American Studies

41.04.05In english and russian

Level of education Master

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 2 years

Main academic courses
  • Foreign Policy Strategy and Decision Making in the United States of America and Canada
  • Western Hemisphere in Systems of International Relations: Late 15th – Early 21st Centuries
  • Integration Processes in Western Hemisphere
  • Political Systems and Institutes in Latin America: Comparative Analysis
  • Issues in Relations Between Russia and Countries in Western Hemisphere
International cooperation
  • The Université de Montréal (Canada)
  • George Mason University (USA)
  • Virginia State University (USA)
  • The Free University of Berlin, the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies (Germany)
Main areas of research
  • US policy in the post-Soviet space
  • US foreign, foreign economic, military policy: directions, methods, and ideological foundations
  • The Western hemisphere in the contemporary global order
  • Russia-Latin America relations
  • Prospects for the development of trade contacts between Brazil and St Petersburg
  • Regions in international relations
  • The role of the Russian diaspora in US political life
  • Russia-United States relations
  • Russia-Canada relations
  • Contemporary Arctic policy of Canada
Practical training and future career

Graduates of the programme can work in state and international institutions, non-governmental organisations, commercial companies and enterprises whose activity is connected with the Western Hemisphere and international relations and contacts in general.

The activities of graduates can be associated with the collection and systematisation of information, expert assessments, and the writing of academic and popular science texts. Graduates can also carry out organisational, communicative, coordinating, managerial, academic and teaching activities.