Level of education: Master programme

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 2 years

Language of instruction: Russian


Main academic courses

  • History of Historical Science: The Institutional Aspect
  • Key Issues in the History Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches in Contemporary Historical Science
  • Methodology of History
  • Origins of Modernity – The Dynamics and Logic of Western Development
  • Modern Theory and Methods of Studies in Cultural History: Recent Concepts of Cultural History
  • Modern Methods and Approaches to the Study of Modern and Contemporary History
  • Fundamentals of Historical Urban Studies
  • Old Russian Archaeology as "Historical Archaeology": Integration of Written and Archaeological Sources
  • Foreign Historiography of the Russian History
  • Historical Memory of the Russian Society

Our advantages

  • The curriculum successfully combines the traditions of classical historical education with modern approaches and tasks of history science;
  • The educational programme facilitates the specialisation in some sectors of modern historical science. It also focuses students on mastering related areas of the humanities, thereby determining the integrative nature of learning;
  • The interdisciplinary approach to education is backed up by the involvement of leading national and foreign scientists specialising in various fields of knowledge of the educational process. The curriculum combines academic, practical classes, and field seminars;
  • There is cooperation with the leading Russian and world universities and research centres. This gives students the opportunity for included training. They can participate in academic exchange programmes complying with the agreements between St Petersburg University and foreign partner universities;
  • As a result of the programme acquisition, the graduate is able to carry out research, educational, cultural and educational, organisational, managerial and expert-analytical work. They can also gain experience in organising scientific events, including scientific conferences.


Training involves teaching practice in accordance with St Petersburg University procedures.


  • Research worker
  • Employee of the archives
  • Museum worker
  • Library staff
  • Editor of the media
  • Scientific editor of the publishing house
  • Specialist in historical, cultural and educational tourism
  • Guide
  • Teacher in the cultural and educational centres
  • Teacher in secondary and secondary special educational institutions
  • Screenwriter and editor in documentary film and television
  • Creative worker of advertising and PR services
  • Expert-analyst
  • Expert consultant
  • Content manager

Organisations where our graduates work

  • The Library of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • National Library of Russia
  • The Russian State Library
  • St Petersburg History Institute of the Russian Academy of Science
  • Boris Yeltsin Presidential Library
  • State Russian Historical Archive
  • State HermitageMuseum 
  • State Russian Museum
  • State Museum Reserve “Peterhof”
  • State Museum Reserve “Pavlovsk”
  • State Museum Reserve “Tsarskoe selo”
  • Russian Museumof Ethnography 
  • Peter the Great's Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, (Kunstkamera) Russian Academy of Sciences
  • State Museum of the History of StPetersburg
  • Military-Historical Museum of Engineer and Signal Corps
  • Central State Archivesof Historical and Political Documents of StPetersburg
  • State Museum of the History of Religion
  • "Icebreaker Krasin" Museum, Branch of the Federal State Cultural Institution "World Ocean Museum" 
  • Central State archive of film and photo documents ...
  • St Petersburg State University
  • Moscow State University
  • State Exhibition Centre ROSPHOTO
  • Publishing Center "Humanities Academy"

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