Modern Greek Philology at Sofia University


The launching of the Modern Greek Philology programme at the Department of Classical and Hungarian Studies was initiated by Prof. Bogdan Bogdanov and was brought to success by Prof. Stoyna Poromanska, PhD, in the academic year 1992/1993 by decision of the Academic Council of Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” and the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science.

Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Greek Philology

The Bachelor’s Degree programme in Modern Greek is a full-time programme and lasts 8 semesters (four years). Successful graduates receive the academic title “Bachelor”.

Admission to the programme is achieved by passing an examination in any of the following languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian. Credits include score from the maturity exam in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Russian (with ratio 2) and the mark in Foreign language from the High School diploma. For more information, see here.

The curriculum of the Bachelor’s Degree programme includes over 1500 hours of tutoring in Modern Greek from zero level (including a 120-hour initial intensive course), general philological disciplines, Ancient Greek language and authors, Byzantine language and authors, courses on Ancient Greek, Byzantine and Modern Greek history, culture and literature, methodology of teaching Modern Greek language etc. The goal is for students to acquire a comprehensive philological preparation, knowledge for competent handling of official and colloquial styles of the modern Greek language, knowledge of the trends in its development, of the mentality of the modern Greeks, as well as of the history and culture ofBulgaria’s southern neighbour.

Students in the Bachelor’s Degree programme have the opportunity to study at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the Universityof Patrasfor one or two semesters through the Socrates-Erasmus exchange programme, and to participate in summer language courses at Greek universities. You can find more information in the section “Socrates-Erasmus exchange programme” (link).

Master’s Programme “Modern Greek Linguistics and Translation”

Modern Greek Philology offers a master’s programme in “Modern Greek Linguistics and Translation” with duration of three semesters. Admission to the master’s programme is achieved by passing a written and oral examination in Modern Greek language. To find more information see section “Master’s Programme “Modern Greek Linguistics and Translation“.