Level of education: Aspirantura programme

Type of instruction : Full-time

Duration: 3 years

Language of instruction: Russian

Main academic courses

  • History of International Relations and Foreign Policy
  • Current Issues in Methodology of Historical Research
  • Foreign Cultural Policy of Modern States
  • Russia–United States Relations: Realities and Prospects
  • Political and Spatial Factors in Global and Regional Security
  • French Foreign Policy in the Second Half of the 20th Century: Main Trends and Directions
  • Think Tanks in Contemporary International Relations
  • International Cultural Integration
  • Digital Transformation in Modern Information Society
  • Adapting and Studying at the University
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Foreign Language (English, German, French, Spanish, Russian as a Foreign Language)
  • Research Project
  • Pedagogical Work Experience

Resource opportunities for research

  • The M. Gorky Scientific Library of St Petersburg University
  • Access to the university network of academic journal databases (including foreign ones) in their area of study
  • Access to world information resources: Elsevier (Science Direct platform), the Digital Dissertation Library, EBSCO, Bloomberg.com and others
  • Access to a wide range of professional electronic databases included in the St Petersburg University subscription (including academic national and foreign journals)

Our advantages

  • The programme is designed to develop skills of analysis, and the professional evaluation from a historical and theoretical point of view of the activities of various international government and non-governmental organisations, institutions, social and political movements and military alliances;
  • Students acquire the skills of conducting research, and analysing historical records, archival materials, diplomatic documents, and data of historiography and source study in the field of international relations and foreign policy.