Public Policy in Modern Russia

In russian

Level of education Master

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 2 years

Programme description
  • The master’s programme ‘Public Policy in Modern Russia’ is designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge and skills that make it possible to: be fully functional in the field of public policy; competently analyse political processes; participate in political and public campaigns; and efficiently cooperate with government agencies and civil society institutions
  • The programme is aimed at applicants with bachelor’s and specialist’s degrees who have analytical skills and are capable of defining problems, and comparing and analysing events independently
  • Work experience in government agencies/organisations, public associations, non-governmental organisations will be an additional advantage when studying in the master’s programme
Main academic courses
  • Current Theories of Public Politics
  • Corporate Public Policy
  • Network Analysis of Politics and Political Governance
  • Urban Public Space
  • Local Government in the Public Authority System
  • Problem of Choice in Public Policy
  • Comparative Public Politics
  • Political Analysis of Protest Forms of Civic Participation
Our advantages
  • The master’s programme "Public Policy in Modern Russia" is designed to provide students with in-depth knowledge and skills that make it possible to: be fully functional in the field of public policy; competently analyse political processes; participate in political and public campaigns; and efficiently cooperate with government agencies and civil society institutions. The programme introduces students to the latest trends in political science and provides them with practical skills in conducting research and applying political technology
  • The programme trains high calibre experts through an interdisciplinary approach to political sciences
  • The programme focuses on training Russian specialists to participate in the political process, who are capable of: efficiently identifying and solving issues in specific areas of public policy; and studying Russian practices at federal, regional and local levels
  • The master’s programme draws on best research and teaching practices at St Petersburg University in the field of public policy and governance. The programme is unique in that it focuses on: training master’s students for expert, analytical and managerial activities in the interaction with public authorities; developing specific professional competencies in public administration, involving the abandonment of the traditional hierarchical management structure in favour of horizontal relations of collaboration, partnership and cooperation between state and citizens; and training a new public and state management
  • Students with a focus on studying in doctoral programmes at leading Russian universities or PhD programmes at foreign universities receive appropriate training
  • Students have an opportunity to take part in academic mobility programmes. There are over 300 leading universities in Europe, America and Asia among partner universities
Main areas of research
  • Political discourse in Russian public policy
  • Public policy in the Russian regions
  • Public policy in Russian megalopolises
  • Russian urban public space
  • Mass communications and political technologies in shaping Russian public policy
  • Russian local government in the public authority system
  • Lobbyism in Russian public politics; The problem of choice in Russian public policy
  • Non-profit organisations in Russian political process
  • Political practices of interaction between the Russian state and civil society
  • Network analysis of the political agenda
  • Business and interest groups in Russian public policy
  • Comparative public policy
Practical training and career opportunities

Professions

Graduates of the programme are much-in-demand in: government relations departments of Russian and foreign companies; expert and analytical structures of government and local authorities; analytical groups of political parties; government and independent analytical centres; analytical departments and services of banks; and marketing campaigns to name just a few.

  • Among the prospective jobs are:
  • Lead analyst
  • Political programme evaluator
  • Expert in political expertise
  • Head of research
  • Project manager
  • State and municipal government relations advisor
  • Manager of corporate public programmes
  • Political science teacher at higher education institutions
  • State and municipal employee
  • Specialist in monitoring the external environment of the organisation
  • Grant manager
  • Project manager