taught in English and Russian


Master programmes

Type of instruction


Duration of study

two years

Areas of specialisation: Economic and Social Geography


  • Geographical Information Systems in Economic Geography
  • International Transport Corridors and Logistics
  • World Economy and International Relations
  • Spatial Economics
  • Theory and Practice of Competitiveness of Regions and Countries
  • Regional Development Management
  • Sustainable Community Development and Urban Planning (in English)

Scope of research

  • Influence of transport accessibility on rendering social services to the population
  • Geoeconomics of the coastal regions of Russia
  • Competitive analysis and rationale for locating retailers at the local level
  • National innovation systems of the world countries
  • Assessment of socio-economic competitiveness of the region
  • Near-border position as a factor of regional development of a place for citizens of the Russian Federation and compatriots
  • Urban development in Russia
  • Formation of a marketing strategy for the development of the region

Areas of specialisation: Political Geography and Geopolitics


  • Geopolitics of Russia
  • Fundamentals of Limology
  • World Political Geography
  • Problems of Globalisation

Scope of research

  • Geopolitical processes in the contemporary world
  • European regional geopolitics as an element of the development of transboundary territories
  • The "centre/periphery" relations and the theory of political innovation diffusion
  • Political and geographical zoning
  • Electoral processes at various territorial levels (city—district—country), institutional geography
  • Electoral analysis and electoral geography


  • Spatial Economics
  • Information Technologies in Economic Geography
  • Theory and Practice of Competitiveness of Regions and Countries
  • Regional Development Management: The Foreign Experience
  • Fundamentals of Limology
  • Current Issues in Social and Economic Development of the USA
  • Contemporary Geopolitics
  • Geopolitics of Russia


The graduates can work as researchers, expert analysts, economic analysts, as well as consultants for territorial authorities, transport, logistics and freight forwarding companies, urban planners.

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