Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University

Degree Programmes

Linguistics «Community interpreting and sign language communication»

Programme Information

The Programme aims to train specialists in community interpreting for arranging linguistic and cultural mediation at public authorities and ensuring sign language communication for persons with hearing impairment.

Programme’s advantages

Students train as both translators and sign language specialists. The Programme has been developed in view of market requirements.

Upon completing the Programme, you will be able to:

  • use sign language

  • use fingerspelling.

Programme Description

45.04.02. Linguistics. Community interpreting and sign language communication.

Duration of the Programme: 2 years.

Programme type: Full-time.

Language of instruction: Russian.

Institute: Institute for the Humanities.

Courses & Study Load

Number of ECTS credits: 120.

Core disciplines: theory of translation and interpreting, community interpreting, written translation, sign language linguistics, Russian sign language practice, foreign sign languages and the international communication system for the deaf and hearing-impaired, professional ethics of community interpreters and sign language specialists, community interpreting practice, sign language interpreting practice.


Kaliningrad branch of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of International and Intermunicipal Relations of the Kaliningrad City Council, Government of the Kaliningrad region, Kaliningrad branch of the Russian Association of the Deaf.

Students also participate in the Erasmus+ academic mobility programme.

Professional Training / Internships
Career Opportunities

Graduates are employed by Russian and international organisations, public authorities, and educational institutions and organisations providing services for the deaf.

Admission & Tuition

To enter a Master's programme  applicants are  required to take the following exams:

  • Written exam  (or a test)  in the chosen field of study (100 points maximum)

  • Foreign language (a pass or fail  test)

We also accept international certificates of proficiency in English

Cambridge exam: PET, FCE, CAE, CPE; IELTS; TOEFL or

German: Goethe-Zertifikat A2, Goethe-Zertifikat Fit in Deutsch, Goethe-Zertifikat B1 / B2 , -Goethe-Zertifikat C1, Goethe-Zertifikat C2: GDS, test DaF, DSD B2 / C1, - telc A2 / B1 / C1 / C2, -ÖSD, -DSH.


Darya ILINA, Degree Programme Manager

Tel. + 7 4012 595 595 (3501)


Languages: Russian, English

Admissions Office

14 A. Nevskogo ul., Kaliningrad, 236041

+7 (4012) 59-55-96
fax: +7 (4012) 31-33-33