Journalism and Culture of Society

In russian

Level of education Master

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 2 years

Programme description
  • The programme is aimed at applicants with a university degree in various social, humanitarian and artistic fields (journalism, cultural studies, history of arts, philosophy, philology, sociology, history, socio-cultural activitity, etc.) who wish to continue their studies or gain additional knowledge in the field of culture-oriented journalism
  • The programme focuses on the development of professional competences, involving both the acquisition of theoretical knowledge and the acquisition of practical skills and abilities. During training, master’s students acquire knowledge of: current trends in culture coverage and forms of presenting cultural information in the media; theoretical and methodological approaches to analysis of cultural processes and phenomena; specifics, methods and principles of work of a cultural journalist who covers issues of arts, science, education, religion, ethnocultural interaction, political culture, everyday cultural practices and can provide analysis of moral and spiritual aspects of modern society
  • Students of the programme have an opportunity to master journalist’s creative skills, including by attending number of trainings and master classes conducted by creative studios and recognized practitioners
  • Main centers of professional and creative training are represented by the editorial offices of the St Petersburg media
Main academic courses
  • Arts Journalism
  • World Cultural Heritage in Travel Journalism
  • Media, Religion and Culture
  • Science Mediatisation
  • Investigative Journalism of Everyday Life
  • Fashion Journalism
  • Journalism as a Sociocultural Phenomenon
  • The Aesthetics of Journalism
  • Axiology of journalism
  • Cross-cultural communication
  • Strategic Communications in Culture
Our Advantages
  • The programme responds to the increased demand of modern mass media for highly qualified journalists specializing in the field of culture
  • The programme provides training for media specialists with fundamental theoretical knowledge and practical abilities in modern journalism, skilled in various aspects of the cultural life of society and capable of qualified research and teaching activities
  • For persons with a bachelor degree in journalism the Master’s programme provides an opportunity to improve qualifications, deepen professional knowledge and skills, acquire diplomas with specialization that is in demand on the labor market
  • For persons with a bachelor degree in Cultural Studies or History of Arts, the programme provides an opportunity to apply special knowledge and experience in a journalist’s work. The programme is multidisciplinary in nature and covers the following fields of study: social communications, cultural studies, philology, history, religious studies, aesthetics, etc
  • The variety of academic courses of the programme offers a wide range of possibilities to meet intellectual needs of students, develop their personal talents, promote professional self-determination and further self-development
  • During the training, undergraduates are involved in the implementation of research and professional-practical projects carried out at the departments of St Petersburg State University and in the media in cooperation with domestic and foreign partners
  • The programme is unique and has no equivalents in the market of educational services
International cooperation
  • The University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
  • Pedagogical University of Krakow, Poland
  • Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Journalist, correspondent (journalistic activity)
  • Editor (editing activity)
  • Press officer, employee of an advertising agency, public relations agency (applied information and communication activities)
  • Researcher, analyst, research associate (research activities)
  • Teacher (educational and teaching activity)