Law (with Advanced Studies in Chinese Language and Law)

40.03.01In english, chinese and russian

Level of education Bachelor

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 4 years

Main courses
  • Theory of Law and State
  • History of China
  • Culture and Ethnography of China
  • History of Law and State 
  • Constitutional Law of Russia and the PRC
  • Criminal Law of Russia and the PRC
  • Administrative Law of Russia and the PRC
  • Procedural Law of Russia and the PRC
  • Civil Law of Russia and the PRC
  • Labour Law of Russia and the PRC
  • Socio-political System and Economy of China
  • Social Security Law of Russia and the PRC
  • Natural Resources Law of Russia and the PRC
  • Foreign Policy of China
  • Chinese
  • Public Finance Law of Russia and the PRC
  • Entrepreneurial Law of Russia and the PRC
  • Customs Law of Russia and the PRC
  • International Law
Our advantages
  • The academic programme is unique in the present-day educational space in that it gives an opportunity for students to study not only Russian law but also China and its legal system.
  • The programme uses a comprehensive (interdisciplinary) approach to developing its content. It combines teaching all the legal disciplines necessary for professional work with an in-depth study of foreign languages, including Chinese.
  • The teaching staff use advanced teaching methods including information technology, case studies, role plays, and business games.
  • The programme has been designed and is implemented by St Petersburg University independently. It involves cooperation with partners from the People’s Republic of China, including: Peking University; China University of Political Science and Law; Shanghai University of Political Science and Law; and Jilin University to name just a few.
  • Practical training is held at the Legal Clinic of St Petersburg University.
  • Graduates of the bachelor’s programmes speak English at a level of proficiency comparable to the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
  • The academic programme has been designed taking into account the views of employers on the correlation of graduates' competencies and job functions in their professional activities.
International relations
  • China University of Political Science and Law (China)
  • Renmin University of China (China)
  • Shanghai University of Political Science and Law (China)
  • Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
  • Jilin University (China)
  • Peking University (China)
  • The University of Passau (Germany)
  • Universität Hamburg (Germany)
  • Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)

There is an agreement with the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China on academic mobility programmes.

Career opportunities
  • The programme is aimed at training lawyers who are competitive both in the Russian and international labour markets. They are equipped with the necessary professional skills, including cultural and linguistic competences, to work in various areas of cooperation with the People's Republic of China. 
  • The specificity of the graduates' professional activity is determined by their competence both in the field of business networking and in other areas, as well as by their understanding of the fundamentals of the Chinese legal system in general and of the particular branches of law directly related to regulation of the appropriate relations.

The programme has been internationally accredited by the Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation (FIBAA) as part of the institutional accreditation of the Faculty of Law, the Certificate  dated 26 February 2021.

The programme is internationally accredited by the Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance and Career Development (AKKORK), the Certificate dated 28 January 2021.