Applied Political Science and Ethnopolitical Processes in the Contemporary World

41.04.04In english and russian

Level of education Master

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 2 years

Main academic courses
  • Territorial Branding: Resource Opportunities in Russian Regions
  • Global Political Forecasting and Political Process Modelling
  • Dynamics of Ethnic and Religious Relations in Modern China
  • Immigration Policy in Modern Global World
  • Information War in Political Ethnical Relations
  • Political Humour in Russian and Foreign Political Science
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Methods of Analysing the Internet
  • Methods and Methodology of Public Opinion Research
  • Methods of Political Manipulation
  • Political Risk Modelling
  • Modern Trends in Political Sociology
  • Organisation of Business and Political Events
  • Official Political Discourse in Western European Countries: Comparative Analysis
  • Identity Policy in Contemporary Society
  • Political Imageology
  • Political Expertise
  • Political Technologies in the Modern World
  • Political Violence
  • Political Behaviour of Elite Groups
  • Political Representation of the Russian Corporatism
  • Abandoned States in Contemporary World Politics
  • Public Policy and Ethno–Cultural Conflicts in Megalopolises
  • The Role of Iran in Contemporary International Relations
  • Russia and Former Soviet States of Transcaucasia
  • Russia and the Baltic Countries: Protection of Rights of Russian-Speaking Citizens
  • Contemporary Ethnic Policy Theories
  • Modern Analytical Tools and Forecasting Methods of Political Processes
  • Strategies of Regional Policy in the Russian Federation
  • Fiscal Federalism: Theory and Practice
  • Ethnicity, Ethno–Social Stratification and Ethnic Discrimination
  • Ethno–Political Processes in the ‘Greater Middle East’ Countries
  • Ethnic and Political Issues in Europe
  • Ethno–Political Processes in Russia
  • Ethno–Political Processes in Africa
  • Ethno–Regional Conflicts in Modern World
  • Effectiveness of Modern Political Parties: Evaluation Methods and Results
  • Legal Instruments in Political Process
Our advantages
  • The master’s programme ‘Applied Political Science and Ethnopolitical Processes in the Contemporary World’ is designed to train experts in political technologies and skilled political analysts for research centres, civil society structures, and institutions implementing state national policy.
  • The academic courses are devoted to current issues in contemporary ethnopolitics and applied political research: global forecasting; public opinion research; the implementation of political science expertise; ethnopolitical conflicts and mechanisms of ethnopolitical mobilisation; identification of the reasons for the surge of nationalism in the contemporary world; the analysis of immigration processes in various countries and regions throughout the world; comparative analysis of the policy of nation-building; and others.
  • Master’s students acquire practical skills in applied research and application of political technologies.
  • The academic programme is focused on the acquisition of in-depth knowledge and skills that enable students to: skilfully analyse political processes; be fully functional in politics; be involved in political campaigns and efficiently interact with various political factors, including government agencies and civil society institutions.
Main areas of research
  • State identity policy
  • Dynamics of ethnic and religious relations in modern China
  • Immigration policy
  • Information war in inter-ethnical relations
  • Political process modelling
  • Identity politics of small social groups
  • Political imageology
  • Political expertise
  • Political risks
  • Political technologies in the modern world
  • Political territorial branding
  • Political violence
  • Political behaviour of social groups
  • Religious processes in different regions of the world
  • The role of public opinion in contemporary politics
  • Ethno–cultural conflicts
  • Ethno–political processes in different regions of the world
  • Effectiveness of modern political parties
Practical training and career opportunities

Graduates of the master's programme are much-in-demand in public, private, social and educational institutions that are aimed at harmonising political relations, including in the field of ethnopolitical relations. The knowledge and skills acquired by students are much-in-demand in: public and administrative authorities; local government; and various analytical, educational, and civil society institutions. Scope of professional activities: political technology, research, educational, and teaching activities to name just a few.