Level of education: Master programme

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 2 years

Language of instruction: English

Benefits of the programme

  • The SPbU educational programme ‘Russian Studies’ is one-of-a-kind in Russia
  • The programme is designed for students of different entry levels of Russian. The course of study allows to develop proficiency in Russian as a foreign language
  • Teaching is conducted in Russian and English
  • The study plan incorporates advanced courses in the history of Russia’s regions, former CIS countries and Baltic states in the context of world history
  • The acquired competences will help students form an objective view of the place of Russia in the global cultural and historical process and give an unbiased assessment of its role in the formation of civilisational and geopolitical aspects of the world history and politics
  • Graduates acquire skills of practical and research activity in the field of history, culture, political and social structure of Russia and its regions
  • Research in historical, political and cultural issues under the supervision of leading Russian scientists

Main educational courses

  • Analysis and Criticism of Russian Art: Historiographical Review

  • Cultural Research in the Contemporary World

  • Computer Technologies in Cultural Studies

  • Images of Fate in Russian Culture

  • Multiculturalism and Multi-Confessionalism as a Fundamental Principle of Russian Culture

  • Russian and Soviet Everyday Life

  • The Russian Idea and Projects of Russian Culture

  • Russian Culture as an Object of Philosophical Reflection

  • Russian Literature and Literature-Centric Character of Russian Philosophy

  • Russian Musical Culture

  • Russian Regionalism: The Dialectics of the Centre and the Periphery

  • Texts of Russian Culture. Seminar

  • Slavophile Paradigm in Russian Culture

  • Semantic Concepts of Russian Culture

  • Contemporary Cultural Research in Russia

  • Theory and Practice of Archival Research Work

Key skills

  • The obtained theoretical and practical knowledge and skills enable the student to perform analytical work and carry out academic research of contemporary Russian culture
  • Organization of intercultural collaboration between Russia and foreign institutions.

Career opportunities

Key positions

  • Records Manager
  • Journalist
  • Opinion journalist
  • Editor (mass media)
  • Guide
  • Educator
  • Expert analyst
  • Archivist
  • Museum worker
  • Manager

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