History and Culture of St Petersburg and Leningrad Region

46.04.01In russian

Level of education Master

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 2 years

Main academic courses
  • History of St Petersburg
  • The Architecture of St Petersburg and Suburbs
  • Technology and Organisation of City Tours
  • St Petersburg and Europe
  • Fundamentals of Historical Urbanistics
  • Military St Petersburg
  • Multinational St Petersburg
  • Museums of St Petersburg, Suburbs and Leningrad Region
  • Archaeology of St Petersburg and Leningrad Region
  • Noble Manor Houses of St Petersburg and Suburbs
International cooperation
  • New Bulgarian University (Bulgaria)
  • The University of Bergen (Norway)
  • The University of Wrocław (Poland)
Main areas of research
  • Analysis of cultural and sightseeing resources of Russian regions
  • History of St Petersburg and Leningrad Region
  • History of the documentary heritage of Russian regions
  • History of museum work in Russia
  • History of the sightseeing business in Russia
  • Current issues in urban studies
  • Analysis of everyday life
  • Historical memory
Our advantages
  • The programme provides an understanding of the specific regional development of Russia, and the interaction of the ‘centre-region’ in Russian history from ancient to modern times;
  • The history and culture of St Petersburg and Leningrad Region is studied. This is combined with a comprehensive introduction to the modern social and political structure of the country, and its role in the macro-regional and global political processes;
  • The programme provides the graduates with the opportunity to obtain necessary knowledge and skills for their work with various resources reflecting historical events at the regional and global levels;
  • The graduate is able to carry out expert activities in the field of the socio-cultural potential of Russian regions on the basis of the acquired knowledge;
  • The acquired skills in intercultural communication and tourism allow graduates to organise the work of travel companies with respect to the regional features of St Petersburg, Leningrad Region and other regions of Russia;
  • Knowledge and skills in museum and archive activity allow graduates to carry out organisational, scientific and methodical work in cultural institutions of St Petersburg and Leningrad Region;
  • The competencies obtained become the basis for independent fundamental research and for practical activities;
  • These skills allow graduates to organise cultural processes at the local, regional and federal levels, and to interact with public organisations and the media.
Practical training and career opportunities

The education proposes practical training in pedagogy under the aegis of St Petersburg University. The key positions are:

  • Scientific associate
  • Archive associate
  • Museum associate
  • Library associate
  • Mass Media editor
  • Publishing house scientific editor
  • Manager in historical and cultural and educative tourism
  • Guide
  • Teacher of cultural and educational centres
  • Teacher of secondary and vocational schools
  • Screenwriter and editor for documentary film and TV industry
  • Creative manager of advertising and PR services