The Modernisation of the West: 16th – 21st Centuries

46.04.01In russian

Level of education Master

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 2 years

Main academic courses
  • Origins of Modernity: The Dynamics and Logic of the Western Development
  • Modernisation Process in Modern Information Systems
  • The Phenomenon of Globalisation in Historical Perspective
  • The Origin and Decay of the Eurocentric Model of the World in 1492–1918 
  • New Models of the World Order in International Relations: 1918 to the Present Day
  • From Antiquity to Modernity: The Structure of Everyday Life in the Time of Modernisation
  • Art and Its Influence on the Modernisation Processes of the 16th – 19th Centuries
  • Revolutions and Reforms in the Modernisation Process of the West
  • Empires, Imperialism and Post-Imperialism as Factors of Modernisation
  • Transformation of the Natural Science Worldview
  • Historical Studies in the Postmodern Era
  • Social Structures of the Ancient Regime
  • From Industrial to Post-Industrial Society: The Evolution of Social Structures
  • ‘Half-Periphery’: Modernisation Issues
  • Authoritarian and Totalitarian Modernisation Models
  • The Iberian World and Russia in the 16th – 21st Centuries: The Main Stages and Features of Cross-Cultural Interaction
  • The Anglo-Saxon World and Russia in the Era of Modernisation: The Main Stages and Features of Cross-Cultural Interaction
Our advantages
  • The academic programme ‘The Modernisation of the West: 16th – 21st Centuries’ is designed to train qualified specialists with a comprehensive current knowledge in the field of modern and contemporary history of Western Europe and America.
  • The academic programme is aimed at mastering: the theoretical and methodological background to the analysis of the political process; and methods for generating predictive valuation of development trends in Western Europe and America, and political and cultural interstate relations.
  • After the training, graduates will have the professional competencies necessary for further research, educational, expert, analytical, organisational and managerial activities.
  • The academic programme has been designed taking into account professional standards and the views of employers on the correlation of graduates' competencies and job functions in their professional activities.
International relations
  • The University of Greifswald (Germany)
  • The University of Wrocław (Poland)
  • Manchester Metropolitan University (Great Britain)
Main areas of research
  • Historical processes and phenomena in sociocultural, political, economic dimensions and their reflection in historical records
  • Macro and micro historical processes in the structural and historical and anthropological dimension
  • Main events and stages of development of world history
  • Political, social and economic history of foreign countries
  • The most important achievements of culture and value systems, formed throughout history
  • Objects of historical collective memory of states, peoples, nations and the structure of the national and civilisational identity of contemporary society
  • International relations, and the history of ethnic groups, nations and nationalism
  • History of wars and military conflicts
  • History of international organisations, and political and public institutions
  • Contemporary foreign historiography and methods of studying history