The Department was established on October 4, 2001 as the Department of Ukrainian and Foreign Philology; since June 21, 2004 it functions as the Department of Journalism and Philology.

Head of the Department - Volodymyr O. Sadivnychyi, Doctor of Social Communications, Associate Professor.

The Department of Journalism and Philology is a graduating department, which educates Bachelors and Masters in specialty “Journalism” (Degree Programmes “Journalism” and “Advertising and Public Relations”), providing intramural and extramural education and distance learning; it also functions as a universitywide department, providing philological disciplines for students of all faculties. Postgraduate Degree education in specialty “Journalism” is also provided.

At the Department functions «PR-Consulting» center which provides advertising and PR services.

Training of journalists at SumDU was started in 2004. They educate experts for journalistic publicistic, analytical, advertising, social, institutional, management and PR activity.

The Department supports students’ desire to acquire practical skills in their free time, provides practice and traineeship in leading media establishments, advertising agencies, PR services of Ukraine and Europe.

To train able to compete professionals the Department has created potent material and technical basis (audio and video equipment, computer classrooms, multimedia classrooms, radio studio, “Apple” classroom). At the Department functions university newspaper “Rezonans”.

Regularly arranged and carried out research conferences, published scientific professional journals “Filologichni Traktati” and “Obraz” are available.

Contact Us:

2, Rymskogo-Korsakova st., Sumy 4007

Main Building, Room 1101

Tel: (0542) 33-02-25

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Official web-site of the Department:

Sumy State University,
116, Kharkivska st., 40007 Sumy, Ukraine,

Main Building, Floor 7 (Room 712)

E-mail: [email protected]

Tel: +38 0542 335273



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