching qualifications.
Graduates of this program are prepared to take on roles as specialists in Bulgarian philology across sectors like economy, culture, politics, or social sciences. The demand for young professionals with advanced proficiency in Bulgarian, coupled with a deep understanding of Bulgarian culture, as well as historical, economic, and social trends in contemporary Bulgaria, is substantial.
One of the notable strengths of this program is its adaptability to cater to students with diverse interests. Those who earn an MA degree in Bulgarian Studies from our university gain a solid foundation in philology, with a specialization in Bulgarian literature and linguistics. The department’s faculty members further underscore the strength of the program through their scholarly accomplishments, including regular participation in national and international conferences, the organization of international conferences on Slavonic Studies, and the publication of numerous books and other works in both national and international contexts.