Level of education: Bachelor programmes

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 4 years

Language of instruction: Russian

Main academic courses

  • Theoretical Ethics
  • Foundations of Applied Ethics
  • History of Ethics in Russia
  • History of Western Ethics
  • Oriental Ethical Thought
  • Sociology of Morals
  • Political Ethics
  • Psychology of Morality
  • Religious Ethics
  • Social Ethics
  • Business Ethics
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Ethics of Law
  • Theory of Moral Argumentation
  • Economic Ethics
  • Ethics of Education
  • Ethics of Science
  • Etiquette

Our advantages

  • A unique programme providing training of specialists, capable of analysing and solving ethical problems arising in interpersonal and social relations in different spheres of life
  • The programme is of a European type with training carried out according to the standard independently worked out by St Petersburg University, when normal training is completed the credential of the pattern independently set by the University is issued
  • Synthesis of theoretical and practical training, practice-oriented character of training
  • Possibility to participate in the programmes of academic mobility and successfully continue training in the most prestigious world universities
  • The Department of Ethics, whose lecturers carry out the professional training, is currently the largest department of ethics not only in Russia but also in the world, and is also a developer of federal government educational standards of higher education in the field of applied ethics (bachelor’s degree programme, master’s degree programme).

Graduates of the programme

  • Have knowledge of the nature, structure and functions of morality, the peculiarities of its historical formation, development and functioning, and about the essential ways to influence the behaviour of people, societies and social groups
  • Have skills of the scientific analysis of the topical, acute problems facing society in Russia and in the world; and skills of the ethical expert evaluation of projects, laws, programmes and strategies of social development, scientific research, formation of individual, organisational and social moral culture, programmes of corporate social responsibility
  • Have qualities to carry out both theoretical and practical quantitative and qualitative research into moral values in different fields of individual and social life, and to do social reviews and forecasts; to make expert evaluation in the field of morality; to introduce ethical practices into the processes of making and implementation of tactical and policy decisions in administration of society, organisations and social communities.



Graduates of the programme can work in research and educational institutions, as experts, consultants, human resources managers or managers in the field of corporate ethics. They can also work as specialists in professional ethics and corporate culture in public institutions and private companies. The basic professions are: scientists, pedagogues, experts, human resources specialists, specialists in social work.

Organisations where our graduates work

  • St Petersburg University
  • Public Joint Stock Company “Gazprom”
  • Public Joint Stock Company “Sberbank”
  • MOBIS MODULE CIS (is a part of Hyundai & Kia companies group)
  • Stockholm School of Economics
  • European University in St Petersburg
  • Educational institutions (schools, colleges)

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