taught in Russian


Master programmes

Type of instruction


Duration of study

two years

Areas of specialisation

History of Russian Art

History of Western European Art


  • Methodology of Art History
  • Theory of Art
  • Philosophy of Art
  • The Creative Method of Medieval Masters
  • Key Issues in Old Russian Art Studies
  • Russian Art and European Schools
  • Applied Art of Western Europe
  • Methods of Art Objects Attribution
  • Modern Methods in Historical Research
  • The Style Problem in the Art of Old Masters
  • Modern Art: Definitions, History, Typology
  • Wooden Architecture of Russia and Europe

Scope of research

  • Medieval Art of Western Europe
  • Renaissance Art
  • Art of the Modern Period
  • Art of the 20th Century
  • Old  Russian Art
  • Russian Art of the 18th Century
  • Russian Art of the 19th–20th Centuries

Internship and future career

The training process includes various types of practical training such as museum practice, teaching practice, fieldwork (architectural training). Fieldwork practice is held at the premises of Moscow State University. The students may participate in the architectural and archaeological practice of St Petersburg University.

The programme is aimed training art historians with advanced research skills and analytical thinking, who can apply the methodological tools of modern art history and related sciences.

The graduates can work as art critics, experts at auction houses, art communication managers, experts in gallery business, museum research fellows, guides, researchers, teachers, members of editorial staff, publishing house workers, journalists, including opinion journalists.

Companies where our graduates work

  • State Hermitage Museum
  • Russian Museum
  • "Peterhof" State Museum-Reserve
  • "Pavlovsk" State Museum-Reserve
  • "Tsarskoe Selo" State Museum-Reserve
  • Museum of the History of St Petersburg
  • Museum of the History of Religion
  • "Erarta" Museum of Modern Art
  • St Petersburg University
  • Moscow State University
  • Russian and foreign higher education institutions

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