International Journalism

42.04.02In russian

Level of education Master

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 2 years

Main academic courses
  • Theory and Practice of International Journalism
  • The Media Map of the World
  • International Journalism and Diplomacy
  • Foreign Policy Propaganda
  • Digital Democracy
  • Intercultural Media Discourse
  • Information and International Security
  • International Journalistic Media Laboratory
  • Creating a Media Project
  • Visualisation of International Information: Fundamentals of Photography and Infographics
  • Work with International Information in Commerce
  • Work with International Information in Public Administration
Our advantages
  • The programme takes into account the latest trends in the modern educational environment. During the development of the curriculum, similar programmes of the world's top schools of journalism were benchmarked: the University of Missouri (the USA); Shanghai University (China); Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), City, University of London (Great Britain); MGIMO University (Russia); and others.
  • The programme maintains a balance of theory and practice, and science and applied professional activity. Among the teaching staff of the programme are: high calibre faculty of St Petersburg University and foreign universities; teacher-practitioners; and representatives of the Russian and foreign media communities.
  • Representatives of the Russian News Agency TASS and the International Television and Radio Company MIR took part in the development of the programme.
  • The academic programme is unique in that it provides simultaneous majors in such areas of professional development as ‘creativity and technology’ and ‘analysis and management’. Along with the competencies that make it possible to conduct activities in international journalism, graduates have an opportunity to receive much deeper knowledge and skills in practical journalism, or in research.
  • There is an opportunity to master the skills of working with international information in commerce and public administration. Much attention is paid to: the features of work in the context of mass media transformation; and journalism under the influence of new information technology.
International relations
  • Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)
  • TU Dortmund University (Germany)
  • Volda University College (Norway)
  • Beijing International Studies University (China)
  • The Adam Mickiewicz University (Poland)
  • George Mason University (the USA)
Main areas of research
  • International journalism: regional challenges and Integration processes
  • Mass media of the Global South: processes, technologies, practices
  • Freedom of speech in the political culture of the East and West
  • Media activity on social networks
  • Electoral populism on social media
  • Media consumption of generations in Russia and abroad
  • International journalism in the ‘edutainment’ format
  • Media ethics in the digital age
Career opportunities


  • International journalist, journalist, correspondent (journalistic activity)
  • Editor (editing activity)
  • Editor-in-chief, producer, media manager, specialist in working with international information in commerce and public administration (organisational and managerial activity)
  • Researcher, analyst, research associate (research activities)
  • Teacher (educational and teaching activity)